White tennis player suspended for telling Black player: ‘At least I know my dad’
Another day, another white college student showing their ignorance with racist remarks.
This time, it’s Appalachian State tennis player Spencer Brown, who was suspended for telling a North Carolina A&T player, “At least I know my dad,” during a match, according to The New York Post.
The AT&T player, John Wilson IV, said that wasn’t the only racist remark Brown made toward him.
Wilson took to Twitter to share racist incident and the coach’s response, writing, “During our match today, along with other racist comments, Spencer told me, ‘At least I know my dad.’ Their coach responded by saying, ‘..we have a black guy on our team.'”
“Black twitter, do ya thing,” Wilson added, unleashing a flurry of Twitter outrage.
The Latest Racist Rant
Wilson’s experience is just the latest example of a white student getting served a little social media justice over racist comments.
Last week, a South Hadley High School student sparked outrage with Snapchat videos in which she suggested that she wanted to go back to a time when Black people picked cotton. Students at the school protested with a march.
Earlier this month Harley Barber, a sorority girl at the University of Alabama, repeatedly said the N-word in a social media post on MLK day and claimed that she could use it as often as she wanted because she was in the South. The New Jersey native was kicked out of both the university and her sorority. Surprisingly, her mother said she deserved it.
Indiana high school student Mat Blood claims he was dared by his friends to scream “f*** n***ers” into a bullhorn while wearing the Nazi flag around his shoulders. The consequences for the 17-year-old’s actions were swift: He lost his job and is now worried that his parents might lose their jobs too. Blood says his family is ashamed of him.
And just last week, Natalie Martinez, of Georgia State University, was suspended from the school’s soccer team and left school after using the N-word and racist remarks on her Finsta page.
The School’s Response
Spencer Brown’s school, Appalachian State, issued a statement on Monday about the racist remarks saying that the player had been suspended indefinitely for the “derogatory and offensive” remarks.
“After yesterday’s men’s tennis match, an Appalachian State student-athlete engaged in behavior that was derogatory and offensive,” Appalachian State said in their release. “This student-athlete has been suspended indefinitely from the team, effective immediately, for violating the student-athlete discipline policy.”