N.C. State Senate Candidate Posts Racist Video

According to the Charlotte Observer, a man running in the 2012election for the North Carolina State Senate as a democrat posted a video on YouTube talking about shooting and starving “savages” in South Africans. He compared it to what Eisenhower did during WWII.

Subsequently, the state party officials have denounced Bivins Hollar for his actions. He is one of two democratic candidates that the party has denounced. The other is “Carrol Crawford, a former Ku Klux Klan leader once convicted of burning a cross in Charlotte,” according to the Charlotte Observer.

A reporter from the Observer contacted Hollar, who denied making the video.

Hollar was on the phone with the reporter and while he asked the reporter to hold, the video disappeared from YouTube.





About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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