Viral video of person using racial slurs in Downtown Columbia Five Points

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A video going viral on social media platforms exhibits a person using racial and derogatory phrases in Downtown Columbia Five Points. ABC Columbia has made the editorial determination to not present the video.

A viral video with over 4 million views exhibits a white particular person using racial language in Downtown Columbia.

“I saw an ignorant person that wanted black folks to be ignorant like her and we’re not that. We stand for excellence, we walk in excellence so there is nothing extra that we have to do,” says Edith Harmon.

“South Carolina is really a beautiful place. We were a confederate state back in the day and this is stuff we had to deal with in the 60s and 70s and going backwards and we are still dealing with it today,” says Gold Essien. 

University of South Carolina officers launched an announcement to ABC Columbia saying quote:

“We have been sharing via social media since Friday, we have no records of this individual ever being enrolled at the University of South Carolina.”

Some have instructed the person concerned is a scholar at Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter. The faculty launched an announcement to ABC Columbia saying quote:

“We are aware of the video and have unfortunately been fielding an enormous amount of requests, tags, etc. since Friday. The individual is not a student at CCTC. We have responded as such to the multitude of requests.”

Considering as we speak is Martin Luther King Jr. day, Harmon says its necessary to not lose sight of King’s imaginative and prescient and to rise above hatred.

“Power to the people Martin Luther King. King walked with boldness. My father is 71 and he had to deal with it in high school. He went to lower Richland High and he was one of the first blacks to be integrated and they made racial slurs at him. I mean its the disrespect for me but it stops today . . we’re here and we will not be moved,” says Harmon. 

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