College Recruiter Out of Job After Allegedly Asking Students to Line Up by Skin Color and Hair Texture
“He led a racist activity that was offensive, harmful and inappropriate.”
If the alleged conduct took place, what was this person thinking? Did he want to lose his job?
An Oklahoma college recruiter is out of a job after he asked high schoolers to line up by skin color and hair texture
Students at an Oklahoma City high school say a college recruiter told them to line up by skin color and then by whether their hair was “nappy” or straight.
The recruiter was speaking to the entire 11th grade class at Harding Charter Preparatory High School on February 24, according to a statement on the high school’s Facebook page.
The recruiter from Oklahoma Christian University has not been identified, but the university said it did not approve the inappropriate activity before the event.
“He led a racist activity that was offensive, harmful and inappropriate. I’m embarrassed and I’m ashamed and I’m mad at what happened and I’m very, very sorry,” Oklahoma Christian University President John deSteiguer said at a meeting Sunday. “Within an hour after the school visit, the admissions counselor was no longer employed at the university.”
A spokeswoman for the university would not say whether the recruiter was fired or resigned.
“The OC admissions counselor who visited Harding Charter Preparatory Academy on Monday is no longer an Oklahoma Christian University employee,” the university said in a statement. “OC admissions leadership did not approve the inappropriate activity in advance and has communicated closely with Harding administration since the visit.”
Students said the assembly upset them.
“He was like, ‘Let’s play a little game,'” one student told CNN affiliate KFOR. “He said, ‘OK, everyone now line up from darkest to lightest skin complexion.'”
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