Norman Legislative Dems Call on OSSAA to Act on Racist Comments

Mike Seals - March 14, 2021 10:11 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY — Norman Legislative Democrats released a joint statement today in response to the racist slurs used in the 6A State Girls Basketball Tournament game between Norman High and Midwest City.

“The comments made by the announcer were vile and racist. No Oklahoman, let alone a student, deserves to hear that type of insulting language.

“We stand in solidarity with the Norman High players who were the targets of the slur and applaud their social consciousness and determination. Fight on, and know that you have our support.

“Moving forward, we would like to see the OSSAA cut ties with the broadcasting group that hired the individual. You don’t get to put our children in such an unhealthy situation and still get paid for it.

“Additionally, we would like the OSSAA to start providing regular diversity training for school districts that wish to require it for coaches and sports staff.

“These changes are necessary to ensure this abhorrent behavior never happens again.”

 

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