Columbia University set an alert after a racial video went viral; the video shows a white university student shouting at a group of minority students that "white people are the best thing to ever happen to the world".
University officials responded to the incident by calling the footage "alarming" and saying it featured "painful language" being used against minority students. The school says it is investigating the incident, which took place on campus early on Sunday.
the student was identified as sophomore Julian von Abele.
the sophomore student repeatedly claims that Europeans "invented the modern world." He then screams: "We're white men! We did everything!"
details about the rant and the motives for the attack are still a mystery, Von Abele did not immediately respond to news outlets' requests for comment.