Racist Rap Video Makes Us Think about Student Diversity

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

A group of white students, who some believe are from Stuyvesant High School in New York, has gotten the Internet up in arms. Laying out admittedly solid freestyle skills over a smooth beat, the students continuously spew out the kind of racism that would make David Duke blush. To the surprise of some, Stuyvesant High School is considered one of the top high schools in the nation, but many are wondering what in the world they are teaching.
Apparently frustrated with their black classmates, the rappers use lyrics like "You so wack, b–, chilling in the projects. ….You black and you so f-– grimy. … What’cha gonna do? Call your black squad n–?"
For over five minutes, the young artists continue to squeak out demeaning language toward people of color. The video is seemingly endless. The men also seem to be under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.

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