90 Miles From Tyranny : White Girl Has College Admission Revoked For Singing Rap Lyrics When She Was 15

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

White Girl Has College Admission Revoked For Singing Rap Lyrics When She Was 15

"White privilege" means having your life derailed for singing the lyrics to a rap song on Snapchat to a friend when you were 15 years old.

The New York Times reported this act of petty revenge as a racial "reckoning."

From The New York Times, "A Racial Slur, a Viral Video, and a Reckoning":

LEESBURG, Va. — Jimmy Galligan was in history class last school year when his phone buzzed with a message. Once he clicked on it, he found a three-second video of a white classmate looking into the camera and uttering an anti-Black racial slur.

The slur, he said, was regularly hurled in classrooms and hallways throughout his years in the Loudoun County school district. He had brought the issue up to teachers and administrators but, much to his anger and frustration, his complaints had gone nowhere.

So he held on to the video, which was sent to him by a friend, and made a decision that would ricochet across Leesburg, Va., a town named for an ancestor of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee and whose school system had fought an order to desegregate for more than a decade after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling.
Leesburg was named after Thomas Lee, not Robert E. Lee. The Times just threw that line in there to make Galligan's actions seem less pathetic and petty.
"I wanted to get her where she would understand the severity of that word," Mr. Galligan, 18, whose mother is Black and father is white, said of the classmate who uttered the slur, Mimi Groves. He tucked the video away, deciding to post it publicly when the time was right.

Ms. Groves had originally sent the video, in which she looked into the camera and said, "I can drive," followed by the slur [N*gga with an "a"], to a friend on Snapchat in 2016, when she was a freshman and had just gotten her learner's permit. It later circulated among some students at Heritage High School, which she and Mr. Galligan attended, but did not cause much of a stir.

Mr. Galligan had not seen the video before receiving it last school year, when he and Ms. Groves were seniors. By then, she was a varsity cheer captain who dreamed of attending the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, whose cheer team was the reigning national champion. When she made the team in May, her parents celebrated with a cake and...

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A1255 said...

So which of the two girls in the picture didn't make the cheer team?

Noor al Haqiqa said...

How incredibly petty. Small mind.

SAVED it until just the right time?

I would say, what a friggin loser.

tsquared said...

Who is the racist here? My guess it is Jimmy Galligan. He must really hate himself to hold a video clip for 3 years to get "revenge" on the cheerleader.

rayvet said...

IF that picture of the kid on the left is supposed to be that of a black person, there's lie number one in the story. That dude/dudette is what we, when I grew up in Northern Jersey, would call high yellow or jackson whites. He's got honky in his bloodline. He's automatically disqualified from claiming racial hurt.

SiGraybeard said...

The message being learned in millions of high schools is that interracial friendships aren't. Don't get close to anyone of another race who might hold some remark you made for years to destroy you.

DOB said...

She is better off finding out how screwed up that college was before wasting years there. There are still colleges that value merit above other things.