An Illinois high school student invoked the wrath of the internet following the Ferguson verdict with a nice tweet about African-Americans — “nice,” meaning “absolutely f*cking awful,” in this instance. Lesli Frye, whose name we are only sharing because it’s already all over the place, tweeted, “I don’t feel sorry for black people. If you hate us so much GO BACH TO AFRICA. we should have never bought you” following the Grand Jury announcement that Darren Wilson would not be indicted for Michael Brown’s murder.
The Oakwood High School student’s tweet quickly went viral, with Twitter users sharing her personal information and calling in complaints to the school.
Frye, when criticized, justified her horrific sentiments by explaining that “this wouldn’t happen if black people wouldn’t act like hooligans” and “they act like we owe them every thing. THEYRE OWN COUNTRY SOLD THEM TO US.” Instead of saying “I’m sorry. It was a stupid tweet,” the teen explained that Africans were sold to America “a long time ago too so you can’t really act like we owe you.”
When people began to point out that white people stole America from Native Americans, the teen relied that “LOLZ I understand this is the land of the Native Americans but you don’t have to live here.”
According to Buzzfeed, she said her one regret was the typo in the tweet.
After the school district was made aware of the tweet by Twitter users, the district responded on Facebook:
RESPONSE REGARDING RECENT COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
A student of the district recently took to social media to express their personal opinions on diversity in our nation. We assure anyone who read those comments that they do not reflect any of the teachings of this school district, nor are they indicative of the beliefs of the staff, administration or Board of Education. The district is seeking the best resolution possible to this matter, and trusts that all concerned understand the Constitutional rights and privacy concerns governed by the Illinois School Student Records Act that must be considered.