Sunday, January 20, 2013

Empowering words

More grievances over words and recriminations.

Only empowering the words initially said by the boy who aggrieved the black student.

The white student was an ignorant cracker who now, no doubt, is sitting back watching the show.

His words were denigrating and wrong, but so was the player who got into the altercation with the name-caller and now the trainer is on suspension for telling his player he shouldn't have reacted the way he did.

W. Texas trainer suspended for criticizing student

LAMESA, Texas (AP) — An athletic trainer at a West Texas high school was suspended with pay for five days after he criticized a football player on a school blog for getting into an altercation during a game after an opponent used a racial slur.

The student's mother, Vickie Williams, had asked that the trainer be fired for saying her 16-year-old son, who is black, should not have felt denigrated by the white student's racial slur.

But the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported ( Lamesa school district officials say while trainer Ray McCall's comments were out of line, he shouldn't be fired. Lamesa is located about 60 miles south of Lubbock.

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