See which Texans have got into trouble for racist comments and behavior.
See Texans who have gotten into trouble for racist comments and behavior.
Aaryn Gries, 22, a student at Texas State University, made several racist remarks about CBS's "Big Brother" show to an Asian-American contestant during the 2013 show series, calling Helen Kim "cross-eyed Asian" and saying "shut up and go do some rice (expletive)"
Aaryn Gries, 22, a student at Texas State University, made several racist comments about the CBS program "Big Brother" to an Asian-American contestant during the 2013 show series, calling Helen Kim "eyeball eyes
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Texas Governor Rick Perry was criticized in 2011 after The Washington Post reported that a 1,070-acre parcel in Paint Creek where Perry regularly invited friends, family and other lawmakers to hunt had a large stone at his entrance with the word "Niggerhead" written on it. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky) minus
Texas Governor Rick Perry was criticized in 2011 after The Washington Post reported that a 1,070-acre lot in Paint Creek where Perry regularly invited friends, family and other lawmakers to hunt I had one … more
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Karen Fitzgibbons, a fourth grade teacher at Bennett Elementary School in Wolfforth, was fired after writing the following post after a controversial police incident at McKinney. "This makes me ANGRY! This officer should not have had to resign, I'm going to go ahead and say it … the blacks are the ones who cause the problems and this racial tension … I guess that's what It happens when you stop school and you have no education, I am sure that your parents are so guilty for not knowing what their children were doing, or they knew and did not care, I am almost at the point of wanting everyone to be segregated in One side of the city so they can exchange each other and leave innocent people alone Maybe the 50s and 60s really went into something Now, let the attacks of my true and honest opinion begin … GO! # imnotracist #imsickofthemcausingtrouble #itwasagatedcommunity "
Karen Fitzgibbons, a fourth grade teacher at Bennett Elementary School in Wolfforth, was fired after writing the following post after a controversial police incident at McKinne Y. "This makes me ANGRY! This
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A T-shirt available on Etsy with the University of Texas football coach, Charlie Strong, was convicted for using the phrase "Black is the new Brown," referring to Strong's race and former coach Mack Brown.
A T-shirt available on Etsy with the University of Texas football coach, Charlie Strong, was convicted for using the phrase "Black is the new Brown," referring to Strong's race and the former coach. Mack
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Chris Harris, board member of the Hooks Independent School District in North Texas, resigned from the school district in December after posting an image of a member of the Ku Klux Klan with the caption "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas "and several racist comments on his Facebook page. less
Chris Harris, a school board member of the Hooks Independent School District in North Texas, resigned from the school district in December after posting an image of a Ku Klux Klan member with the title "I'm … more  Photo: User, Raw Story
Vinita Hegwood, a second-year English teacher at Duncanville High School, was suspended without pay after taking to Twitter in November to tell "silly duck" with opinions about ongoing race riots in Ferguson, Missouri, to "commit suicide" "less
Vinita Hegwood, a second-year English teacher at Duncanville High School, was suspended without pay after taking to Twitter in November to count" silly duck cookies (expletives) " with opinions about … more
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Officials at Texas Tech University investigated photographs of women allegedly part of the members of the Zeta Tau Alpha international women's fraternity holding a "Border Patrol" party in photos leaked anonymously to Gawker in October. less
Officials of the Technological University of Texas investigated photos of women presumably part of the members of the university of the international fraternity of women Zeta Tau Alpha who organized a party of the "Border Patrol" in photos … more  Photo: Fechter, Joshua I, Courtesy of Gawker
Clay Jackson, basketball coach of the junior varsity team at Allen High School, was administratively suspended in December 2014 after allegations surfaced that he repeatedly called a student player "Buckwheat," a black character from "Little Rascals ". Photo via WFAA
Clay Jackson, basketball coach at Allen High School, was suspended for administrative reasons in December 2014 after allegations surfaced that he repeatedly called a student player "Saracen Wheat" , one
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Esther Stokes, a 62-year-old former teacher in Montgomery, was accused of petting a black student, aged 7, in April 2013. Stokes said she could not have done it because she "does not like it." Black and students "and has" prejudice. "She also told the police that" she does not like the plaintiff "and has" very little or no interaction "with her.
