A Macon, Georgia, football coach and trainer is under fire after posting several racist videos on social media.
The clips feature the man joking about getting someone to hunt and hang Black people in Atlanta, a city he implies has too many Black people in it.
Three videos of Mark Taylor, the owner of Speed Edge Sports, have been uploaded on social media and have gone viral.
In all of the clips, Taylor speaks casually about his disdain for African-Americans, despite many of the students he trains being people of color.
The University of Georgia alumnus appears in one video driving through downtown Atlanta on his way to his lodgings at the Omni Hotel, which adjoins CNN’s headquarters. While driving, he makes remarks about how the city has changed over the years.
“I ain’t seen a white person in sight. Homeless ones on the street,” he complained.
Continuing, “Every restaurant looking in here is Black. Every car beside them is Black. They can have Atlanta.”
He explains to someone named “Ro” that Atlanta used to be a “fun place,” but now, with such a heavily African-American liberal-leaning population, it’s a location he would rather not frequent.
Taylor then says, while driving down the street, “You and [unclear] need to come up here and go hunting. Ain’t nothing here. Ain’t nothing but Blacks. Atlanta done gone down.”
In a follow-up video, a car driven by a Black woman appears to cut him off in the street. Taylor gets so upset that he mentions it to his friend, Ro.
“Ro, look at this n##ger trying to pull out right in front of me right here,” he said, panning over to a young Black woman.
He rhetorically asks her from his car, “Do you see that tree right there?”
As he pans up to the tree on the side of the city street, “Ro will hang you from that tree.”
In the last video, he is filming from his hotel room. At first, the video seems harmless, with him bragging about the $129 UGA 2021 national championship jacket. However, it quickly became bigoted and soured with racist banter about getting a “redbone” prostitute and Atlanta being “n##ger town.”
“Room service,” he barked into the telephone. “I need you n##gers to bring me some chicken wings and two hoes: a redbone and a white girl.”
He explained, in the clip, he wanted the white girl for himself, but his friend Ro would like to “try the redbone.”
He explained his other friend [Bouf] was not interested in having relations with a “redbone” because he tried one before. He followed up by insinuating after Ro was through having sex with the light-skinned Black woman, he would throw her out of a 14th-floor window.
Before hanging up the phone, he said he wanted this experience at a “cheap rate” and said “Atlanta … Atlanta … N##ger town. Got me a nice new jacket though.”
Ironically, on his Facebook profile, Taylor paints himself as an upstanding Christian who selflessly trains athletes, which he sees as a ministry to God.
The Georgia High School Association’s six times Track Coach of the Year and former defensive back for the University of Georgia boasts about his accomplishments in his Twitter bio. He says has coached over 60 athletes in Division I schools and 16 of his students have made it to the NFL as players.
Still, many were not surprised that he said the things in the video.
“So one of the local coaches in the area, that we knew was racist, finally got caught being a full-blown racist that WE knew he was,” Gamer Decardo tweeted.
One Twitter user said he heard the trainer was going through a divorce with his wife, and she leaked the video.
Some responses on social media believe he will soon hire a publicist to help him salvage his career.
“He’ll be checking himself into rehab later today and will release a statement about how his recent addiction has caused him to step out of his character and exhibit behavior that does not reflect his true feelings and that he loves his grandchild wholeheartedly,” one person said, referencing his biracial grandchild.
Another person commented, “Wait for the… I had a bad reaction to my meds… I was high… I have an addiction… I have Black people in my family blah blah blah.”
This is not the first controversy Taylor has been a part of over the past 20 years.
According to Macon Telegraph, in 2007, the former Northside Middle School seventh-grade science teacher and former Warner Robins High School track and field coach was found guilty of stalking a woman. He was sentenced to probation in 2009.
Taylor was already convicted of domestic violence and for making harassing phone calls to his ex-wife and was previously on probation for interfering with witnesses by intimidating his former fiancée. These convictions overlapped, causing one probation to be revoked and Taylor to be sent to prison, where he stayed until 2012.
His probation was partially lifted in 2016 by Chief Judge George Nunn and fulfilled by 2017.
Atlanta Black Star reached out to Taylor regarding the recent videos but has not received a reply.
23 thoughts on “‘I Ain’t See a White Person In Sight’: Football Coach Known to Work with Black Athletes Rants About Hanging Black People, Refers to Atlanta As ‘N***R Town’ In Bizarre Videos”
The biracial kid is his great nephew, Hemi. He is not divorced yet. He is going thru a divorce, and he is treating her the same way has he did his previous ones. She is afraid of him. She is a realtor and he is trying to demolish her license. Mark’s father is the former pastor at Green Acres Baptist Church in Warner Robins. His father baptized me. There are other alleged videos with him using racial slurs.
This closet bigot is finally out in the open. Working at a educational institution no less, FIRE this country ass racist and never allow him or his kind in any school again … UGA had better divest itself from this bigot before his shit splatters on them ..
D I S C R A C E F U L
There’s no hate like Christian “love”.
Among all the disturbing facets of this little gem, let’s not ignore that a former middle-school educator is quoted as saying “I ain’t seen a white person in sight. Homeless ones on the street, Every restaurant looking in here is Black.
Wow. I wonder who read and interpreted his student’s term papers for him.
