Sun. Jan 29th, 2023
‘Unacceptable’: Texas High School Basketball Game Erupts in Ugly Racism

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Two Texas school districts have launched an investigation after a video surfaced on social media of high school parents and students displaying bigoted behavior—including making monkey calls—to players of a basketball team.

In a clip from the disheartening video, which was shared online and obtained by The Daily Beast, a student from River Road High School in Amarillo can be seen standing at the free throw line. The crowd makes noise as the student prepares to take a shot, and then loud monkey calls interrupt the cheers.

“This is unacceptable. I think the student section is an amazing student involvement opportunity. But Dalhart has crossed the line tonight,” River Road High School senior Cooper Pierce wrote about the incident on Facebook.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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