All the players left on the team are African-American.
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Sounds to me like the coach made his cuts with the idea of booting the 'street ballers' off the team, preferring players that could dribble, pass, run plays, shoot jumpers, play defense. Stuff like that. Just a guess on my part.
Apparently everyone who tried out for the team was black, so you can't fault the coach on a direct basis. Best I can figure it, getting rid of the 'street ballers' involved cutting the players who coincidentally looked like they were people 'of the streets', so to speak.
An all-black team with a white coach, and angry parents organized in a protest by their pastors might be a part of the explanation here?
I've read big time employment discrimination lawsuits where people say they were racially discriminated against. Employers counter back with, "But we have all sorts of [insert minority here] working for us!" Then suing employee says, "Well, I was discriminated against specifically because of my hair" or something similar. That is supposed to explain why a minority can claim discrimination even when other minorities in similar positions were not discriminated against.
Sometimes they win. Usually they lose. In this basketball situation though it sounds like the accusers are off their rockers.
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