High Schoolers Expelled Over Racist Viral Video Showing 'Recipe' for African Americans

Two white students from Carrollton High School in Carrollton City, Georgia were expelled on Friday after posting a 50-second "cooking video" in which they use "ingredients" to create a black person made of racist stereotypes. Their expulsion occurred after the video went viral online and several classmates identified the students.

In the video—which was initially posted onto the video-sharing social network TikTok—a white, bearded student and a blonde female student lightly kick open the door to a household bathroom.

Showing their faces in the mirror, she announces, "Hey, today we're making..."

The camera then zooms down the sink where there's a piece of notebook paper with a plural form of the n-word written on it. The male student says the word in a deadpan voice.

Imitating a cooking show, the male student lifts cups of water and pours each one into the sink, over the paper with the n-word written on it. Under each cup is a piece of paper with the name of an "ingredient" written on it. The female student reads each ingredient as it's revealed.

She announces, "First we have 'black.'" He then pours the cup of water into the sink over the n-word. "Next we have, 'don't have a dad.'" The other ingredients include "eating watermelon and fried chicken" and "rob people."

"Specifically whites," the male student adds as he refills the "robs people" cup over and over using the sink tap. He then starts vigorously pumping hand soap into the sink as the tap runs, the wet n-word paper now clogging the sink.

One cup labeled "make good choices" is empty, insinuating that black people don't. The students feign surprise over the cup having nothing in it.

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Students posted a 50-second "cooking video" on Tik Tok in which they use "ingredients" to create a black person made of racist stereotypes. Robert Alexander/Getty

"Tonight it has been brought to my attention that an inappropriate video was created on the TikTok social media platform," Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Mark Albertus wrote late Thursday on a statement posted via Twitter.

"Please know that this video has been addressed immediately and any student involved in the production of this video will face serious consequences. Carrollton City Schools' top priority is the health and well-being of our students and this type of behavior will not be tolerated."

Albertus added that the video is "not representative of the district's respect for all people," and that "the racist behavior observed in the video easily violates this standard."

"They are no longer students at Carrollton High School," he wrote.

Carrollton High Principal David Brooks added that even though the video was recorded outside of school, "it doesn't alleviate the students' responsibility to uphold a high standard of behavior."

"It is our priority to keep our schools safe," he continued, "and there is no doubt this incident has caused significant tension at Carrollton High School, across the district, state and nation—even the world."

Due to the coronavirus, Georgia's public schools will remain closed for the remainder of the year. Students still receive remote instruction over the internet, so it's unclear what effect the expulsion will have on the students.

Newsweek has reached out to Carrollton High School for comment. The school had not yet responded by the time of publication.

According to the last U.S. Census, 28.7 percent of Carrollton City's population is black and 53.9 percent is white.

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