It seems like only yesterday the worst thing we had to worry about when it came to high school basketball was a couple kids racing to avoid the ookie cookie. Today, we unfortunately find ourselves taking a 50-year step in the wrong direction, as the entire girl’s basketball team at Kenmore East High School in Buffalo has been suspended over charges of racist behavior.
The team, which was comprised of 9 white girls and one black girl, had a very peculiar warm-up routine, in that they would join hands in a circle and chant, “1… 2… 3…” and the N-bomb. You know what I’m talking about.
“I said, ‘You’re not allowed to say that word because I don’t like that word,’” she told the newspaper. “They said, ‘You know we’re not racist, Tyra. It’s just a word, not a label.’ I was outnumbered.”
The 15-year-old eventually exploded after a practice when a teammate called her a ‘black piece of (expletive).’ She says she got into a fight with the girl later in school.
(Via New York Daily News)
Yeah, Tyra, you know they’re not racist. They just love to say one of the most notoriously evil words in modern history. It’s like when my intramural flag football team went coed and we asked the girls to learn plays instead of recipes. We meant well and they got mad for no reason at all.
The real joy of this story of ignorance and just flat out stupidity is knowing that Tyra later beat that one girl’s ass, so at least if this news about a bunch of white girls who are an embarrassment to humanity in general makes you as angry as it makes me, you can close your eyes and imagine Tyra snapping her fingers and then snapping a neck.