Another day and another high school student body using Donald Trump's racism to smear minorities on another team.
Last week it was a high school in Des Moines, Iowa, who lobbed to racial insults to a rival team and this time it's fans at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind, who indulged their racist tendencies by holding up Trump signs, ESPN Deportes signs and chanting, "build a wall," to intimidate the Latino players from Bishop Noll Institute.
The Andrean High School student section holds up a picture of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump during their school’s basketball game against Bishop Noll Institute in Merrillville, Ind. The Catholic bishop in northern Indiana denounced the students who waved the picture of Trump and shouted “build a wall” at their opponents, a heavily Hispanic school in nearby Hammond. Jonathan Miano The (Munster, Ind.) Times
A Catholic Bishop immediately denounced the behavior of the students who partook in this ugly endeavor
The Catholic bishop in northern Indiana on Monday denounced students who waved a picture of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and shouted “build a wall” at opponents during a basketball game.
Diocese of Gary Bishop Donald J. Hying said in a statement that students from Andrean High School in Merrillville shouted at students from Bishop Noll Institute, a heavily Hispanic school in nearby Hammond, on Friday evening. Both are Catholic high schools.
Bishop Noll students shouted back, “You’re a racist,” The (Munster) Times reported.
Andrean school administrators confiscated items students had during the game. Hying said the incident is under investigation.
“Any actions or words that can be perceived as racist or derogatory to others are antithetical to the Christian faith and will not be tolerated in any of our institutions,” Hying said.
Unfortunately, I doubt this will be the last time we read about this type of behavior. it's a shame that Trump's xenophobia is filtering down to the youth of America. I imagine some of those participating aren't racist, but think what they are doing is a joke.