Respect Midlothian 1888, the group and its individual members, does not support or condone bias or discrimination based on skin color, racism, or the use of racial slurs. There have been recent attempts by the media to make a connection between Respect Midlothian and a social media video posted by a Midlothian student in which hateful language based on race was used. There is no connection, and there is no excuse for that behavior. The views expressed in the video are the exact opposite of what we stand for. Respect Midlothian does not know the student or have any connections to the individual. Additionally, the confidential grievances that were filed by individuals in this group several months ago, and were recently heard by the school board in closed session, are personal matters and have absolutely nothing to do with the recent actions of the above mentioned student.