Racial Chants Erupt at Basketball Game Between Two Catholic Schools

CBS Chicago, February 29, 2016

School officials at two northwest Indiana schools are investigating what appears to be racially motivated chants at a basketball game.


Chants of “Si se puede!”–Spanish for “Yes we can!”–erupted from the super fan section of Bishop Noll Institute, a predominantly Latino school in Hammond, Ind. They responded to what spectator Ashley Howard calls a very racist exchange started by rival team Andrean High School.

She says the chants included “Build a wall!” and “Please speak English! No comprende!”


An Andrean student holds this poster with the face of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. A sign says “ESPN DEPORTES.”


In a statement, both schools say this as a teaching and healing moment while adding the incident remains under investigation.


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