Video of a Maryland teen ranting about the Black Lives Matter movement with racially charged statements went viral in late January, prompting a response from the boy’s school district.
Howard County, Maryland, superintendent Renee Foose called video of a local student “disturbing” and said in a letter to parents that his comments were a “teachable moment.”
“I mean, seriously, who the f--- cares about some black man who dies,” the teen says in the video, referring to the Black Lives Matter movement.
A student offscreen subsequently asks the teen to repeat his remarks.
“They’re an inferior race, OK?” he responds. “Does anybody really care? Like look at this motherf-----!” He then holds up a $5 bill displaying the face of Abraham Lincoln.
“This guy is a traitor to the white race! Alright?”
The video quickly went viral, soon catching the attention of school officials. The teen later posted a message to social media apologizing for the rant.
“I am learning from this mistake and hope to gain forgiveness from those who I hurt with my words,” he said.
Watch the disturbing rant below.
Warning: Contains strong language.