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Black Female Student-Athlete Discriminated Against by Teammates

Shannon Rice, Hendersonville High School student.

Shannon Rice, Hendersonville High School student.

A Hendersonville, Tenn., mother is suing the Sumner County Schools after allegations of racism at a mid-state high school, saying the school system did not do enough to prevent verbal abuse against her daughter.

Wanda Rice is the mother of former Hendersonville High School student Shannon Rice – a Black student who was on the girls’ basketball team earlier this year.

Rice says her daughter was verbally abused, shoved and insulted by her fellow teammates because she is Black.

A lawsuit, set to be filed Tuesday, claims teammates called Shannon the N-word several times while on the team, and they even joked that the locker rooms “smelled like Black people” when she or another African-American teammate were in it.

The lawsuit says even coaches who heard the taunting laughed along with the students at times.

Rice says she sent a complaint letter to the director of Sumner County schools in February, and a response indicated an investigation would be started, but Rice says that was last she’s heard of it.

“As a parent it’s very shocking, as my daughter is recounting a story of where she had to endure her teammates — who are supposed to be a family,” Rice said. “They say ‘we’re like a family,’ well, family doesn’t do that to you.”

Shannon Rice left Hendersonville High and is now being homeschooled.

This is the second such discrimination case involving similar incidents with the Hendersonville High School girls’ basketball team.

In response to the first case, the Sumner County Schools said they followed their policies and procedures and they deny the allegations against them.

The school system said it was too early to comment on Rice’s lawsuit.



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15 thoughts on “Black Female Student-Athlete Discriminated Against by Teammates

  1. EducationAdvocate Eeinna Akers says:

    She needs to put her right back in school and CATCH their racist comments on TAPE! #Savages

  2. Farntella Graham says:

    you know, they say that the white race comes from Black people. I never want to believe this. what I do know, is that Black people did commit a catastrophic sin which has brought us to this pass in human history. Perhaps the "making" of the white race was it. it is said in highly learned and knowledgable circles that all the races of man come from the Black race.

  3. Donald Berry says:

    Yes and some advanced, some didn't. Check out Haiti, or most countries in Africa, the ones with NO whites living in them.

  4. Farntella Graham says:

    Donald Berry you think you live in an advanced civilization? you really believe that?

  5. Donald Berry says:

    Of course, running water, elec., heat in winter, medical if needed, the internet we are on now, food, ETC. comes in handy. Who needs all that, when I could be living in Zimbabwe in a hut made out of sticks and elephant poop waiting on the UN convoys to come feed me.

  6. Farntella Graham says:

    Donald Berry is that how you think african people are living? you think the white man created all the things you list in your comments? the Black man has created many things for which the white man takes his credit. your people have been completly discredited.

  7. Donald Berry says:

    Yeah right, more natural resourse in Africa than any other place on earth and they can't make anything to trade (export), PS. gold and diamonds are just trinkets. Take the evil White man totally out of Africa and go back 2 years later and see the results when blacks are left alone…Detroit ring a bell?

  8. Farntella Graham says:

    Donald Berry you can keep your poison food and water. you can keep your capitalistic enconomy where there is no morality, where you will sell other human beings for a profit. africa is on the mend and on the rise at the same time european -white countries have negative growth. self praise is no recommendation. the facts speak for themselves as for your so-called civilization. your culture is pathetic. your economy is disgusting. lets go back to the gold standard, then lets talk about the "trinkets". africa is mankinds last chance. we do not want to copy your system. you can keep that. detroit was mismanaged by arrogant people like you. Black people did not make the decisions that put detroit at the place it is today.

  9. Donald Berry says:

    @ Steven Moore…Wow, you sure are clever with words, to bad none of what you said is true. Murder, rape, pedophile, in fact of ALL the violint crime in the USA the blacks is by far over represent by the 13% of the population they are and in many cases they score 75% with many White victims. In just Chicago last weekend over 80 shootings, 14 dead, ALL by blacks. As far as Whites being "evil", many blacks worldwide are risking their lives flocking to be among us evil people……. I suggest you read this then let me know, scroll down…NEWNATION.ORG

  10. If you were interested in anything but trying to perpetuate this supremist image you would know that ALL the Liberal Arts and Sciences were created by Blacks. Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, Arithmatic and Geometry, Music and Astronomy. Africans were reading the constellation in the 5th millennium BCE. You think a Roman or a Greek did that? Arrogance and ignorance. And I am from the planet Earth. Secondly chattel slavery is what I am talking about. Not pawn ship or servitude which is what was practiced in Africa. SO NO big brain, Blacks did NOT invent slavery. The barbaric practice of chattel slavery was started with Arabs and whites took it a step further to specify race. Why should you feel guilty well because your fucking ancestors knew it was wrong and did it anyway. And now you an offspring reap the benefits of a nation that was built on the backs of slaves. You and take advantage of the 400 year head start that your ancestors gave you as reason to denigrate the very people you got rich off of. Of course I don't expect you to feel guilty. You have to have a conscience to do that. Oh yeah read another book, yes he was black man but he had no slaves; they were indentured servants, who had the opportunity to work off what they owed or until their sentence of servitude was over. Typical, you want everyone to be a part of the phuckery so as to deflect blame. And do you really want to compare black on white crime to white on black. Cops kill innocent kids daily and get away with it, Innocent Black people are killed everyday by the police and by short dick racists with guns. Fuck your one example, I have about a thousand.

  11. Donald Berry says:

    I have 10's of thousands of the reverse, one Travyon Martin (self defence) national news for years, 60,000 a year of black on White violent crimes hardly mentioned on the liberal black ass kissing main stream news. Black Africa hasn't invented anything of importance, even clothes. I see "kids" in Africa wearing UN (code name for WHITE) donated clothes on documentries, one once even showed the proud King of some tribe in Africa proudly wearing a tee shirt.."David Duke for President". "The Gods Must Be Crazy", yeah, more like the "toofs". You sure cuss a lot and talk about "dicks", seems you don't like hearing the obvious.

  12. Donald Berry says:

    Even by what you just said 07% of blacks will commit a crime that means 2,800,000 crimes of blacks (most on Whites), unless you meant only .7%, that is only 280,000, yes that is acceptable to you. If Whites (Not Mexicans encluded) commited crimes at the same rate the Whites there would be 14,000,000 a year, or 1,400,000 a year, like that happens? I agree blacks invented language and should be proud, hell in just Zimbabwe alone they have over 200 languages, only problem is if move to next village 5 miles away have to master a whole system of grunts and gestures. WOW hit a nerve with you…PS, not every White man in the USA is named "Ben Dover".

  13. Donald Berry says:

    @ Stephon…By the way Dick Lick I too could use nasty words but I find saying the truth is more effective but of course you can't handle that, go eat bugs and live on a vine somewhere in Africa and get back to me about the evil White man is. You fucking leach moron.

  14. Farntella Graham says:

    why we got to keep fighting with these people?

  15. Mike Forester says:

    I always say racism is European invention–an invention formulated out of fear of genetic annihilation.

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