Esther Stokes, a 62-year-old former teacher in Montgomery was accused of petting a black student, aged 7, in April 2013. Stokes said she could not have done it because "she does not like black and … More
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The San Antonio Independent School District filed a complaint with UIL in March 2012 after Alamo Heights students chanted "USA! USA!" After a men's basketball game against Edison High School, which had a predominantly Hispanic campus. less
The San Antonio Independent School District filed a complaint with UIL in March 2012 after Alamo Heights students chanted "USA! USA!" after a men's basketball game against Edison High School, which … more
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The parents of an African-American student sued the San Antonio Christian Schools on October 16, 2013, alleging that their leaders had racist motives to sabotage their son's reputation and glorify the Confederacy during a mandatory retirement. The Rev. Thaddeus Greene, assistant pastor of True Vine Baptist Church in the west end of the city, and his wife, Sharon, sought compensation for damages for accusations of defamation and emotional distress.
SACS officials denied the allegations in a statement, calling the accusations "salacious" and the "unfounded" claim.
SACS said the student was under disciplinary review before his parents removed him from school.
The parents of an African American student sued the San Antonio Christian Schools on October 16, 2013, alleging that their leaders had racist motives to sabotage their son's reputation and glorify the Confederation during … more
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Kurtis Cook, a volunteer firefighter from the Mabank Fire Department, was fired on June 19, 2015, after making a comment on Facebook supporting Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman in a mass shooting at a historically black church in Charleston that left nine people dead. less
Kurtis Cook, a volunteer firefighter from the Mabank Fire Department, was fired on June 19, 2015, after making a comment on Facebook supporting Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman in a mass shooting in a … more
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The decision of the university to expel Barber due to the videos, which contained racial slurs, has opened questions about freedom of expression and if a public institution can expel a student for using an offensive language The sisterhood of Barber's women, Alpha Phi, also dismissed her.
In the first video, Barber stands in front of the bathroom sink and says: "We did not waste water … because of the poor people in Syria." Then he says: "I love how I act as if I love blacks," before using racial slurs.
A second video was published on Monday in response to people who were upset by the language they used in the first one. She threatened those who wanted to report her fake Instagram account with her brotherhood for using racist language. She said she "does not care if it's Martin Luther King Day" before repeating a racial insult more than half a dozen times.
Barber, whom the Post could not contact for comment, apologized on Wednesday in the New York Post and said he was preparing to return to his family in Marlton, NJ
"I did something really, really bad "Barber said in a telephone interview with the newspaper. "I do not know what to do and I feel horrible, I'm wrong, and there's no excuse for what I did … I feel so, very bad, and I'm so sorry."
Barber's mother has not lived with her daughter since December 2016, when Barber was forced out after months of discussions, according to NJ.com. Since then Barber lived with his father's mother.
The mother spoke with her daughter for the first time in a year on Wednesday, the same day the university announced her expulsion, she told NJ.com. Barber's mother said she never heard her daughter use racial slander or derogatory statements similar to those she made in the videos.
The president of the University of Alabama, Stuart Bell, said in a statement that the videos were "highly offensive and profound". hurtful "and said he was upset and disappointed by Barber's actions.
" This student's actions do not represent the largest student body or the values of our University, "he wrote." We make our students meet standards much Higher, and we apologize to all who have seen the videos and have been hurt by this hateful, ignorant and offensive behavior. This is not what we are. "
Barber's sisterhood of women also condemned the videos in a statement to NJ.com.
" They are offensive and hateful to both our own members and to other members of the Greek community. and the campus. [University of Alabama] the chapter leadership and the secondary students moved quickly to address the offense, and Ms. Barber is no longer a member of Alpha Phi, "said Linda Kahangi, executive director of Alpha Phi International.
The dismissal of Barber from a public university has also raised questions about the constitutionality of firing a student for using offensive language 19659004] Three civil rights activists who previously worked for the United States Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to Bell on Thursday to asking him to rescind Barber's expulsion While they were "dismayed and disgusted" by Barber's videos, they wrote, his punishment was "unconstitutional, not strategic and probably ineffective."
They wrote that the expulsion was probably an "emotional reaction". to the ugly videos, but that the University of Alabama must adhere to the First Amendment protection of the discu Rso of hate. They suggested that the university organize a meeting between Barber and the notable black alumni of the university, such as Landon Collins, a strong New York Giants security, who expressed interest in talking with Barber.
"It would be more imaginative, less dangerous and more constitutional educational initiative," wrote Ira Glasser, former executive director of the ACLU; Norman Siegel, former director of the Civil Liberties Union of New York; and Michael Meyers, the current president and director of the NYCRC. "And if it worked, it would be a redeemer and a triumph for you and the University."
Barber's mother told NJ.com that her daughter attended Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill. A former black student, Oriana Walker, told NJ.com that she was a friend of Barber and that she would not have associated with her if she had heard her use racist language.
"His words were very ignorant," he said. "I do not know what to say, I was not angry at first, I was very shocked, I just sat there listening to the video"