The world is doing everything possible to fight against racism, but everything shows it will never be eradicated. There have been several campaigns on eradicating racism, but nothing seems to work.
16-year-old Star Black athlete, Tony Humphreys, had to leave his High School after an Assistant Athlete Director walked up to him and told him he became fast by “running from police.”
Via Total Pro Sports:
Tony Humphreys, who has already committed to play baseball at Boston College, told PIX Channel 11 that the incident occurred after he joined Iona Prep’s track team. “He comes up to me, and asked why was I doing track,” Humphrey said of the assistant athletic director.
“It never hurts to gain speed,” Humphrey said he responded.
“But the educator implied Humphrey was already fast enough. And he had a reason,” the station reports. “Humphrey said the assistant AD said the teen ‘gained that speed by running from the police.’” After the 16-year-old junior informed his mother of what was said, they decided he would transfer from Iona Prep — a private school in New Rochelle — to a public school near their home.
“I decided to leave, because of my current situation, as I’m already committed. I’m already going to [college],” he said. “I don’t feel like I have to stay at a program where they’re going to look at me different, or feel uncomfortable at a place I have to go to Monday through Friday. He also revealed this was not the first time he experienced racism at Iona Prep.
“There were other instances of racism during my freshman year,” he said. “I took it up with the dean, I took it up with the higher ups, and nothing happened to the other student.” This past Tuesday, his fellow students engaged in a walkout in support of their teammate and classmate.
The school sent out a letter to parents.
That letter also announced the unnamed staff member had resigned.
Sadly, this happens a lot more often than one would think.
Racism is alive and well in America.
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