- The video was first shared to Twitter then shared to other social media platforms
- It is reported the video was filmed at a party over the weekend
- The Mayor of Hoover released a statement on Monday against the views seen in the video
An incredibly racist viral video on social media shows Alabama students from Spain Park and Hoover High School sharing their twisted views on African-Americans and Jews at a party over the weekend.
The video appears to have first been shared on Twitter, but then found its way to other social media platforms. In the video, a male student is seen saying “Without the Holocaust, what would the world be like?” A female student responds, “We wouldn’t have white people still. And all of the niggers would not be here.”
From there the video continues to get worse as the students continue to share their racist views. One student claims, “Jews would rule the world right now.” After a very brief moment of silence, another student says, “Fuck niggers! Fuck Jews!” Later in the video, the students suggest African-Americans should be put in concentration camps. One female is also heard saying, “No we run niggers because they do football for us. And rap music. And we pay them for that.”
The teens attend schools in Hoover, a suburb south of Birmingham. Hoover City Councilman Derrick Murphy said he was “saddened” by the words of the students and that there is no excuse for “hate speech,” which he says does not represent Hoover.
I am saddened by the words and thoughts of these children. There is no excuse for hate speech; or hate for that matter. This does not represent our city.
Hoover Superintendent Kathy Murphy held a conference call on Monday morning with the principals of Hoover and Spain Park and confirmed the students in the video attend both high schools. Murphy first received the video around 11:00 pm on Sunday night. Murphy said she was “sad and disappointed” by the students’ views expressed in the video.
We are exceptionally sad and disappointed that this would either be the attitude of some of our young people or whatever would prompt them to have such conversations.
Even though the incident occurred off campus, the video has had a residual impact on the schools, which will play into decided punishment for the students involved. However, Unique Simpson — an African American student at Spain Park — told AL.com said multiple incidents have occurred at the school and were not handled well by the administration.
Honestly, I am so sick and tired of going through this same routine at Spain Park High School. I’ve been through so many personal experiences.
This needs to stop.
On Monday, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato released a statement on the City of Hoover Twitter account. In the statement, Brocato said the city condemns racism. Brocato also claimed to be “deeply disturbed” by the video.
The City of Hoover condemns racism and hatred in every form and at any place or time. We are deeply disturbed by a video that is currently circulating on social media. Our city is a place for all people to live, work and play in a safe environment.
“The City of Hoover condemns racism and hatred in every form and at any place or time. We are deeply disturbed by a video that is currently circulating on social media. Our city is a place for all people to live, work and play in a safe environment."— City of Hoover (@CityofHoover) March 4, 2019