Columbia University Condemns Racist Rant by White Sophomore

Columbia University has condemned a “racially charged incident” after a video went viral on Twitter that showed a White student shouting “White people are the best thing to happen to the world” at a group of minority students by Butler Library.

Columbia University’s Butler LibraryColumbia University’s Butler Library

On Sunday, Columbia officials released a statement citing the video as “alarming” and featured “painful language” that was used against minority students, according to USA Today.

The student, Columbia sophomore Julian von Abele, says in the video posted on Sunday that Europeans “invented the modern world.”

The university is investigating the incident.