Group of Native American spectators claimed they were segregated at a basketball game in Queen Creek, AZ.
12 News, Nico Santos Reported:
QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. – It was supposed to be a fun time at a high school basketball game, but it turned into a tense evening after some people say school staff, and even law enforcement, were racially segregating six Native American families.
One witness said she’ll never forget the slurs she heard Tuesday night at American Leadership Academy.
“The guy behind me says, ‘This isn’t Jungle Ball. Go back to the jungle where you came from,’” said Chasity Fall, explaining she heard someone in the crowd make the derogatory comment about a black student on the team.
Fall said that was only the beginning.
She was there rooting for the visiting team, Globe High School.
She says the athletic director got involved, asking people to change where they were seated.
“He goes, ‘We’re asking everybody to move over there — all you guys. You guys!’ … pointing to us,” Fall said. “Never once did he say ‘Globe Tiger fans,’ or never once did he say ‘Patriots fans.'”
Fall said she was part of six families — all Native American — who were asked to move to the other side of court.
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