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A&M Students Behind Infamous Video Withdraw

By: Pachatta Pope
By: Pachatta Pope

On Friday afternoon, the president of Texas A&M sent the university community an email saying the three students involved in the racially-offensive video that was posted on the You Tube website have withdrawn from Texas A&M.

President Robert Gates said complaints received on Monday led to an investigation that identified the individuals who created the video. The video shows white students with faces painted black acting out derogatory scenes.

According to the email, those three students met with university officials on Tuesday and admitted responsibility for making the video and expressed remorse. On Thursday afternoon, following discussions with university officials all three students withdrew from the institution.

Wednesday, members of the student body held a rally at Rudder Tower to protest the racist message of the video. A petition was also passed around for rally participants to sign and show their support for action items that rally organizers hope to have added to the Aggie Code of Conduct.


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