Racially insensitive video ends school's football season

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 22, 2017

The video posted on Snapchat shows football players simulating sex acts on their black peers, WWBT-TV reported.

April Sullivan, a parent of a student at the school, agreed.

A player's parent - who was not named - told CBS affiliate WTVR that all the black players were pinned down on the floor while their white teammates "dry humped them" and shouted racist comments.

"We will include staff, parent, administrator and student representatives in this dialogue", the message reads. Advocate groups want more than police intervention, they want a federal investigation launched into what happened.

Another line of text in a video read, "We gonna f*** the black outta these African-American children from Uganda". "Our hope is to use this very unfortunate event as a meaningful learning opportunity".

Principal Thomas McAuley called the actions in the video "appalling, disturbing, and inexcusable".

A middle school football team in Virginia is forfeiting the remainder of its season in the aftermath of an explicit video shot in the school's locker room.

The Short Pump Middle School football team had one regular-season game and two postseason games left in its season, according to Andy Jenks, spokesman for Henrico schools.

The team will be allowed to practice but will forfeit the rest of the games this year.

"A mandatory component of practices will be discussions that focus on reporting responsibilities, accountability, ethics, sexual harassment and racial tolerance".

Frank J. Thornton, president of the Henrico County chapter of the NAACP, said the school took a step in the right direction by forfeiting the remaining football games, but questioned whether the school district is equipped to get to the root of the problem.

"The contents of which are offensive and wrong". "Beyond that, federal law prohibits school divisions from sharing additional information about students".

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