With the success of basketball players like Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jordan, its really no surprise that basketball has come to be known as a black sport.

There was no better proof of this than an occurrence that took place last Thursday, when a hailstorm of racist tweets was sent out by a team of Caucasian students at a Michigan high school. The tweets were singing their praises after winning a basketball game.

“All hail white power. #HitlerIsMyDad” is just one of several Tweets that left faculty and residents stunned.

The tweets followed the win of Howell High School’s boys basketball team over Grand Blanc. And according to the website MLive.com, several of the students involved in the situation are now facing disciplinary action for their use of “white only” terminology as a description of the teams 54-49 victory in the Class A regional final.

Other tweets, as reported by the site, include:

“Not only did we beat Grand Blanc but we’re all white. Howell’s the definite winner tonight.”

“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 …”

Other choice hashtags included #kkk #lightthecross #rosaparks and #wewhite.

Grand Blanc has both black and white players.

While the principal of Howell High School, Jason Schrock said that disciplinary action was meted out, he did not elaborate on what that meant; only noting that the school is trying to move forward.

But the Grand Blanc schools superintendent, Norman Abdella, didn’t hold back, saying that it was “hard to believe that the racial banality expressed through those messages even exists in this day and age.” He did add that he trusts Howell to diffuse the situation in an appropriate manner, as noted by MLive, and even defended the school to a certain degree.

“It would be totally unfair to judge a district or a school based on the actions of individual students or supporters,” he wrote in an email statement to the Flint Journal, according to reports by MLive.

“I have great confidence that no one in authority within the Howell School District would ever encourage or condone these types of sentiments and expect that they will effectively deal with this situation internally.”

How surprising is it that the apologies began to roll in from the Twitter users caught in the action?

13 thoughts on “Students’ ‘White Power’ Tweets After High School B-Ball Game Shocks Michigan Residents

  1. americanize. on said:

    Why ru surprise,this is America birth of a nation slavery,jim crow,stand ur ground,laws to protect white people.No racist act done by a white man woman or child surprised me.Its their nature.

      • Rhemas Place on said:

        And what’s so funny is that in the story about the white woman who left her 8 kids at home alone and hungry with no food or utilities while she was drug binging and at her boyfriend’s house, there are no racial undertones in his/her comment…such a despicable blot on the human race…or in Jiggy’s blather…can you say white on white crime…come on my peeps (tip: black people stopped using the word “peeps” years ago)…holla at the scholar…LOL and SMH!!!!

      • Jiggy5 on said:

        The Scholar takes no delight in shining needed light on our shortcomings and double standards that we, yes, we blacks continue to propagate. RL and Rhemas are the very people that would shame a black classmate from performing well in school by telling them they were acting “white”.
        The Scholar will continue his crusade until these remaining idiots stop acting “black”.

  2. The principal didn’t elaborate on the discipline dished out because there was none. After all he’s not going to chastise his star players. They won the game. That’s all that matters. Conversation over. He probably feels the same as the racist players.

  3. Wildflower on said:

    I’m sure the Michigan residents were extremely shocked. As shocked as I am that racism still exist in America in 2014. Wait, what? I’m not shocked at all especially when you have people that are first in straight denial when blacks say anything about racist act towards them and when white blatantly spell it out for you it’s down played as if it’s really nothing serious. They just want to move forward…. yeah right how are you gonna move anywhere when you refuse to address it.

  4. I agree. Follow these racist kids home and you’ll find racist parents. What’s more disturbing is that These teens are too stupid to realize that their team won because of their talent and ability to play as a team, not because of their skin color. Otherwise, wouldn’t they always be champions? Why practice? They are undermining their own team. Some school spirit!

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