Who knew that this time honored high school tradition is actually racist?
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Check out the latest lynch mob that black lives matter leader Shaun King has put together over a harmless video of a bunch of high school kids turning their backs on the starting lineups for the other school’s basketball team:
Notice what he says in his post – “hold Donald Trump signs at them.” Did I miss that part? Because I watched that 8 second video several times and can’t seem to find it. I saw one kid with a Trump sign. One. Not plural. Is that against the law? Is it a hate crime to support the President elect now? Or can you only support the President-Elect when your team is playing a school where all the players are white?
Then again, facts never mattered to Shaun King or the black lives matter prize patrol. They just burn everything and blame it on racism.
More importantly, turning your backs on the opposing team during the starting lineups is one of the most time honored traditions in high school sports. At least half the high schools around here do it. It’s as harmless as you get. Shaun King could’ve found this out if he just, I dunno, asked someone. But rushing to conclusions and calling a bunch of high school kids racist is way more fun.
Here’s the girl who originally posted it and sent it to the media:
So….they’re racist because ONE out of 50 kids there has a Trump sign on him. In a state that Trump won easily (Missouri). So it’s OK to vote for Trump, you just can’t put a sign up for him. Gotcha.
She was LOVING her newfound Internet fame:
When people started telling her that turning your back on the opponent’s starting lineup is quite common at high school basketball games, Toniaa stopped playing the race card and started playing the sportsmanship card.
But the damage was already done, and thanks to Shaun King everyone jumped on the racist bandwagon:
In fairness, there are some real rednecks in that part of the country who actually are racist:
If you’ve ever used the phrase, “y’all blacks” then you might be racist. And this is coming from a guy who very rarely throws out the “r” word. But if you ever find yourself generalizing an entire race of people based on the actions of a few, you’re basically personifying what racism is. Ya know, because not all black people were as appalled by this video as she was. Less Internet and more Neutrogena for you Eric.
Nevertheless the school was forced to apologize for……..students using their rights to free speech? Because it’s a lot easier to offer a bullshit apology than it is to stand up to an angry online mob that Shaun King whipped up.
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