Abilene Christian University, a Christian school in West Texas, is in the media spotlight after a Snapchat video featuring one of its students in blackface made its way to Twitter.
The video, which you can see above, features a white ACU student wearing blackface and oversized red lips and saying, "I'm a strong black woman." The caption reads, "this is why black lives matter exists," and someone can be heard laughing in the background.
The video was posted to Twitter on Monday, and understandably upset many students at the small university. ACU president Phil Schubert quickly issued a statement that was short on details, but promised that "those involved in the video...are no longer students at ACU." He continued:
...I cannot emphasize strongly enough that this kind of hurtful behavior has no place on our campus or on behalf of ACU. Whether on social media or in person, we must hold ourselves to high standards of accountability for what we publish or say.
This has offended me and I am deeply sorry for how it has offended others, and left an inaccurate representation of who we are and what we believe as a Christian university. We must and can do better as we work together to build an inclusive, diverse campus community in which each person is respected and loved.
The Star-Telegram reported that two students were expelled as a result of the video.