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Students mock California school official caught on video saying, ‘I just don’t like the black kids’

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A school official in Fresno, California was suspended after video surfaced of him telling a student, “I just don’t like the black kids,” KGO-TV reported.

Students at Scandinavian Middle School were reportedly repeating Vice Principal Joseph Defillipo’s remark on campus after the footage went online. Others downloaded it onto their phones.

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“I think he should be fired,” said Latricia Medley, whose child attends the school. “Why should we have to have our kids overseen by someone that don’t like them?”

“What if he was making a joke?” KGO asked Medley.

“That’s not a joke,” she replied. “It’s not a very funny joke.”

According to The Fresno Bee, Defillipo has worked at the school since 2010. Just over 11 percent of Scandinavian’s student body is black.

In the video, filmed outside the school cafeteria, the unidentified student who shot it asks Defillipo, “Who at this school do you not like?”

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“I just don’t like the black kids,” he responds.

Defillipo was placed on paid administrative leave after the parents of the student who filmed his remark brought the video to school officials late last week.

“The interaction between the Scandinavian student and our employee has been brought to our attention and we are conducting an investigation,” the Fresno Unified School District said in a statement.

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Watch KGO’s report, as aired on Monday, below.

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CNN’s Jim Acosta walks through all the times Trump has ‘thrown gasoline’ on racial tension

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On CNN Friday, following President Donald Trump's abrupt exit from a press conference following a racially charged tweet, chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta broke down President Donald Trump's history of stoking racial tensions during moments of crisis.

"He is trying to clean up this tweet that he posted last night," said Acosta. "First, just what the president said a few moments ago. He said the looters in Minneapolis should not be able to drown out the voice of so many peaceful protesters. That, obviously, is a very mild version of what he was trying to say or he claims he was trying to say last night when he tweeted, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." That obviously is an expression steeped in all kinds of ugliness. The Miami Police chief back in 1967, when there was unrest in that city, used that expression. George Wallace, the segregationist, used words like that in 1968."

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"I start by talking about what we must be, making no excuses, talking about our obligation to be decent," Biden answered. "Our obligation to take responsibility, our obligation to stand up when we see injustice."

"Look, the words of a president matter -- no matter how good or bad that president is," he explained. "A president can, by their words alone no matter who they are, make it rise or fall, take us to war, bring us to peace. The words of a president matter."

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Elon Musk mocked after Starship explosion: ‘Maybe have NASA handle rockets’

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"SpaceX just experienced the biggest explosion yet at its Texas site, where it's testing prototypes for a Mars rocket," Marina Koren of The Atlantic reported.

"A resident who lives nearby—just 2 miles away—said it felt like an earthquake," she added.

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