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Texas Basketball Player Taking Heat Over Apparent Blackface Snapchat

Sam Houston State women’s team member was captured on video by a teammate.

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A Sam Houston State University (SHSU) basketball player is in hot water after a video of her in what appeared to be blackface makeup was posted on a teammate’s Snapchat account.

Sophomore guard Jenniffer Oramas is shown in the video posted to Snapchat by another SHSU player, Hannah Knight, “sitting on a bathroom countertop wearing blackface makeup, bobbing her head around before looking at the camera and saying ‘black girl Jenn,’ according to a description in the school newspaper, The Houstonian.

It was later shared to Twitter, sending the campus into an uproar. Oramas has deleted her Twitter account and has not made any public statements regarding the video.

Several people captured the video on their Twitter accounts.

Both the SHSU Athletic Director, Bobby Williams, and school President Dana Hoyt issued responses to the incident:

The Houstonian reports that Oramas led the team in scoring and assists this season, which saw the team finish with a dismal 4-23 overall record.

Former SHSU football standout PJ Hall leapt to Oramas’ defense on Twitter:

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