In my opinion, just because a gorilla suit was worn before at previous games, does not mean there wasn't any racial intent during this game. Especially, when you go stand under the opposing teams basket as they are warming up. I would need to see that is what they did at the previous Safari games ( I doubt it). These kids are not stupid and they realized that costume served a dual purpose on that day. And my friends, that were at the game, had many complaints of slurs from kids and adults from Bedford. SMH. The only thing that is being talked about is the gorilla suits but it was way more than that going on.
If you knew anything about the tradition of the Zulu Krewe, then you'd know that you don't dress like a member of the Krewe unless you actually are a member of the Krewe.
You obviously don't care about other peoples cultures or traditions ... specifically the tradition of black face and Krewe Zulu ... good job on telling a group of black people trying to transcend race that they are racist with their traditions
This is the link to my Facebook page. There is a photo there. https://www.facebook.com/AttyAbdul
Blackface? Provide a source please, that is not being reported anywhere else.
According to the Indy Star, "Bedford North Lawrence athletic director Jeff Callahan confirmed the students were asked to take off the gorilla costumes during the first quarter, but said the costumes were not racially motivated."
"The safari was a theme because we were going after Wildcats," said Callahan, referring to Lawrence North's nickname. "Those (gorilla suits) had been worn at games throughout the year. I talked to the principal at Lawrence North and we discussed it. We made the decision to ask them to take them off. It wasn't like they brought them out just for that game."
If the gorilla suits have been worn at other games, then what is the problem except people are too sensitive and are eager to "play the race card."
I agree with Shabazz that Self-reliance is the key to self empowerment. The problem with welfare is it is a 'hand-out',
not a 'hand-up". Clinton had a 'work-fare", but Obama disabled the program.
Harlem had a renaissance decades ago and was thriving. And
look at the 100 Black Men organization and emerging leaders
in Indy, (Star 9/8/13).
I hope Shabazz checks out the documentary film, "Masters of
Disaster" about some black youths from Indy who took on the
East Coast white preppies and won the National Chess Championship. Film was from the 70s, I think.
The potential of a rising economic boat is there, but blacks in Indy may have to build the boat, and they can do it.
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