Days after two Florida high school girls were forced to leave school after the video of their racist rant went viral, another disturbing clip from two girls at a different school is causing similar outrage.
The latest video features two students from Santaluces High School in Palm Beach County, Fla. making racial comments about the black students at their school. They mock girls who wear hair weaves and claim everyone who attends starts “turning black.”
“It’s not a tan, you gonna start turning black, yo!” one of the girls says. “You catch the disease.”
“I used to be a preppy, pretty, total private school girl — now I’m black,” the other girl says.
Making fun of weave hair extensions, the first girl, brushing her hair, says she feels “kind of bad for them though, they can’t brush their hair.”
“Guys, if you’re watching this video now, and you have a weave, and you are black, please be offended — because we are making fun of you,” she says.
Laughing their way through the four-minute video, the other girl later says: “It’s kinda sad cause like, I don’t like black people. They’re annoying. They stink. They’re ugly.”
“Some are nice. They’re pretty,” the first girl cuts in. “Look at Tyra Banks!”
Ending with “Peace and love” and flashing the peace sign, the video was posted to YouTube multiple times and spread through links on students’ Facebook walls, the Palm Beach Post reported. It has been removed at least twice in violation of YouTube’s policy against hate speech, the newspaper reported.
The video came to officials’ attention Monday. The girls — whose names or ages have not been released — recorded the video outside school hours, leading Santaluces Principal Kathleen Orloff to tell the Post it was “groundbreaking territory” in terms of how the district plans to to deal with their behavior.
According to the newspaper, Santaluces High School is 27 percent white, 35 percent black and 33 percent Hispanic.
School Police Chief Jim Kelly told the newspaper his department added extra officers to the campus to ensure student safety but said there were no problems.
Orloff told the Post she sent an automated phone message to parents explaining the situation and urging them to use it to talk to their children “about mindless prejudice and expose it.”