A prospective University of Alabama student is going viral for hisracist Snapchat videos—but it’s unclear if the university will rescind his acceptance, or even address the issue.
On April 29, a video compilation surfaced on Twitter of incoming freshman Preston George using the N-word in numerous Snapchat videos. The video was posted online by Chasity Cofield, a Brookwood High School alumnus.
“This is Preston George and he’s a senior at my old high school, Brookwood High School in Snellville, GA. He’s attending The University of Alabama in the fall,” she captioned the tweet. “Twitter, you know what to do. We’re not tolerating this shit anymore.”
The tweet now has over 1,400 retweets and 1,900 likes.
Cofield said her intention in posting the videos to Twitter “was not to have my alma mater frowned upon.”
“However, there is a consistent pattern that is undeniable. If these sheltered white kids want to take the risk of using a derogatory word[s], they’re gonna reap the consequences,” she wrote.
A day after Cofield posted the video, the school responded in a tweet of its own.
“The University of Alabama embraces a respectful, diverse and inclusive campus community, and we expect any prospective or current student to uphold the tenets of the Capstone Creed,” the University of Alabama wrote.
“To pursue knowledge; act with fairness, integrity and respect; promote equity and inclusion; foster individual and civic responsibility; and strive for excellence in all we do,” the school continued. “We are aware of the video and will address it appropriately.”
A spokesperson for the school recently told theCrimson Whitethat privacy laws prevent them from sharing more information about prospective students.
A representative from the university’s NAACP, however, said they would provide updates as the situation evolves.