Racial Tension High at Buffalo-area School After Use of ‘N-word’
Several members of the largely white Kenmore East girls basketball team have been suspected after a pre-game chant that uses the 'n-word.'
As first reported by our sister station, WBLK, the situation came to light after an African-American member of the team refused to join the pre-game chant. From WLBK's Chris Reynolds:
I received a phone call this morning from the parents of Tyra Batts a sophomore at Kenmore East High School. Her mother and father explained to me that Tyra is the only African American player on the varsity basketball team at Kenmore East, that has a tradition/ritual that they do before every game; they hold hands together as a team, pray, and at the end of the prayer they say: “1-2-3 and then the “N” word”, at the end. Now remember Tyra is the only African American on the team and her parents think that this tradition/ritual has been going on now for at least 2-3 years.