THE SILLIEST PART IS
HE JUST “HUNG”
HIS DAMN SELF🥴😭
This guy DID NOT play football at UGA. He claims he did but he did not.
His drug use bring his true feelings out fire this man and black people don’t send your kids to him no more he is a racist pig
So he is a convicted felon and domestic abuser, and he is carrying a gun? Yer, he is going back to prison!
These were words from the heart. I would keep an eye on this heehaww. Where is his facility where he coaches and trains athletes? Put his ass on blast in his local area. Make his info public, his email, his phone number, his address so some of them niggas he talking about can show up at his door step
But thank you coach for speaking your truth
Just because a White person has Black friends, trains Black athletes, posts photo ops with Black people and that White person states they care about you as an individual Black person doesn’t mean they care about Black people as a group! Keep in mind that inter-group behavior is regulated by the power structure of their race. White people do not make policy for individual Black people. They make policy for the whole race! Intergroup relationships are based on a power dynamic that does not yield to your personal, emotional relationship to a white person. Do not confuse your personal relationship relationships with the relationships between groups. Do not always assume that the dynamics that determine your personal relationships are the same dynamics that can be used for groups. That’s a serious error!
It’s one thing to say the N-Word… It’s a whole ‘nother to go full lynch mob. He’s got it in his soul. Black kids are nothing, but dollar signs to him.
He’s built his career off of his ability and the rest of them can… well, you know.
Through a dozen different videos, even going as far as showing his face and laughing, he meant everything that he said from the bottom of his heart. He can try to remedy the situation and apologize but we all know that deep down, he is a racist pos and nothing will change that. Glad he’s getting the recognition he deserves
I had a white friend who was a like a brother to me until I caught him Red-handed talking that racist sh.t! in front of his white friends. We had been friends since 1993, I was Done with him. This was in 2016, This MFer is still trying to APOLOGIZE to me and be my friend but I told him F/U, you know what you SAID and you know what you MEANT! It’s 2023 and the MFer is still apologizing trying to be my friend. I told him that a leopard will never change his spots and to F.CK Himself. When my other Black friends Hated him, I always spoke up for his Sorry Ass. But I found out the Hard Way. You try to be Kind and forgiving to a person who is your friend and you find out the Hard way, he is a RACIST POS! In this case, I can’t forgive this SOB because he knew BETTER! He knew what he was doing and he knew what he said!! THIS MAN IS A STONE COLD RACIST!! WHAT HE SAID IS IRREPREHENSIBLE! AND HE HAD THE NERVE TO BE WEARING A GARMENT WITH THE NFL SHIELD ON IT! IN CASE HE DIDN’T KNOW THE NFL IS 70% BLACK
Well, it all comes out in the wash. White people still don’t know Black People made America. Until, we make changes for them America will continue to go down. They, have no control and fear that we are going to take over America. The reason for their guns. They want to kill us all. Watch your back and protect your families.
Former Atlantan, keep your hatred focused on those who deserve instead of aiming at all white people… we’re not all racist pieces of sh*t like that guy.
Of course we know that all white people are not racist just like we know all black people do not hate all white people.
What is hard for black peoples is being able to identify and steer clear of those who hate us simply because we are breathing while black. Being a racist towards a group as opposed to toward an individual only means that you tolerate what you hate when it is profitable. It still is abhorrent. Glad he was outed. I am amazed that $ am make you grin at what you hate
I am not a bit surprised at what he is saying.I don’t care how many black players he coach.As long as they run up and down the field for HIM he act like he care about themIThis go the same for the NFL and NBA.These coaches and owners LOVE them when they play ball.This coach is a racist piece of trash!!! I hope he lose everything. There is no need for him to give a fake ass apology.
I am so sick of this inbred filthy WHYTE TRASH and the closeted racist is the worst kind with his uneducated trailer trash voice.
Glad it came out. I appreciate whe they show who they are and off course it’s not all white people. Please don’t come up that weak apology. He meant every word
Hmmm….I guess he should identify as being African American and that would make it ok. Since they talk trash like this all the time.
This being made public is validating to every Black student who knew they were being mistreated by a teacher, faculty, coach or other staff and it was either dismissed or they didn’t bother reporting because of their powerlessness to accuse a teacher of being racist and expect action, much less protection from racists being hired in the first place.
What this also does is expose how normal anti-black racism is within institutions. That a person can make their career on the cash crop that black talent is while harboring pure hatred- and convince everyone within HR and management that he is a fair, reasonable, safe person to coach students.
I hope the residents of that city and former students make it rain lawsuits on this guy. I also hope any cold case unexplained deaths of Black people get a fresh look. Casual jokes about lynching people aren’t benign.
Oh- and the wife who is supposedly leaking the videos from his iCloud while they’re going through divorce- she doesn’t get a pass. She fully knew this is who he was, loved every part of his personality and devoted herself to him- even knowing he owned a firearm and shouldn’t. She is implicated.
Yes he is racist that’s why as a black girl who is now 73 grew up in 1950 60s in small all white town I KNOW the nugget word monkey word every damn week I could not wait till I got old enough to move to Indianapolis which is racist as hell or Indiana period who gave my son 60 years inin Columbus indiana where PENCE grew up for beating his white girlfriend ass who loved BLACK men but for some reason they think our men run after them an them white girls chase black boys an men down the street the love OUR BEAUTIFUL BLACK MEN TRUE MEN .
Get over it