School investigating racist video by high school students: 'We just need N****** gone'

Elise Solé
Yahoo Lifestyle
Alabama teens recorded themselves making racist comments on a social media video. (Photo: Screenshot/Twitter)
Alabama teens recorded themselves making racist comments on a social media video. (Photo: Screenshot/Twitter)

Alabama high school students made a video saying that bi-racial people should be banished to concentration camps and using the N-word and anti-Semitic language, prompting condemnation from the town’s mayor.

“Without the Holocaust, what would the world be like?” asks one boy wearing a red shirt in the video, which was shot by another who laughs, intermittently showing his face on camera.

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“We would have white people still!” says a girl. He says, “Jews would rule the world.”

“F*** [N-word], f*** Jews,” says a boy wearing a white shirt.

The girl says, “Jews are fine because they’re white…we just need [N-word] gone. We have mixed Oreos — what are you going to do with them?”

A boy replies, “You stick them in concentration camps.” She answers, “You have to wait until they die off…How about we kick out the Democrats and go on strike?”

A Snapchat video showed teens who attend the Hoover City Schools district in Alabama making racist comments about black and Jewish people. Photo: Twitter
A Snapchat video showed teens who attend the Hoover City Schools district in Alabama making racist comments about black and Jewish people. Photo: Twitter

The video was reportedly posted to Snapchat. Kathy Murphy, superintendent of Hoover City Schools in Alabama, who received the video on Sunday night, didn’t return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for an interview. She told AL.com, “We are exceptionally sad and disappointed that this would either be the attitude of some of our young people or whatever would prompt them to have such conversations.”

The superintendent spoke to the principals of Hoover High School and Spain Park High School on Monday, as the featured students attend the district. However, the film was made off-campus. Murphy told AL.com: “To the extent that a matter happens off campus and has some residual impact in the school itself” will influence any potential disciplinary measures. “It certainly speaks to the work we have before us.” 

An African-American senior student at Spain Park High School told AL.com, “Honestly, I am so sick and tired of going through this same routine at Spain Park High School. I’ve been through so many personal experiences. This needs to stop.”


On Monday, Hoover City Schools tweeted a notice on its website: “We have been made aware of a recently posted video that features Hoover School System students who appear to be engaged in disturbing conduct. The activity apparently took place this past weekend at a private residence. Although it was not part of any school function, the conduct in question is in direct conflict with our school system’s values and its mission.  Our school administrators are carefully investigating the situation in order to assess our options under the Code of Student Conduct. In the meantime, the Hoover school community may be assured that the Board, together with its administrative and instructional staff, remains steadfastly committed to maintaining and strengthening a school culture that encourages and embraces diversity, inclusiveness, and tolerance.” 

Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato tweeted“The City of Hoover condemns racism and hatred in every form and at any place or time.” He added that “we are deeply disturbed by a video that is currently circulating on social media.”


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