When we first say this story, we were shocked. But we then saw it was in Texas, and we weren’t so shocked anymore.
According to a report from WFAA, a racial incident at a basketball game in Lewisville has the community abuzz and color lines divided down the middle between the mostly white Flower Mound High and the mostly black Plano East High.
From The Raw Story:
During the game, students in the home team Flower Mound’s cheering section held up signs that said “White Power.” They were caught on camera and the image went viral on the social medium Twitter.
An Plano East athlete who asked that Channel 8 not use his name said, “We thought it was racist. It said ‘white power,’ and we were shocked.”
Deanna Thompson, the parent of one Plano East student, said, “It’s just so sad that kids have to take it to that level.”
Witnesses at the game said that the signs were up for about 30 seconds before school officials were able to take them down.
Flower Mound’s head coach Eric Littleton immediately condemned the students’ action, saying the incident was “unacceptable.”
“As head coach at FMHS I offer our full voice apology. I will pursue this fully. No place for this.”
But according to a Flower Mound student who spoke with WFAA, “white power” is simply a spirited cheer that refers to the school’s colors.
Watch WFAA’s report on the story in the video below: