Indiana State University Student Goes On Racist Rant In Viral TikTok

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An Indiana State University student was caught ranting about Black people not being "country" in a video that's gone viral on TikTok.

The student, identified as Asa Blanton on social media, recorded her racist rant amid the release of Beyoncé's Cowboy Carter, according to TikToker TizzyEnt, who reshared her video.

"I'm sorry but if you're Black you're not country," Blanton said in her video.

"I wish I meant that in the nicest way," the ISU student continued. "I know you were raised in the country or your grandparents were, but they was picking, they wasn't planting."

"They wasn't making money, they were getting sold for money. You ain't country," she added.

TizzyEnt's TikTok video covering the incident has garnered over 3 million views. The TikToker pointed out how Bey's album was meant to spotlight how country music wouldn't exist without Black people.

"Hillybilly music was directly inspired by the spirituals and field songs of Black slaves that they had been creating and singing for hundreds of years," he explained. "The banjo is a Black instrument."

ISU reportedly addressed Blanton's actions in a statement included at the bottom of a student newsletter. The university said they were aware of the video and were monitoring the situation, noting that Blanton's comments didn't align with the school's views.

Students allegedly protested this week amid the university's failure to take action against Blanton.

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