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Hardin-Simmons University investigating student's 'deeply disappointing' social media post

Screen shots form an HSU's student's controversial Tik Tok video
Screen shots form an HSU's student's controversial Tik Tok video
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Hardin-Simmons University is investigating a social media post by a student that it called "deeply disappointing and unacceptable."

The post on Tik Tok shows a girl wearing a Hardin-Simmons shirt.

HSU acknowledged she is a student.

In the video, she reveals how she thinks people react when a black person kills another black person or a black person kills a white person versus when a white person kills a black person.

She indicates that people do not pay any attention in the first two cases, but get outraged when the suspect is white and the victim is black.

University officials tweeted a statement Tuesday evening that said “the message shared by this student is not reflective of the Christian values of our institution.”

HSU said it was "actively investigating and taking decisive action."

The HSU student handbook states "We are blessed to live in a country that values free and open speech; however, some speech is nonetheless inconsistent with the Golden Rule found in Matthew 7:12, and students are encouraged to live by this higher standard rooted in our Christian faith and heritage."

Students, alums and parents all replied to HSU's tweet.

"At this point, with the evidence being out there, it is not much of an investigation to be done," said Farrah Crawford, a parent of an HSU student. "As a parent, I am expecting to see actions taken immediately. This is not just about Christian values. You have to stand for humanity!"

"Why is it so hard for HSU to explicitly condemn racism? Just call it what it is," said Cody Milner, an HSU alum.

"The fact that I called this girl my friend.... and than she does this?!?!," said Zana Abdalla, a current HSU student. "@HSUTX do what you gotta do."

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