Parker Rice and Parents Of Levi Pettit Apologize Ask For Forgiveness

 

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Parker Rice, 19-year-old former Oklahoma Univesity student apologizes and ask for forgiveness for his ‘horrible mistake’ made in OU SAE video….‪via

Dallasnews.com.

“I am deeply sorry for what I did Saturday night. It was wrong and reckless. I made a horrible mistake by joining into the singing and encouraging others to do the same. On Monday, I withdrew from the university, and sadly, at this moment our family is not able to be in our home because of threatening calls as well as frightening talk on social media. “I know everyone wants to know why or how this happened. I admit it likely was fueled by alcohol consumed at the house before the bus trip, but that’s not an excuse. Yes, the song was taught to us, but that too doesn’t work as an explanation. It’s more important to acknowledge what I did and what I didn’t do. I didn’t say no, and I clearly dismissed an important value I learned at my beloved high school, Dallas Jesuit. We were taught to be ‘Men for Others.’ I failed in that regard, and in those moments, I also completely ignored the core values and ethics I learned from my parents and others.

“At this point, all I can do is be thoughtful and prayerful about my next steps, but I am also concerned about the fraternity friends still on campus. Apparently, they are feeling unsafe and some have been harassed by others. Hopefully, the university will protect them. “For me, this is a devastating lesson and I am seeking guidance on how I can learn from this and make sure it never happens again. My goal for the long-term is to be a man who has the heart and the courage to reject racism wherever I see or experience it in the future. “Thank you for your consideration of my deepest apologies for what I didning calls as well as frightening talk on social media. “I know everyone wants to know why or how this happened. I admit it likely was fueled by alcohol consumed at the house before the bus trip, but that’s not an excuse. Yes, the song was taught to us, but that too doesn’t work as an explanation. It’s more important to acknowledge what I did and what I didn’t do. I didn’t say no, and I clearly dismissed an important value I learned at my beloved high school, Dallas Jesuit. We were taught to be ‘Men for Others.’ I failed in that regard, and in those moments, I also completely ignored the core values and ethics I learned from my parents and others. This sign now sits in front of the Rice house in Northwest Dallas. “At this point, all I can do is be thoughtful and prayerful about my next steps, but I am also concerned about the fraternity friends still on campus. Apparently, they are feeling unsafe and some have been harassed by others. Hopefully, the university will protect them. “For me, this is a devastating lesson and I am seeking guidance on how I can learn from this and make sure it never happens again. My goal for the long-term is to be a man who has the heart and the courage to reject racism wherever I see or experience it in the future. “Thank you for your consideration of my deepest apologies for what I did

 

This sign in story now sits in front of the Rice house in Northwest Dallas.

 

Statement by Brody & Susan Pettit
As parents of Levi, we love him and care for him deeply. He made a horrible mistake, and will live with the consequences forever. However, we also know the depth of our son’s character. He is a good boy, but what we saw in those videos is disgusting. While it may be difficult for those who only know Levi from the video to understand, we know his heart, and he is not a racist. We raised him to be loving and inclusive and we all remain surrounded by a diverse, close-knit group of friends.
We were as shocked and saddened by this news as anyone. Of course, we are sad for our son – but more importantly, we apologize to the community he has hurt. We would also like to apologize to the – entire African American community, University of Oklahoma student body and administration. Our family has the responsibility to apologize, and also to seek forgiveness and reconciliation. Our words will only go so far – as a family, we commit to following our words with deeds.
To our friends and family, thank you for your kind comments and prayers. They are very comforting in this difficult time.
We ask that the media and public please respect our family’s privacy as we come together to heal and determine next steps.

‪#‎LEVIPETTIT‬ #SAE #OU ‪#‎RACISTCHANT‬…Both students have been expelled  from school

9 thoughts on “Parker Rice and Parents Of Levi Pettit Apologize Ask For Forgiveness

  1. Racism is something that will never go away because everyone assumes everything is a race hit. We, as a nation, will never escape it until we grow up and understand that we all bleed the same blood and color don’t mean anything. God looks unto our hearts, not our skin. I don’t care what color you are, when you act like an indecent human being, you are an ignorant and selfish person.

  2. I’m glad that Levi Pettit himself apologized, since he’s the one in the video. I don’t see why his parents felt the need to apologize though, they’re not responsible for his actions, he a grown man, & he’s responsible for his own actions. PEACE!!!

    1. This type of behavior is handed down through your upbringing, it is taught……….read the sign………I can’t believe you don’t get it……

      1. I get what you’re saying, but his parents said that they raised him to be loving & inclusive. I was jus’ saying that up to a certain point, he’s responsible for his own actions, & the fact that he did what he did had nothing to do with the way that he was raised. PEACE!!!

        1. His parents prepared statement that was probably written by some damage control PR guy at the office does not sell me, cannot believe you could buy it. People raised in “Loving and inclusive” cultures don’t sing songs about lynching niggers.

          1. Once again, I get what you’re saying, but because he said it, doesn’t mean that his parents were racists. I’m jus’ saying that his parents could’ve raised him to treat all people equal, but when he gets away from them, he could let his racist side out jus’ to “fit in” with his racist school buddies, can we PLEASE jus’ agree to disagree on this? PEACE!!!

  3. I agree!! Let’s stop forgiving these mutherfuckers cause they know what they are doing, so fuck them and their apology

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