Gainesville High School students' racist YouTube rant expelled, apologize

Two young girls behind a racist viral video have been booted from their high school. The Gainesville Florida high school students recorded a rant directed at their black classmates, complaining about their diction and supposed lack of intelligence. The video provoked an outrage, especially because the participants were so brazen with their bigotry. The Huffington Post reports:

After two minors from Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Fla., posted a nearly 14-minute-long racist rant on YouTube, the girls are “no longer students at the school,” WCJB-TV reports.

Last week, eight police officers were brought to the campus in light of death threats the girls were receiving in response to their videos. The videos included comments like, “You can understand what we are saying, our accents, we use actual words. Black people do not.”

Gainesville High School principal David Shelnutt did not go into detail on the extent of the disciplinary action taken against the girls, but did tell WCJB that their comments were not welcome at the school.

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