Ohio youth team kicked out of rec league over offensive jerseys

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    Ohio youth team kicked out of rec league over offensive jerseys
    Dan Devine, Yahoo Sports 6 hours ago .

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    A boys basketball team has been kicked out of a Cincinnati-area recreational hoops league for wearing uniforms bearing a sexually suggestive team name on the front and racially objectionable names on the back. (Photos via Tony Rue on Facebook)


    A boys basketball team has been kicked out of a Cincinnati-area recreational hoops league for wearing uniforms bearing a sexually suggestive team name on the front and racially objectionable names on the back.

    Four weeks into the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League’s season, parents of players on a team from West Clermont, Ohio, saw that the team from Kings Mills, Ohio, against whom their children were playing was named “The Wet Dream Team.” They also noticed that the names on the backs of the high-school-aged boys’ jerseys included phrases like “Knee Grow” and “Coon.”

    Tony Rue, a parent of a West Clermont player, highlighted the eyebrow-raising jerseys in a lengthy Facebook post asking how such attire, and such a team name, was deemed appropriate for a league that hosts players from grades two through 12.

    “By no means are we perfect parents or assume our teenage boys are innocent and don’t speak of things like this, but I could never imagine allowing my teenage son to represent his school and league in this manner, let alone representing our family with such filth,” Rue wrote. “[…] There is enough hate, bullying, and aggressive behavior in the world that these kids, parents, and schools shouldn’t have to deal with bigotry and lewd innuendos on jerseys and in team names in a school district represented recreational basketball league.

    This isn’t a typo, this isn’t a mistake, these are ideas that were thought of, discussed, agreed upon by adults and kids alike, printed on uniforms, social media accounts registered and manned and no one thought this was a bad idea or inappropriate?”

    “It was so blatant that it had to be fake,” Rue later told Chris Mayhew of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Sadly it wasn’t.”

    So Rue raised a flag with a rep for the youth league, wondering how this team was being allowed to play with stuff like this written on its uniforms.

    “I think he called people above him, and about midway through the second quarter, he came and got the refs’ attention and told him the game was over,” Rue told Karin Johnson of Cincinnati NBC affiliate WLWT-TV. “It was called. We weren’t going to be a part of it.”

    And now, the “Wet Dream Team” won’t be, either.

    “CPYBL was developed to provide the best possible basketball experience for the youth of our communities and their families and has always been committed to bringing a positive experience to all of our members,” wrote Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League spokesman Ben Goodyear in a statement to the Enquirer. “Based on the information that we received, the actions and conduct of the team in question did not comply with our stated mission and expected standards and that team has, therefore, been dismissed from our league.”

    They’ve also been “restricted from any further use of district facilities,” according to a spokesperson for the Kings Local School District, who emphasized that this team of students and the league in which they were playing isn’t affiliated with the district itself.

    “Kings Local Schools strongly condemns any type of hateful and racist commentary,” wrote spokesperson Dawn Gould. “This behavior is in no way welcome or tolerated in our schools and community.”

    The team’s coach, Walt Gill, apologized “to anyone that was offended by the jerseys” in a statement to WLWT. He noted that the team “offered to cover them up or change,” but that the league still chose to eject the team, “and we have accepted that decision.”

    The incident has drawn the attention of the Cincinnati chapter of the NAACP, which wants to have an ook with the people in charge of the rec league.

    “This is a teachable moment for [the teen players] to understand how these words are hurtful,” Cincinnati NAACP first vice president Joe Mallory told Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX-TV. “They’re inflammatory, and they’re divisive to the entire community. […] It’s everybody’s problem. It’s everybody’s business that when these things happen we all stand up and speak out on it.”
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    LMAO! I live 10 miles away from Kings Mills, over the last 25 years there have been tens of thousands of people moving into Warren County and driving an hour each way to their jobs in Chimpcoonati because the nigger problem has gone so out of control.

    Google “Parkie Scott” - we don’t take shit from niggers here.
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    Someone should get to andrew anglin and try to get him to make this the official sportsball team of the alt right.
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    I'll go to the dark web and post it there.
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    Meanwhile in nearby Mason...

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/1...-be-lynched-by-angry-mob-parent-says.amp.html

    A 13-year-old black student at an Ohio middle school was reportedly told by his white teacher that he would be lynched by his friends if he didn’t get back to work, his mother said.

    Tanisha Agee-Bell, of Mason, said her son’s social studies teacher, Renee Thole, made the comment to her son in December during class.

    “[My son told us] his teacher had told him that if he didn’t get back on task, that his friends were going to lynch him, and we thought he must have misunderstood,” Agee-Bell told FOX 19.

    She sought clarification from Thole – and couldn’t believe the response.

    According to the mother, Thole told her that she told Nathan that “if he didn’t get back on task, his friend were going to form an angry mob and lynch him.”

    "I was just taken aback because I said, 'what you said is actually worse than what he said you said,'" she told the news station. "He had told her, 'that's racist.'"

    Agee-Bell acknowledges that her son may have been distracted or talking too much in class, however believes Thole crossed a line with reference to darker times among the black community in the United States.

    More than 3,440 African-Americans were lynched in the United States between 1882 and the height of the civil rights movement nearly a century later, according to the NAACP's website.

    "The hardest part is that even though he knows he did nothing wrong, he still is punished because he lost opportunity with his friends," she said.

    Nathan has been removed from Thole's classroom.

    Thole has reportedly apologized to the class for offending Nathan, however the spokesman with school district declined to say whether she had been disciplined.

    “We have seen an uptick in the number of racially and culturally insensitive comments in our schools and community. Sometimes these are said out of genuine ignorance. For example, some students contend that they are not being offensive if they say n***a vs. the n-word,” the district said in a statement to FOX 19. “As a district, we want to be very clear. We are not OK normalizing racial slurs. Anyone who does so faces disciplinary action.”

    District officials acknowledged that more needs to be done and praised Nathan for being “brave enough to confront his teacher when the incident happened.”

    “Our district will continue to invest in training and resources on culturally proficient practices for administrators, educators and classified staff members that lift up our district’s values,” the statement concluded.

    Agee-Bell, who is a member of the district's diversity council, said she believes Thole should at least be removed from her classroom.

    “I don’t know if she’s racist, but I know that what she said is racist,” she said. “I want the district to take ownership of this and to work to make the environment better for all students. They said they want to have a safe nurturing environment for all students. My son doesn’t feel safe, and that’s not OK.”

    The news of the incident at the Mason Middle School comes at the same time a recreation basketball team in nearby Kings – about a mile east – was dismissed from the league for wearing racist and derogatory jerseys.

    The team, made up of high school-aged students, showed up for a regular game this week as part of the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League wearing jerseys that read “Wet Dream Team” in the front.

    In place of the players’ real names, at least three jerseys had terms like “Knee Grow” and “Coon.”

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