WATCH: Saline football player gives powerful anti-racism statement

High school students accused of making racist Snapchat posts

“There were three other black kids in the chat, speaking for them,” football player Karamba Kaba said. Watch his speech in front of Saline School Board members here.
“There were three other black kids in the chat, speaking for them,” football player Karamba Kaba said. Watch his speech in front of Saline School Board members here.

SALINE, Mich. – Parents and students packed Tuesday night’s Saline School Board meeting to stand together against racist comments that were posted on social media.

On Sunday, black football players in Saline were called racial slurs on the picture and text messaging app Snapchat. Comments were also made about white supremacy.

Some people spoke at the meeting, and the support was overwhelmingly for the students who were targeted online.

“There were three other black kids in the chat, speaking for them,” football player Karamba Kaba said.

  • Watch Kaba’s full statement above.

Kaba said he couldn’t believe what his own teammates were saying online.

“You want this school to be diverse, it’s funny to me, and funny to black kids 'cause how is the school going to be diverse if students call us the n-word?” he said.

The district recently introduced a diversity, equity and inclusion committee.

Kaba finished his speech to a standing ovation.


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