It’s been a while since we’ve officially mailed a That’s Church-branded flaming bag of poo to an annoying human being, so let’s rectify that, shall we?
Brentwood Borough SD High School had a boys varsity basketball game again Monessen High School.
Brentwood is predominately white. Monessen High School, black.
At halftime, three Brentwood students, dressed in banana costumes, ran onto the court where they surrounded and began taunting the black Monessen players, making monkey sounds at them, and reportedly hurling racial slurs at them. There are also reports that some of the Brentwood players even called the Monessen players “monkeys and cotton pickers.”
Here’s a video still of the bananas in the audience:
Meanwhile, Valley Independent staff writer Jeremy Sellew claimed that Brentwood Director of Security Joseph Kozarian, who was on duty at the game, refused to intervene, instead sitting back and at one point smiling and laughing with the Brentwood fans in the stands.
Similarly, officials claimed they were “reviewing school policy to make sure a similar incident doesn’t happen again.”
Well, that’s a nice way of putting words together to form a phrase that doesn’t actually MEAN anything. How does reviewing the policy prevent future incidents? What school policy is that? “Appropriate Game Attire?” “Racist Assholes?” And don’t you already have a policy against hate speech?
Because that’s what this is. Hate.
Plain and simple.
Hateful actions. Hate speech. Racist hate.
I blame the parents for not stopping their children from doing this, if they were aware of it, AND HOW COULDN’T YOU BE?! “Hey son, nice banana costume!”
I blame whoever let the bananas into the gym, unless your team name is actually the Brentwood Bananas.
I blame Joseph Kozarian for finding racism to be something to sit back and smile at, and not finding it to be something that he should have intervened on.
I’m appalled at anyone who smiled or laughed. I’m appalled that the words “cotton picker” left anyone’s lips without intense shame and embarrassment.
Every single one of them is the next annoying Burgher and their crowns are in the mail and by crowns I mean framed certificates of commendation outlining in great detail just exactly how much hard work they put into being born the right color.