Texas Mayor Slams Parents Over Racist Video Of Student Chanting N-word
A Texas mayor is taking a stand against parents of students after they were heard on a video using the N-word.
Southlake Mayor Laura Hill took to Facebook to vent her frustrations at the use of the word,
“I am at a loss for words, at least words that are becoming [of] a mayor,” Hill wrote. “I will not allow this to become a beat down on Southlake again, but I am going to say, parents we had better wake the heck up. Every time a child does something ignorant or just plain bad we demand to know what the district is going to do and what will the punishment be.”
Hill asked parents to take a stand and teach their children better,
“This ugly thinking can’t be ‘fixed’ by some magical punishment from Carroll ISD,” Hill wrote. “Parents, at some point we need to be as hard on ourselves as we are on them. We [cannot] expect the school district to raise our kids, teach them morals, ethics, common decency and on top of that academics.”
“I have been overwhelmed by the people who have stepped up to be part of good, but we must demand the buy-in from everyone in our circles,” Hill’s post continued. “Parents have the power we need to use it.”
A spokeswoman for Carroll Independent School District spoke to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that they discovered the racist video on Tuesday.
“We are sad,” spokeswoman Julie Thannum said. “We are angry this has happened again.”
The clip shows students in a car shouting racial epithets,
“Oh my God, yes, I can say n—-r more,” one girl can be heard saying in the video.
District officials released a statement that they would be acting to resolve the matter,
“Although an apology was posted by the student seen most prominently in the video, it does not undo the harm and hurt felt when racial slurs are used,” the statement read. “This type of speech will always be unacceptable and quite frankly, makes us angry and sad.”