Black Student Athlete Transfers Out Of NYC Prep School After Racist Comment From School Athletic Director

A star student-athlete and his mother quickly pulled him from a NYC prep school and transferred him to a public school after a racist comment was made by the school’s assistant athletic director, WPIX-TV reports.

Tony Humphrey, 16, is a talented baseball player at Iona Preparatory School, located in New Rochelle, New York. The teen was questioned by the assistant AD about his decision to take on track & field.

“He comes up to me and asked why I was doing track,” Humphrey stated.

“It never hurts to gain speed,” Humphrey’s replied. It was then the administrator replied that he “gained that speed by running from the police.”

“That was racist. There was no reason for him to say that,” he said.

Humphrey’s informed his mother of the incident that occured at Iona Prep and they made the decision for him to transfer to a public school nearby their home.

“I decided to leave, because of my current situation, as I’m already going to [college]. I don’t feel like I have to stay at a program where they’re going to look at me different, or feel uncomfortable at a place I have to go to Monday through Friday.”

This was not the first occasion that Humphrey has dealt with racism at the Prep school, as he makes mention of school officials ignoring previous experiences.

“There were other instances of racism during my freshman year,” he said. “I took it up with the dean, I took it up with the higher ups, and nothing happened to the other student.”

On Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 23), dozens of Iona Prep students staged a walkout in response to the anger they felt about the A.D. ‘s actions.

According to Euroweb, a letter was sent out to parents by school president, Brother Thomas R. Leto. He stated that the man’s actions is “behavior that Iona Preparatory does not condone for its students and will accept from its faculty and staff.”

Leto also made mention that the A.D. resigned.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -
TRENDING NOW

Bullets Now Sold in Vending Machines Across 3 Southern States

A Texas-based company, American Rounds, has sparked significant controversy by installing automated bullets and ammunition vending machines in select grocery stores across three Southern...

Simone Biles clinches her ninth all-around national title at the US Gymnastics Championships, setting a new record

Biles recorded a record-breaking victory on Sunday leading up to the 2024 Paris Olympics next month

Cowboys legend Larry Allen, who dominated the NFL, dies at 52, team says

The Cowboys statement said Allen, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, died suddenly while on vacation in Mexico on Sunday.

Florida Deputy Fired After Fatal Shooting of U.S. Airman Following Sheriff’s Probe

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday the termination of Deputy Eddie Duran, the Florida sheriff's deputy involved in the fatal shooting of U.S....

Police Identify Suspect in Reckless Gunfire Incident Resulting in 1 Death and 8 Injuries

A suspect has been apprehended in connection with a mass shooting incident in South Dallas, where multiple shots were allegedly fired into the air,...
- Advertisement -
LATEST NEWS

Bullets Now Sold in Vending Machines Across 3 Southern States

A Texas-based company, American Rounds, has sparked significant controversy by installing automated bullets and ammunition vending machines in select grocery stores across three Southern...

Simone Biles clinches her ninth all-around national title at the US Gymnastics Championships, setting a new record

Biles recorded a record-breaking victory on Sunday leading up to the 2024 Paris Olympics next month

Cowboys legend Larry Allen, who dominated the NFL, dies at 52, team says

The Cowboys statement said Allen, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, died suddenly while on vacation in Mexico on Sunday.

Florida Deputy Fired After Fatal Shooting of U.S. Airman Following Sheriff’s Probe

Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday the termination of Deputy Eddie Duran, the Florida sheriff's deputy involved in the fatal shooting of U.S....

Police Identify Suspect in Reckless Gunfire Incident Resulting in 1 Death and 8 Injuries

A suspect has been apprehended in connection with a mass shooting incident in South Dallas, where multiple shots were allegedly fired into the air,...

Senate Moves Forward with Ukraine Aid, Israel Funding, and TikTok Ban

The Senate voted to advance a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine and potential TikTok ban, with a final vote expected soon. The package...

Your #1 source for Top News, Dallas, Culture and Social Justice.

Subscribe For UpnUpNews Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

© 2024 UpnUpNews. All rights reserved.