On February 7th at Walnut Hills Senior night the girls Loveland and Walnut Hills took a stand against racism. During the National Anthem the teams locked arms and held hands as a stand against the February 2nd game where a person yelled racist insults. The coaches had decided to show unity at their game and decided on this.
You have to give the team credit for doing something as good as this, both the coaches have said they are in unique situations. Loveland’s coach Darnell Parker is a black man coaching a team that is mostly white. Where Walnut Hills coach Adam Lazar is a white male coaching a mostly black team. After the game both coaches left the game proud of what they did and what their team did, as they should be. Darnell Parker said “You can’t solve problems with division. You solve problems by coming together and uniting.” At times like this where people think it’s hilarious to be insulting to people because of the color of their skin people need to hear that.
A lot of coaches think they are only supposed to teach on the court but not off. Which is wrong the whole point of a team is to stand up for each other and to have their back. Not just to pass so they can score. Darnell and Adam decided they wanted to teach their girls more than basketball. They want to teach them what is right and what is wrong. That you can’t be mean to somebody just because of skin color, because they might be the nicest person you will ever meet. Hopefully other teams will follow this lead and have all players come together because the National Anthem is suppose to honor this country not tear it apart. The idea of both teams together should have been thought of long before this. We all live in one country but one race is shot down because of the color of their skin.
This world needs more people who will do something like this. To open up peoples eyes so they realize what is coming out of their mouth. A lot of people think it is funny to yell out racial slurs or to constantly make jokes about it. Sooner rather than later they will find out that it won’t make them cool. Why is all of a sudden racial slurs are coming back this strong? Have the people that are yelling this stuff probably don’t even know what it means. So good job Darnell Parker and Adam Lazar for thinking of an idea to show unity and to teach your girls what being an actual person is about.