Father Confronts Racist Parent Using Snapchat To Bully His Adopted Black Daughter
The father of two Minnesota middle school students who apparently condoned his kids’ use of racial slurs towards their African-American classmate on Snapchat and later used a few of his own in a voicemail to the girl’s father has lost his job over the incident.
A Prior Lake, Minnesota father addressed racial bullying in a YouTube video that has garnered hundreds of thousands of views in just days. Most recently, he posted a comment on the video thanking viewers for their support, and addressing his daughter’s own indiscretion.
“We have a very beautiful African American daughter that we were very fortunate enough to adopt 11 years ago. We’ve dealt with a little bit of racism, you know, stares, things like that when she calls us mom or dad, but she didn’t notice so we just blew it off because it was directed towards us,” Knudson says in the video.
However, on New Year’s Eve, Knudson says a set of twins from Prior Lake High School sent his daughter a few Snapchats, smartphone video messages that disappear after they’re viewed. Knudson said his daughter’s friend, who was with her at the time, brought the incident to his attention, and upon receiving the fourth Snapchat, he and his wife recorded it with their own phones. In the Snap, the speaker calls the recipient “such a slut, “a n*****,” and a “fat a** b****.”
Brad Knudson recorded a YouTube video and on it, played racist voicemails from the father of two children who apparently sent his 8th grade daughter, Dierdra, a series of malicious Snapchats. A voicemail, apparently from Puro, said the following:
“Yeah, Brad, tides have turned, huh? I guess you’re n***** lover. Call me back.”
The father of those alleged bullies lost his job just two days after the video was posted.
However, the parents of the girl being “bullied” later learned that she didn’t take the actions of her classmates as serious as her parents did. They had this to say in response:
“I would like to thank everyone for their support. I just found out our daughter did not take this issue as seriously as Wendy and I. The n word is something I was taught at a very young age was not appropriate. You hear nowadays a lot of songs by People of all color use this word. You also see videos that they use this word. I have never liked it I’ve always thought it was inappropriate that they used it. I have now found out that my daughter during the WCCO interview decided to use Snapchat and send people videos of her thinking that this was a game and it was funny and she actually uses the N-word twice. Regardless of your skin color I and my wife do not tolerate this word our daughter is going to be reprimanded in an appropriate manner. I am extremely saddened and disappointed because of this video she has discredited the message that we wanted to convey. I hope that this does not stop our efforts to highlight the issues that still remain regarding bully and the effects it has on children. “
What do you make of all this, Bossip fam?