Black High School Students Targeted With Racist Video

One teenager is speaking out.

A racist video from five years ago has resurfaced and is being used to target Black students.

According to CBS News, the video shows seven teenage girls laughing and making racist comments. Jayla Lewis, a junior at South High School in Torrance, California, which is less than 4% Black, told CBS News that a Black classmate received the video with messages that read: "Kill yourself. We don't want you. You don't fit in with the rest of us" and ‘Go back to Africa.’” Some of the teenage girls in the school are now students at South High School, the Los Angeles Times reports.

As for the school, Lewis explained, "There's barely any African American staff. It's not really anybody I can go to for personal, cultural problems."

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Lewis' mother, Linda Morris, said about the school district: "My message to the district is to try to find out why these children don't like African Americans. We couldn't choose our color. What is this that we have done, especially the students who are going there for academics and trying to get a good education — why do they feel like we don't deserve it but they do?"

She added, "I'm hoping for an apology, and I'm hoping for the girls to finally realize that what they've done wasn't right.”

The school district issued the following statement: "I can assure our school community that if ever students have conflicts with one another while at school or at a school event, we will work with them and their families to offer the support and supervision necessary to help them address their conflict respectfully and productively."

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