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HISD investigating racial slurs allegedly used at baseball game

Witnesses declare Bellaire’s workforce used offensive language and gestures in a game towards Westbury.

HOUSTON, Texas — Many say the motion on Westbury High School‘s discipline final Friday included greater than baseball.

Shortstop Kevin Ramirez claims he was amongst these on the receiving finish of racially insensitive remarks from Bellaire High School’s bench.

“I was focused on playing good, right?” said Ramirez.  “And then we started hearing some statements about racism.”

Multiple witnesses informed us Bellaire’s workforce, which features a numerous lineup itself, used slurs and gestures towards Westbury’s Black pitcher and his Hispanic teammates.

Ramirez mentioned, at one level, he was informed “this is baseball, not soccer.”

“When the game was over, they started an argument after the game,” mentioned Ramirez.  “I’m simply feeling, like, nervous, each game after that.”

In a press release, Houston ISD mentioned it’s within the technique of investigating what occurred throughout and after final Friday’s game.

“We take all of the allegations seriously and when the investigation is completed the school district will take appropriate action to ensure our students and staff have access to a safe environment,” the assertion added.

This investigation comes weeks after HISD launched a separate investigation involving Bellaire’s baseball coach over alleged discrimination.

That was not substantiated.

However, in accordance with an inside memo, he was discovered to have violated district coverage by dismissing issues of racial slurs made by gamers.

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