Wisconsin school districts warned about racial slurs during sports events

Wisconsin school districts warned about racial slurs during sports events


, ATHLETES OR FANS.>>WE’VE HAD SEVERAL INSTANCES
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR WHERE AN
ACCUSATION HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO
OUR ATTENTION.>>DR. WADE LABECKI OF THE
WISCONSIN INTERSCHOLASTIC
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION SAYS IT’S
BECOME MORE COMMON FOR RACIAL
SLURS TO BE YELLED AT HIGH
SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES AND OTHER SPORTING EVENT
JUST THIS WEEK, 12 NEWS BROKE
TWO STORIES OF SEPARATE, YET
SIMILAR INCIDENTS, INVOLVING
RACIAL SLURS BEING USED AGAINST
BROWN DEER STUDENTS AND WAUWATOSA EAST STUDENTS.>>>>NOBODY SHOULD HAVE TO BE
SUBJECT TO THAT.>>BROWN DEER SUPERINTENDENT
DEBORAH KERR SAID ENOUGH IS
ENOUGH AND WROTE AN OPEN LETTER
ABOUT RACIST COMMENTS. SHE SAYS RECENTLY WHITE CUDAHY
FOOTBALL PLAYERS USED THE N WORD
DIRECTED AT OUR QUARTERBACK AND
OTHER STUDENTS OF COLOR.>>MY KIDS HAVE ENDURED A LOT
NEGATIVITY, BUT HAVE BEEN
EXPECTED TO JUST TAKE IT, AND I
GUESS I WAS JUST TIRED OF TAKING
IT. AND THAT’S WHY I STARTED
WRITING.>>CUDAHY’S SUPERINTENDENT
RESPONDED TO 12 NEWS TODAY
, WRITING “THE HIGH SCHOOL
ADMINISTRATORS HAVE THOROUGHLY
INVESTIGATED THE ALLEGATION. WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE
SUBSTANTIATE THE ALLEGATION AT
THIS POINT.”
BUT SAYS IF THE RACIAL COMMENT
IS VERIFIED, THE STUDENT WILL BE
DEALT WITH APPROPRIATELY.>>IN MOST OF OUR SCHOOLS WHEN
THEY HAVE FOUND THAT THERE HAS
BEEN A RACIAL SLUR USED THEY
USUALLY APPLY THEIR ATHLETIC
CODE.>>MEANING AN ATHLETE CAN BE
SUSPENDED FROM AT LEAST ONE
GAME. STUDENT FANS CAN ALSO BE
DISCIPLINED. AHEAD OF THIS WEEKEND’S PLAYOFF
GAMES, THEY SENT A MESSAGE T
ALL SUPERINTENDENTS AND ATHLET
DIRECTORS. IT READS IN PART “DEROGATORY
COMMENTS, INCLUDING
RACIALLY-INSENSITIVE COMMENT
HAVE BECOME MORE COMMON. AND ADDS “THIS UNSPORTSMANLIKE
CONDUCT MUST BE ADDRESSED
IMMEDIATELY, AND IT MUST BE
STOPPED.”
>>WHEN WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT
IS DEROGATORY OR INSENSIVTIVE IT HAS NO PLACE IN ATHLETICS. DERRICK: WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF AN
OFFICIAL HEARS A RACIAL SLUR?>>THE WIAA SAYS THE OFFICIAL
CAN STOP THE GAME, FLAG THE
GUILTY TEAM FOR UNSPORTSMANLIKE
CONDUCT. IF THE COMMENT COMES FROM THE
STANDS, THEY CAN ASK THE
DISTRICT TO DISCIPLINE THE FANS
OR STUDE

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