A concerned mother in Alabama came across a racist video of a white teen shouting racial slurs and said she’s scared the student’s actions could lead to violence.
Passion Walker, the parent of a student at Birmingham’s Oak Mountain High School, was mortified after watching a white student repeatedly yell “nigger” on a Snapchat video.
“It’s very alarming and very concerning,” Walker told Birmingham News. “Her behavior is something that could lend itself to violence. I hope not, but we’ll see.”
Walker came across the racist video over the weekend after checking her daughter’s social media accounts. The footage shows a white student at Spain Park High School in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover, swinging on some sort of metal instrument and shouting the word “nigger” several times.
At one point of the video the girl said, “God, I love the word nigger. It’s a freaking great word.”
In a second video the Spain Park teen shouts, “All you fucking niggers in that group chat that got butt-hurt by that, go fuckk yourself because it’s the 21st century. You can sit there and call me cracker. Congratulations. I’m white. You’re black. No one gives a freaking damn that you’re black.”
Walker took to her personal Facebook page Sept. 10 and posted multiple videos of the racist student. The upset mother wrote, “Really? Is this really what we’re teaching our children in Birmingham, AL, ‘Over the Mountain’? So this is the type of ignorance my daughter deals with occasionally at school amongst her peers. … The parents of this young lady should be ashamed of themselves. Board of Education, here I come.”
Walker said her daughter received backlash after the posting of the video and she’s extremely concerned about her child’s safety following the white teen’s racist outburst.
“As a parent I am so afraid that my daughter won’t have the freedom to live a normal life” said Walker. “Violence and racism plague our communities. What are we coming to and where are we going when our children are not safe anywhere?”
Walker’s daughter was caught in the cross fire during a teen’s party at “WorkPlay” on Sept 2. The shooting left seven teens injured and her daughter traumatized.
“She was exposed to violence in the most unimaginable way,” she said.
Jason Gaston, the spokesman of Hoover City Schools reviewed the video and determined that the incident was not on school grounds. However, he said the school district is currently investigating the matter.
“Upon their recommendation, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken according to our Code of Conduct,” Gaston stated. “Under no circumstances do we tolerate racism, hatred, or bigotry.”
— Andrew Donley (@Andrewabc3340) September 12, 2018