Parents Want School Districts To Take Action After Racial Slur Incident On Tennis Court

Sep 1, 2020

The parents of an Ann Arbor Skyline High School student, who was called a racial slur during a school tennis match with Saline High School last week, say more needs to be done to address racism at local school districts.  

Courtney Allen Nathan says districts like Ann Arbor Public Schools and Saline Area Schools should not ignore when students exhibit racist behavior towards other students.  Allen Nathan says a tennis player from Saline used a derogatory term to refer to African-Americans.  She wants the tennis player to apologize to her son. 

Courtney Allen Nathan: I don’t think that he should be able to play on sports team, in a school system.

In a joint written statement, both Saline and Ann Arbor Schools said that they stand strongly against any and all acts of bias, bigotry and racism.  No word yet if the Saline student will be punished for his actions.

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