Ohio Basketball Team Thinks Their Racist ‘Coon’ Jerseys Are Funny

By Clarissa Hamlin

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The struggle with Trump-era racism is too real. One man couldn’t believe the words that he saw written on a youth basketball team’s jerseys during a recent game in Batavia, Ohio. He took photos that captured players with uniforms that read “Coon” and “Knee Grow,” a hateful play on the word “Negro.”

“I couldn’t have made this up and had anyone, believe me, I couldn’t have,” Tony Rue, a parent who attended the game at the West Clermont Middle School in the Ohio village just outside of Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon, said to WCPO. “You’re talking eight, nine layers of people and adults seeing these jerseys and thinking it’s just a joke.”

A joke, really? Well, this “joke” has cost the whole team the rest of their season. Players, who are part of the independent recreational Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League not affiliated with the Batavia school district, are now riding the bench.

But racial slurs are not the team’s only problem: the group’s sexually suggestive name, “Wet Dream Team” has also pissed people off.

The Cincinnati NAACP …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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