Tech Dean of Students releases statement on "racially charged vi

Texas Tech Dean releases statement on 'racially charged video'

Posted: Updated:
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

 

 

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • 'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

    'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

    Thursday, January 23 2020 1:36 PM EST2020-01-23 18:36:32 GMT
    Friday, January 24 2020 10:36 AM EST2020-01-24 15:36:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, File). FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the Universi...(AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, File). FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the Universi...
    (AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, File). FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the Universi...(AP Photo/Chip Somodevilla, File). FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the Universi...
    A host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events has died.
    A host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events has died.
  • Sunshine and mild next few days, slight rain chances next week

    Sunshine and mild next few days, slight rain chances next week

    A cool front will drop highs some this weekend, colder days into next week with strong wind. Get the latest details on possible precipitation chances in the FOX34 Weather Blog.
    A cool front will drop highs some this weekend, colder days into next week with strong wind. Get the latest details on possible precipitation chances in the FOX34 Weather Blog.
  • Woman critically injured in Lubbock house fire

    Woman critically injured in Lubbock house fire

    Lubbock Fire Rescue reports the cause of a fire that injured a woman in southwest Lubbock Wednesday night is undetermined at this point.
    Lubbock Fire Rescue reports the cause of a fire that injured a woman in southwest Lubbock Wednesday night is undetermined at this point.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2020 RAMAR. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.