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Texas Tech Dean releases statement on 'racially charged video'

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

A discriminatory video posted on a third-party platform by a Texas Tech student in November is now gaining widespread attention on social media today, and is raising concerns. Kennedy Evans, a student at Texas Tech, posted this video (which contains graphic imagery and words) to her Twitter page, claiming it was the video posted by another student that she reported to the university earlier this year. 

 "I was just kinda angry at the fact that he felt comfortable sending that in a conversation where he knew black people be. Like, he felt comfortable enough because he knew nothing would be done to him," Evans said. 

The video attributes a drop in property values, disturbances and violence to African Americans. It also uses images of the KKK.

Evans' claims the original poster was only banned from the E-sports organization at Tech, where the student had originally posted the video in an online chat room, for 2 weeks.

The University has not confirmed this. 

"I thought that through social media, other people would stand with me. Rather than me just standing by myself, in silence and expecting other people to do something about it," Evans added. 

Texas Tech Dean of Students D. Matthew Gregory, PhD, issued a statement Tuesday morning. Read the full statement below:

Texas Tech Community, 

The Office of the Dean of Students received a report in November concerning a discriminatory video that was posted on a third party platform. We contacted the reporting party as soon as we learned of the report and initiated an investigation. The matter has been addressed but due to federal law, we are unable to speak publicly about processes or outcomes associated with student behavior matters. We thank you very much for your concern. Please know that we find the video and related images to be deplorable and are not condoned by the University.

Sincerely,

D. Matthew Gregory, PhD

Dean of Students

Texas Tech University

 

 

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