School District investigates student’s racist Snapchat video

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School District is investigating a racist Snapchat video that was posted on social media Wednesday.  The video shows a student using racial slurs while talking about black people.

It is the latest incident in what seems like a never-ending battle of tackling racism in schools.  

“The language on that video and the actions on that video are unacceptable, and they are racist, and we have to be calling it out for what it is,” said Jolie Brislin from the Anti Defamation League.

In the video, an unidentified teen uses the “N-word,” while also telling black people to burn in hell.

“The past couple of months have been very difficult to explain to your kids their rights first of all as a human being, respect that should be given to them as a human being as well as the respect that they should give to others,” said Patsy Brown, a parent. 

The teen also makes a remark towards civil rights activist Rosa Parks while singing lyrics from a song.

“I don’t care if they are lyrics of a song. They have no place in our society, and I would actually say they have no place in our arts as well,” said Brislin.

Palo Verde High School officials say even though the video wasn’t filmed on campus, behavior like this will not be tolerated.

“This video was not filmed on campus. A parent message was sent yesterday evening, 5/15, to all Palo Verde HS parents regarding the inappropriate content in the video even though it was not filmed at school.”

“We’re all kind of working in waters that we have never dealt with,” Brislin said.  “We have never seen the rate of incidents taking place like they are today.”

CCSD is encouraging students to report any concerning situations or videos to the police instead of re-posting it on social media.

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