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Disturbing footage of a white high school student harassing a Native American vet who participated in the March for Life in Washington, went viral over the weekend. The Typical Student team delivers the latest details.
What Happened At The Indigenous Peoples March?
In the video, you can see an elderly Native American man beats a drum and quietly sings. A small activist group is seen in the crowd following him. Suddenly, there’s a white teen wearing the MAGA hat emerges right in front of the man, makes eye contact and smirks. At that, he’s joined by a larger group of white high school students, also wearing MAGA hats. They “hoot with delight at the wordless confrontation.”
The confrontation was captured from multiple angles and instantly went viral on social media, causing severe public outrage. See the full clip below:
As told by the Indian Country Today news outlet, the elder harassed by students is Nathan Phillips, a Vietnam War veteran, who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native veterans at Arlington National Cemetery.
Covington Catholic High School Public Apology
Later, the males have been identified as students of Covington Catholic High School, located in northern Kentucky. The school reps have issued a joined statement with a public apology:
“This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person,” Covington Catholic High School and the Diocese of Covington said in a joint statement. “The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.”
Some people, however, disagreed that Nathan Phillips was the one offended by student behavior. At that, Robert P. George, Matthew Schmitz, and Thomas Massie suggested that student are the ones public has to apologize to. You are free to pass your judgement by yourself:
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