Instances of racism and hatred continue to be tied to Donald Trump following the presidential election. The most recent incident occurred in Missouri during a high school basketball game.
According to KSHB, Center High School, an all-Black team, was facing off against Warrensburg High School, an all-White team. During the player introductions, a White student from Warrensburg High held up a “TRUMP” sign. Several other White students turned their backs to the Black students. The maneuver was meant to intimidate the Black students. Video of the incident eventually went viral.
Since the election, teachers across the country have reported incidents where White students have used Trump’s name to harass Black and minority students. There have also been adults who have used racist language while invoking Trump’s name on social media. However, the most disturbing fact is the violence that has taken place in the name of Trump.
Since the election, the Southern Poverty Law Center revealed that over 700 acts of violence has occurred against Blacks and other minorities. Since the election, Trump has done very little to speak out and condemn the acts of racism.
Trump’s failure to call out the acts of hatred serves as another reason why Black celebs such as Kanye West, Jim, Brown, and Ray Lewis shouldn’t engage with Trump until he makes an effort to speak out against his racist supporters.
Following the incident at Warrensburg, the school released a statement.
“The Warrensburg R-VI School District does not condone these actions and apologizes to anyone who was offended by the actions of these students. We will do everything in our power to rectify this situation and keep events like this from happening in the future.”