Racist Video Showing Ohio University Students Circulated on Social Media

A racist video showing students at Ohio University was found on a GroupMe chat and then was widely circulated on social media. The video shows one student reciting the rhyme “One, two, three, four, how many niggers are in my store.”

The university’s official Twitter accounted posted “We are disappointed that this has happened. This behavior contradicts Ohio’s values.”

Later Jenny Hall-Jones, dean of students at Ohio University, tweeted that “I’m appreciative of all who were outraged and did something by bringing it to our attention. I can see and hear the hurt that this incident has caused.”

Ohio University’s main campus in Athens enrolls more than 23,000 undergraduate students and more than 6,000 graduate students, according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 6 percent of the undergraduate student body.


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