Racist video draws condemnation, is removed from YouTube
NORFOLK, Va. - A civil rights group and officials at Old Dominion University are condemning a racist video that was circulating online until YouTube removed it.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that the video shows a white woman in an ODU sweatshirt using expletives and racial slurs in a rap rant against black people. The video is titled "White Gal - White Power."
YouTube posted on its website that the video had been removed Tuesday morning for violating the site's policy on hate speech.
ODU President John Broderick said in a statement that the "vile video" represents an act of hate and intolerance.
Matt Thomas, spokesman for the ODU NAACP, told The Virginia-Pilot that the video was even more offensive because it was posted during Black History month.
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