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Racist video draws responses from Nevada lawmaker, UNLV and others

Posted: 2:21 PM, May 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-10 22:36:50-04
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A racist video circulating online has prompted statements from several organizations, including UNLV and a Nevada lawmaker.

The video, which looks to be from SnapChat or Instagram, shows a man and a woman sitting on a bed with the words "F--- everyone" written out in orange letters on the screen. The couple can also be heard saying "white power" and screaming about ruling the country. The video has been viewed almost 2.5 million times on Twitter.

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The young man in the video was reportedly the leader of the UNLV chapter of Turning Point USA, a conservative student organization with a presence at colleges nationwide, until the video began circulating online.

The organization released a statement on Twitter directed at the UNLV community saying it has removed the chapter president from his position.

Representative Dina Titus sent out a statement denouncing the video today as well.

“I'm horrified by this racist video,” said Congresswoman Titus (NV-1).

“I taught at UNLV for over 30 years and I know these disgusting, hateful comments do not reflect the values of UNLV's student body. This organization has a history of hate, and schools should take a hard look at whether they belong on any campus.”

13 Actions News reached out to UNLV. The university sent the following statement.

The abhorrent views and language expressed in the video are antithetical to the values of diversity and inclusion that we espouse at UNLV every day. This matter, as well as the interactions that took place on campus last week, has been referred to the appropriate departments for review.

The Anti-Defamation League also released the following statement:

“The views expressed by the students in the video are deeply offensive, clearly racist, and utterly repugnant. These hate-filled ideas have absolutely no place at UNLV or in our community. We hope university officials will investigate this incident and take appropriate action against the students or student groups involved.”