The Phillipsburg High School wrestling team has a serious issue with racial sensitivity. The team recently posted a picture on social media, lynching a black tackling dummy. Some of the athletes of the team even wore their hoodies to look like Ku Klux Klan hoods, while another student is seen saluting the lynched dummy. The dummy wears the gear of Paulsboro High School in south Philadelphia, where blacks make up one third of the population.
This incident is not being treated lightly and has been forwarded to the State Division on Civil Rights by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association as a violation of its anti-bullying policy. The Phillipsburg school system superintendent George Chandro stated that the photo and controversy was “a student matter dealing with minors… and actions were taken.” Chandro did not specify what these actions taken included.