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 Black Utah student expelled for yelling the N-word during a football game

by | Dec 8, 2021 | Latest, Social Justice | 0 comments

A black student named Elias West is currently playing football for Layton’s Layton High School. He used the N-word while playing the game in October and was punished for abusive word use. Team seniors make it clear while running that the white student from the opposite team used the N-word first. While referee only throws out the black student West from the match. 

The salt Lake Turbine states that the discrimination happened during a Layton High School football match gaming event. While recalling the happening, Elias West told the team players that the outsider team boy said, “Stay down, you nigger” while standing behind him and clenching him. “Don’t call me a nigger,” said West, defending himself against the accusation. 

West told and claimed that the referee announced my ejection from the game based on racism after a few minutes. Heeding with the Utah High School Activities Association’s zero-tolerance policy. West was barred from playing in the next two games. West was forced to cancel his final regular-season game, which would have enabled college recruiters to see him in action. 

Lissa, the mother of West, is white. She asked the referee for reconsideration. She tried to explain why his son would use such words with no issue, but the refs did not listen to her. She adds more, and the other team celebrated the victory while his son cried throughout the night for standing against racism.  

The US Department of Justice narrated in a report a few months before this incident. The Davis School District has declined to respond satisfactorily to hundreds of harassment and assault charges. Such cases could not rescue African-American and Asian-American students. 

West says football ground is proved as a life-changing experience for him. He added that the football ground is a must going place for me, and I should speak up for myself and other blacks against racism without thinking about racism. 

This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here.  

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