Let no one say there aren’t still big racial issues in amateur sports. But that worthy message gets diluted when a town cries racial profiling on a white coach for cutting only African-American students from a high school basketball team. Did I mention it’s an all-black team?
This is one of those stories where you’d think the controversy would be put to rest by the simple matter of, you know, facts. But, courtesy of LION IN OIL, some parents and ministers in Danville, Ill., are planning a protest and boycott after Coach Gary Tidwell cut eight boys, all black, from Danville HS’s basketball team. Again, since it warrants mentioning: the entire team is black. (Ludicrousness after the jump.)