All white high school team wins game, racists ‘white power’ tweets follow
Disturbingly racist tweets followed a Michigan high school basketball team’s win on Thursday.
Several students at Howell high, a predominantly white school, are now facing disciplinary action for their “white power” tweets after the boy’s team beat Grand Blanc.
Grand Blanc lost 54-49 to Howell in the Class A regional final at Linden High School Thursday.
Among the Twitter messages posted after the game the night of March 13:
“Not only did we beat Grand Blanc but we’re all white. Howell’s the definite winner tonight.”
“All hail white power. #HitlerIsMyDad”
“Tonight was probably one of the most racists nights of my life. I heard so many slurs and expressions. I also said a few things…” Hastags with other tweets included #kkk, #lightthehcross, #rosaparks, #wewhite.
Howell High School Principal Jason Schrock said he took disciplinary action against those involved after being made aware of the tweets. He did not say what disciplinary action was taken.
Grand Blanc has both black and white players.
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