We already know that racism will gladly show its ugly head at all sporting events across the globe. Last night it made another disgusting appearance at a high school boys basketball game in Orange County, California.
A video captured the racist taunts spewed at Makai Brown, a Black player from Portola High School, by a student from the opposing school, Laguna Hills High School.
Sabrina Brown, Makai’s mother, voiced her anger at an Irvine City Council meeting earlier in the week.
“You may believe that this is an isolated incident and would like to put this behind you, but we don’t have that option,” said Brown to the City Council. “The color of our skin does not allow us that option.”
Makai wasn’t aware of the taunts until he watched the game film afterward. Needless to say, he was shocked.
“He came into my room STUNNED,” wrote Brown in her IG post. “What he heard directed 100% to him is contained in this video, but these disgusting, racist insults continued throughout the entire game footage. Needless to say, our family is up in arms.”
Crystal Turner, the Superintendent of Saddleback Valley Unified School District, of which Laguna Hills High is a part of, condemned the actions by the student.
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