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This kid above makes a great point about these “white girls” and their continuous racism toward other races.
The mother sat in shock at Gainesville High School and watched a video of her daughter and another female student making derogatory comments about black students.
After several minutes, her anger couldn’t be contained.
“You know what,” she told police and school officials, “I’ve heard enough.”
The family of the second student involved in posting a racially charged video that went viral spoke out on Monday, expressing regret, fear for their safety and hope for forgiveness.
Two female students withdrew from GHS on Wednesday after a video about black students filled with stereotypes and racial slurs went viral and gained hundreds of thousands of views. Extra police were called to the school on Thursday as the two students received death threats. The first family sent a letter of apology on Friday for their daughter’s actions. The second family agreed to speak to The Gainesville Sun on Monday. Identities of both families are being withheld by The Sun because the students are minors.
In an apology letter sent to the Sun, the mother of the second girl involved in the video said she taught her daughter to be accepting of all races.
“Everyone, including all parents and teenagers, must put in their part to stop racism, no matter what color your skin may be,” the woman wrote. “We have to practice forgiveness. As the Bible says, ‘whoever among you is without sin, throw the first stone.’ ”
The girl also wrote in a letter of apology that racism of any kind is inappropriate.
“Seeing the video later on, I realized how bad it was and how ignorant we looked,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it was myself that I was seeing. It seemed like another person.” The daughter has been in hiding since the video exploded, the woman said. The daughter must go to a family member’s house while her mother works. Fearing for their pet, the dog goes, too.
“Our lives have changed totally, 180 degrees. This has made her an adult really quick.”
Her mother said she talked to her daughter about the dangers of the Internet and monitored her social media activity as much as she could. Now, her daughter couldn’t post something if she wanted to.
“No Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and certainly no Youtube,” she said. “Everything is gone. The only thing she has is her cell phone and I’m thinking about taking that, too.”
The family hopes the community can heal, forgive and move forward.
“We could say it a million times: there’s no excuse for what’s she’s done,” the woman said. “We’re sorry for any pain and harm and anger caused. I can understand that, but we’re not racists.”
She wishes she could take it back, the girl said.
“I’m not a racist person. I still don’t see someone and judge them because of skin color,” the girl said, but after the video, “no one is going to believe me anymore.”
Turn the page to see the controversial video of the girls’ racist rant.