Video emerges showing students singing racially charged song; Elite Brentwood school launches investigation

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Students At Elite Private School Under Fire for Singing Racially Charged Song

(KTLA) An elite Westside private school said Tuesday that it is investigating a video showing students singing the lyrics of a rap song containing profanity and offensive language about women and African Americans.

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The video emerged on YouTube this week as part of a campaign on change.org demanding that the Brentwood School deal with the video and what organizers said are other racial issues on campus. It's unclear when the video was recorded.

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In a statement, the school described the lyrics as "offensive and inconsistent with our core values. We are investigating this insensitive behavior, will address the situation directly, and will respond seriously."

The change.org petition criticized the school for not doing more.

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