College Recruiter Fired After Making Students Line Up By Skin Color & Hair Texture

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In another WTH moment, a recruiter from Oklahoma Christian University has been fired for implementing a racist “game” during a local high school’s gym assembly.

The unidentified recruiter forced 11th-grade students at Harding Charter Preparatory High School in Oklahoma City to line up according to hair texture and skin color.

“He was like, ‘Let’s play a little game,’” high schooler Korey Todd told KFOR News 4. “He said, ‘Okay, everyone now, line up from darkest to lightest skin complexion.’”

“He told us nappiest hair in the back and straighter hair in the front,” said fellow student Rio Brown. “Teachers left. They were crying and they were offended. Their faces just look disgusted. I know they had a talk with him after, like, ‘That’s not okay.'”

The students added that the activity made the students uncomfortable and that some teachers were visibly upset and crying.

In a recent statement, the university reports that the recruiter was subsequently fired.

“The OC admissions counselor who visited Harding Charter Preparatory Academy on Monday is no longer an Oklahoma Christian University employee. OC admissions leadership did not approve the inappropriate activity in advance and has communicated closely with Harding administration since the visit. Admissions staff are scheduled to visit the academy Monday to apologize to Harding students and staff on behalf of the University.”

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