Posted on February 23, 2012

Santaluces High School in Florida on Alert After 2 Teens Post Racist Video

Laura Hibbard, Huffington Post, February 21, 2012

On the heels of a shocking and racist YouTube post by two teens in Gainesville, Fla., an uncannily similar video has surfaced in the state that purports the same disparaging sentiments against black students.

School officials at Santaluces High School in Lantana, Fla., are on alert, WPEC-TV reports, after two white female students posted the racist video about black students at the school, poking fun at the way they talk, and those that wear “weave” hair extensions.

At one point in the post, one of the girls says, “Guys, if you’re watching this video now, and you have a weave, and you’re black, please be offended — because we’re making fun of you.”

{snip} Santaluces High is 27 percent white, 35 percent black and 33 percent Hispanic, The Palm Beach Post reports.

According to WPTV, the school district is aware of the video but would not go into detail about what action will be taken against the students.

“Appropriate action will be taken according to district policy,” the district said in a prepared statement, according to WPTV. “Racist comments are unacceptable and have no place in our school district.”

The Palm Beach Post reports that the school is stepping up its security after the girls’ video went viral.

In the video, the teens comment on how students start “turning black” as soon as they enter the school — saying you “catch the disease.”