Are you all tired of these stories yet? Sometimes you think we have made a ton of strides towards having our hair accepted amongst ourselves and while that might be the case in most scenarios it looks as if we have to work towards making ‘black’ afro textured hair just tolerable in other areas of society that our children are subject to. But this, this is more than just hair.
Over the weekend in good old Texas there was a rally where about 100 or some people came together in support of the Rebels. The Rebels are a team from the North Richland Hills high school and they were honoring the confederate soldiers who died in the Civil war.
Well do not let that civil act fool you, just days before that one of the school’s softball coaches was in hot water from racially insensitive remarks to the black children at the school.
According to the Star Telegram
During the 2014 season, Jacobson had been accused of calling a black player’s hair “nappy and nasty,” and telling a player that “the sun is more attracted to you because you are black.”
Kenzie Wilson told WFAA that Jacobson had announced to other students that she had refused to dive into a puddle of water during a drill “because there is water on the ground and black people don’t like water.”
Jacobson was also accused of telling a player who cut her leg, “See, everyone is white on the inside.”
Wilson and her family said they were shocked to find out that Jacobson was not punished with a suspension, and that she had been placed on administrative leave for less than a day while an investigation was completed.
“There is no way you say what you did to my daughter with witnesses, and you keep your job,” father Kenneth Wilson explained.
Since then the family has decided to move out of that school district for the sake of their kids. Yup you read that right, nothing was ever done about it. As a matter of fact the Superintendent after receiving an email about the incident responded that he was “aware of some issues where improvement is needed immediately.”
When will it end!