This is a case I found kind of interesting as a white basketball coach is being accused of using racial slurs against black basketball players.
The team is undefeated, 15-0, and these charges have thrown the Cleveland area community into the spotlight in the wrong way.
Here is a portion of the story from the television station website:
RICHMOND HEIGHTS — Racial tensions between a coach and his players have an undefeated high school basketball team threatening to boycott the rest of the season.
The Richmond Heights basketball team is 15-and-0, but the team planned to sit out Tuesday night’s game, unless their coach was fired.
Monday, parents sent the school superintendent a letter, claiming he uses racist and degrading comments.
“Everybody in this room are responsible for these children, it’s time to stop,” said parent Nneka Slade Jackson, during a heated school board meeting Monday night.
“They been dealing with this for months (years), this ain’t something that just started yesterday,” said parent Alvin Fulton.
The parents are demanding the superintendent, Dr. Linda Hardwick, remove high school varsity basketball coach Jason Popp, alleging he uses inappropriate language, as well as racist comments towards his players.
Here is the full version of the story: http://newsone.com/entertainment/sports-entertainment/casey-gane-mccalla/team-may-boycott-hs-basketball-coach-jason-popp-for-racist-comments/
Due diligence must be taken to investigate the very serious allegations, but if true then the words of this coach would be very disturbing for a person entrusted to lead a group of young men.