NBC News just published this article, which is called
Hardin-Simmons University in Texas says student who made racist TikTok ‘no longer enrolled’
Although I haven’t been able to find a copy of the student’s video, I did read the entire NBC article.
This is how NBC News describes the student’s video:
In the original video, the young woman first writes the caption, “People when a BLACK person kills a BLACK person” which shows her standing with a calm demeanor.
The next caption in the video reads, “People when a BLACK person kills a WHITE person,” and shows the woman remaining calm.
At the end of the video the caption transitions to, “People when a WHITE person kills a BLACK person,” and shows the woman engulfed in flames and mouthing angrily.
The student is telling the truth.
In the U.S., 93% of black murder victims are killed by other blacks.
But I can’t think of a single nationwide Black Lives Matter protest about any of these black-on-black murders.
So the student’s video is accurate.
The fact that NBC called the video “racist” is a totally and completely false description of the video.
The NBC article also states:
“Upon learning about a TikTok post made this week by an HSU student, we immediately took action to address the situation and began the required disciplinary process,” the university said in a statement. “We can confirm that the student associated with this incident is no longer enrolled at Hardin-Simmons University,” the statement added.
So Hardin-Simmons University expelled the student because she said something that is true.
This action by the university is despicable, irrational, illogical, and intellectually dangerous, and it goes completely against the very principles of truth and learning that getting a college education is supposed to be about.
Shame on Hardin-Simmons University.
And it was just yesterday that I made this other blog post about a similar incident at a different college: Kansas State University is launching an investigation, and offering students counseling, all because one of its students truthfully said, “Congratulations to George Floyd on being drug free for an entire month!”
Clearly, this kind of nonsense by college administrators has been getting more and more common. It’s completely wrong, and I fear for what the future will hold in this regard.
One thing that a lot of these incidents have in common is that they aren’t getting mad at students for lying. Instead, they are getting mad at students for telling the truth. When telling the truth is what gets people into trouble, we have reached a totalitarian environment. And that’s exactly what is happening on many American college campuses.