Saturday, May 22, 2010
sb1070 heightens racism and racial profiling across America! Example: Omaha Nebraska
OMAHA- A group of Lincoln East High School students are in trouble for a 'racist' celebration following the school's state soccer title last Tuesday night. Tens of dozens of Lincoln East students and fans rushed the field after the varsity boy's soccer team beat Omaha South High School in overtime. As the Lincoln East group stormed the field, pouncing on the soccer team throwing dozens of "Green Cards" on the Latino students. Obvious Racism and Racial Profiling on Omaha South players and student body. Nearly 60 percent of that school's student body are Latino. Omaha South's Coach said the Green Card throwing was so blatant and long-lasting, they even through the Green Cards throughout the medal awarding ceremonies.
"I thought it was confetti, but once I saw it close up I saw it was green cards." said Omaha South mid–fielder Manuel Lira. "It was planned. It's not as if they started cutting paper there at the field, they brought the cards with them."
Other Omaha South students and staff were just as outraged Wednesday. "It happens more than you know. Maybe not physically, but sometimes statements are made," said school Principal Cara Riggs.
Lincoln East officials told FOX 42 they believe only one or two fans were actually responsible for throwing the cards even though videos reveal the actions were performed by numerous racist students. The videos reveal the racist student perpetrators and a number of students face suspension for coming up with the idea in the first place, according to Associate Principal Dennis Mann.
"It's a black eye," said Mann. "We feel like we're back several decades.. a number of our students are deeply ashamed." Mann said a large portion of the student body spent Wednesday thinking of ways to make amends with Omaha South students. He says it is unfortunate the team's undefeated season is being tarnished because of the actions of a few fans. The student's involved–the school isn't releasing their names–will be suspended and write letters of apology.