It’s a tradition for students at Atascocita High School and Summer Creek High School to exchange gifts on the football field during varsity games to show good sportsmanship. On Friday, students from Atascocita gave Summer Creek students a decorated Halloween bucket along with a watermelon, coconut, pineapple and watermelon gum.And just how is that racial insensitivity? How?
They didn’t think much more of it until Monday, when they were told they could be suspended or kicked out of band because the gift showed “racial insensitivity,” KTRK-TV reported.
School administrators, according to a statement from the school district, "...have determined that the gift was inappropriate and lacked good sportsmanship...". How?
Please, let me take a stab at this ... it was the watermelon gum. Is that it? Is it because some students are black, and because there are stereotypes concerning blacks and watermelons?
I hope that isn't what this boils down to. If so, these administrators involved in this farce need to be fired.