Let the ridiculous "race" argument die already. Alta is not any more
racist than any other school is. Let the boys play football, and let this thing
be put to rest. Go into any school in Utah and there is racism and intolerance.
It does not mean that the actions of 2-3 individuals represent the whole school
and community. I am so tired of hearing/reading about it!
It lists the official schools on the web page as Red and Black. I guess white
and silver have been used as accent colors.
I am whole-heartedly opposed to racism of any kind. But current society's need
to become offended at the slightest reference of black and white is ridiculous.
Political correctness needs to stop to a point and call things what they truly
are starting with newspapers, schools, government. If you are gay, call them
gay. If you are white, call them white. If you are black, call them black. If
you are a lesbian, call them lesbian. If you are Muslim, call them Muslim. Who
will we offend? We know what we are.
Just remember the Alta will be black and blue after the Bingham game.
The incident in question was really exceptionally stupid. Racist or not, it was
wrong. How easy it is for people living in the vast majority, who never feel
uncomfortable or singled out because of skin to say nobody should worry about
racism or people shouldn't be so sensitive. The majority has been saying just
that for decades and thank goodness some people of all races aren't willing to
sit and let things be.Tradition is a poor excuse to make some people
feel picked on.
Thats great , so hows Alta going to be?
Interesting that Alta will be playing Crenshaw HS this year, an inner city
school which is the current CIF LA City Section D1 champion.Good luck
Alta, represent Utah well.
Some times a color is just a color.Every school has some kind of
Black & White game.The colors they use mean nothing but the
colors of the school.Please keep the two issues apart.
Looks like the columnist of the article doesn't know his history. Black hoods
and red hoods with eye holes cut unto them would STILL signify KKK. If my children ever tried to wear something like that, especially just because
they thought it was funny, they would be punished so seriously that they would
never wonder again if it was okay or not okay.
This is a joke. Just leave the name of the game, it has nothing to do with race
unless you make it about that.
this Dr. Doty sounds like an oversensitive attention seeker. Talk about
overblowing a situation for personal attention, "look at me, I'm the
super-administrator"....give it up Doty, you've already lost a ton of
respect from the parents in the Canyons district, why make such a big deal about
this? Nobody had said anything about it until Doty showed up at the school and
started yelling like a child about it....unbelievable.
Offensive players wear white jerseys and defensive players wear black
jerseys...hence, "Black & White". The football coaches, players
and Alta administration are probably more aware than anybody else how
scrutinized they will be this year. If there was even a hint of an idea that
this could be linked to racism or offending anyone, they would have changed the
name. The head of the district is just proving how ludicrous society has gotten
about "political correctness." Teaching tolerance, teaching
acceptance, understanding history, and how difficult it has been for some people
to feel accepted in this country, is important for all of us to recognize and
acknowledge. But pulling posters down and making an issue out of something that
WAS NOT even there is pure stupidity on the part of the district guy. It is
only exacerbating a past issue.Go Alta! Enjoy the year! Hopefully this
year the coaches can just coach and the players can just play.
District-Doty-Dude, settle down!
Give me a "H"!Give me a "A"!Give me a
"W"!Give me a "K"!Give me a "K"!Give me a "K"!Give me a "S"!