A DISTURBING video has emerged that appear to show two teenage girls spouting vile racist abuse and saying slavery should be brought back.
The original footage is said to have been first uploaded to Snapchat three years ago with the pair referring to black people as “n*****s”, using racial stereotypes and calling for resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan.
In the shocking footage the girls can be heard to say: “"We hate n*****s cause they smell, they don't work, so we should bring back slavery to whip them n*****s.”
They also chant in unison: “We hate n*****s”.
One of them says: “Bring back the KKK.”
One of the women identified in the footage claimed the video was from several years ago but then also added she did not remember it.
The origins of the clip are unclear.
The timestamp on Snapchat shows the video was taken in Farmersville, Illinois by a user called Sam Stieren and appears to have been filmed on August 9 but it unclear what year it was recorded.
It then seems it was posted by someone else to Twitter around 11-12 hours later.
The recording has been widely condemned on social media.
In an exchange with one of the women in the clip, Gabbi Goldsborough wrote: “Honestly, I don’t care when you said it.
“I don’t care if you said it five years ago.
“The n word still came out of your mouth and there’s no excuse. Period.
Honestly, I don’t care when you said it. I don’t care if you said it five years ago. The n word still came out of your mouth and there’s no excuse. Period.Gabbi Goldsborough in a Facebook post
“On behalf of my black side, we’re hurt and so disappointed ppl [people] still think and believe this.”
The woman responded saying that it was filmed three years ago but didn’t remember it.
She said she had “black people in my family. Clearly don;t feel that way. …so you can chill. Also, it was an inside joke with my best friend but feel however you want to ab(out) it.”
Auburn High School, where one of the women in the footage is now a senior, said in a Twitter post: “The behaviour of the two individuals in the video does not represent the views of our school or our community - what we teach or how we act in our school.
“There are policies and procedures in place which will be followed for any students involved.”
The Auburn Community Unit School District later posted online a more expansive response which said one of the women in the video was no longer a student at the school.
It said: “On Saturday afternoon Auburn Community Unit School District #10 was made aware of a video posted on the internet showing an individual making heinous statements in regards to slavery and the KKK (Ku Klux Klan). Administration immediately commenced a thorough investigation. This process was made more difficult than usual because we were made aware of the video on a Saturday afternoon while school is still on summer break.
“The District has determined the video is from October of 2017, and the individual making the racially charged comments is no longer a student in our District.”
The older woman, no longer a student, has also lost her job at a retirement home.
In a Twitter post by Concordia Village, in Springfield, Illinois, it said: “A disturbing video posted on a personal social media account by a former employee over the weekend has come to our attention.
“We are disappointed by the personal views expressed by this former employee and regret the adverse attention it has brought upon our community.
“We have addressed the situation with the employee according to our personnel policies and that individual is no longer employed by Concordia Village or Lutheran Senior Services.”