Racist rap video shakes ODU community

Updated: Feb. 21, 2017 at 5:21 PM EST
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NORFOLK, VA (WWBT) - A racist rap video is sparking outrage on Old Dominion University's campus.

The racially-charged video has already been pulled from YouTube, but the shocking lyrics are leading many on-campus to take action.

The video shows a woman wearing an ODU sweatshirt rapping, "White power, white, white power!" Later, what appears to be the same woman is shown wearing a shirt reading "My President is White Again," with a picture of President Donald Trump. The woman waves a gun while rapping "Shoutout to the Confederate Flag and the KKK, I salute," as well as "F*** Obama. Shoutout to Donald."

The video includes lyrics saying African-Americans "collect welfare," "have babies," and "sit around" and says they should go "back to the plantations, picking cotton."

While it's unclear if the woman is a student at ODU, the university president and student government president posted a letter calling the video an "outrageous act of hate and intolerance" and denouncing the video.

The ODU chapter of the NAACP called the video, "Blatant racism & disrespect towards the black community, black lives, black history or any group will not be accepted at #ODU." They've set up a meeting Tuesday night at 7 p.m. for an open discussion about the video.

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