The discrimination and blatant ugliness people of color still have to deal with is unfathomable for those who’ve never been through it. That said, a new report discussing a college recruiter who was fired, after he ranked high school kids’ hair from “nappy” to “not nappy” and more, is almost unbelievable –– but we believe it, ‘cause wypipo’s racism is nothing new.
Metro high school students were forced to line up by the color of their skin, and then their hair was allegedly ranked from nappy to not. A recruiter from Oklahoma Christian University was fired following an exercise he decided to implement at Harding Charter Preparatory in Oklahoma City. “He barely talked about the school itself,” Rio Brown said. At Harding Charter Preparatory High School, college recruiters stop by all the time, but this gym assembly was different. “I could already see through his BS basically,” Korey Todd said. “He was a white man.”
Another Oklahoma Christian University rep who was there to witness the incident reportedly left. The details provided by KFOR are horrifying:
A man representing Oklahoma Christian University left the 11th grade class stunned. “He was like, ‘Let’s play a little game,’” Todd said. “He said, ‘Okay, everyone now line up from darkest to lightest skin complexion.’” “He said, ‘Okay, who is going to line up the fastest,’” Brown said. Then, the juniors were told to shuffle again. “He told us nappiest hair in the back and straighter hair in the front,” Brown said. “That’s when I felt uncomfortable like, ‘Okay, this isn’t right,’” Todd said. “Teachers left,” Brown said. “They were crying and they were offended. Their faces just look disgusted. I know they had a talk with him after, like, ‘That’s not okay.'”
Harding Charter Prep’s principal admitted the reports are true, saying in a statement:
As you are aware, our school is visited by many college representatives each year to recruit the most hardworking students in the state of Oklahoma. Unfortunately, an incident occurred this Monday when a college recruiter from Oklahoma Christian University led a group activity with our students that involved inappropriate and hurtful statements. The Harding Charter Preparatory High School governance board, administration, and staff does not condone any behavior and/or language that undermines our community’s values. Our community, from its inception, has valued diversity, inclusion, and a safe and supportive learning environment. We will continue to do so.”
Oklahoma Christian University also released a statement, in which they announced the college recruiter has been fired..
“The OC admissions counselor who visited Harding Charter Preparatory Academy on Monday is no longer an Oklahoma Christian University employee. OC admissions leadership did not approve the inappropriate activity in advance and has communicated closely with Harding administration since the visit. Admissions staff are scheduled to visit the academy Monday to apologize to Harding students and staff on behalf of the University.”
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