Minnesota Students Bring ‘Trump 2020’ Banner To HS Basketball Game, Opposing Coach Gets Butthurt, Superintendent Investigating
Suck it up, buttercup.
Via Daily Wire:
After a coach complained that fans of the opposing team brought a “Trump 2020 Keep America Great!” banner to a high school basketball game, the superintendent is “reviewing this matter and collecting information” to determine what actions the school district might need to take.
In a story reported by the Star Tribune, a high school basketball game between Minneapolis Roosevelt High School and Jordan High School has triggered an investigation into what one coach is suggesting was a racially motivated display by fans of the home team and what school officials say may have been inappropriate political messaging.
The investigation was prompted by a Facebook post by Michael Walker, head basketball coach of Minneapolis Roosevelt, who posted a photograph taken during Tuesday night’s game of four Jordan fans sitting in the front row of the bleachers with a “Trump 2020 Keep America Great!” banner draped over their legs. The Star Tribune notes that several of the surrounding student fans were wearing patriotic-themed clothes.
Walker suggested that the students’ expression of support for the president had an underlying racial meaning.
“I coach a predominantly black inner city high school team,” he wrote in the Facebook post. “We go out to a rural area in Jordan, MN and this is there. Please explain how and why this is appropriate at a high school basketball game?”
Walker, who the Tribune reports is the director of his district’s Office of Black Male Student Achievement, ended the post with a series of hashtags, including several that were racially themed, including: #blackandproud, #blackmen, #blackmenmatter, #blackexcellence, #blackboyjoy, #blackboysmatter, #blackboys, and #blackmentor.