Randy Hollis: A lot of gray areas about Alta's Black & White Game

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  • Pay Dirt Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 9, 2011 9:10 a.m.

    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"!

  • SpeakinOut Sandy, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    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!

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 1:48 p.m.

    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.

  • jazzer St. George, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 12:26 p.m.

    This is a joke. Just leave the name of the game, it has nothing to do with race unless you make it about that.

  • travelgal1983 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 7:24 a.m.

    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.

  • Just my opinion Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    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.

  • ironrod Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 8:27 p.m.

    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.

  • play hard Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    Thats great , so hows Alta going to be?

  • Not So Fast Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 1:00 p.m.

    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.

  • Ldsfan South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 8:21 a.m.

    Just remember the Alta will be black and blue after the Bingham game.

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 8:19 a.m.

    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.

  • RaininTime Orem, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 12:02 a.m.

    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.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Aug. 6, 2011 10:31 p.m.

    It lists the official schools on the web page as Red and Black. I guess white and silver have been used as accent colors.

  • Proud to be American West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 6, 2011 8:45 p.m.

    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!