River Valley High School football players out for remainder of season after racist video


Several Yuba City High School college football players are out for the rest of the season after a video of them acting at a slave auction surfaced. Because there aren’t enough players now, the varsity team will also lose the rest of the season. can distinguish between intent and impact,” the Yuba City Unified School District said in a statement. “They may have thought this skit was funny, but it’s not; it is unacceptable and forces us to honestly and deeply examine issues of systemic racism.” River Valley High School’s varsity game on Friday was called off when the district first announced it was investigating the video. school district said it received a copy of the recording showing members of the River Valley High School football team playing “wrongdoing” contemplating this terrible act without the slightest consideration that this action is hateful and hurtful” , Superintendent Doreen Osumi said in a statement to KCRA 3. “They may say it was a joke and they meant no harm, but the fact is isn’t just harmful, it’s shameful. KCRA 3 obtained a copy of the video which has since been deleted. It shows about a dozen students pointing and shouting dollar amounts at three black students standing in their underwear and leaning against a wall. “It really sucks . It’s 2022 and it’s still happening, and it sucks because it’s like we’re showing the other generations that are coming that it’s okay, when it’s not. This is not correct,” said Cassandra Munoz, a former River Valley student. The district said it was investigating the players involved. Osumi offered “our support and sincere consideration for the humiliation and anger what it must cause.” In addition to Friday’s game against Woodcreek being canceled, the district is reportedly working with River Valley coaches on better training to “act with character and dignity at all times.” “They need guidance or something like that. We can help them, but it shouldn’t happen again,” a River Valley mother said as she picked up her sons from school. Woodcreek is now set to play Hiram Johnson on Friday, according to Maxpreps. The California Interscholastic Federation, which oversees high school sports, told KCRA 3 she supports River Valley and district administrators’ decision to “promptly correct” student misconduct.” Discrimination in any form or any disrespectful or demeaning act is unacceptable and does not conform to CIF principles,” a spokesperson said. This comes after another area high school football team canceled games due to off-field behavior. The Amador High School team is out for the remainder of the season following what the district called an “inappropriate group thread. KCRA 3 was unable to independently confirm the content of the thread. of records ussion.

Several Yuba City High School college football players are out for the rest of the season after a video of them acting at a slave auction surfaced. Because there aren’t enough players now, the varsity team will also lose the rest of the season.

“Re-enacting a slave sale as a prank tells us that we have a lot of work to do with our students so they can distinguish between intent and impact,” the Yuba City Unified School District said. in a press release. “They may have thought this skit was funny, but it’s not; it’s unacceptable and forces us to look honestly and deeply at issues of systemic racism.”

On Friday, River Valley High School’s varsity game was canceled when the district first announced it was investigating the video. The school district said it received a copy of the tape showing members of the River Valley High School football team acting out “wrongdoing.”

“The recording clearly demonstrates that this situation was orchestrated and organized, which underscores my concern that students have spent time contemplating this terrible act without the slightest consideration that this action is hateful and hurtful,” Superintendent Doreen said. Osumi in a statement to KCRA 3. “They may claim it was a joke and they meant no harm, but the fact is that it’s not just harmful, it’s shameful.

KCRA 3 obtained a copy of the video which has since been deleted. It shows a dozen college students pointing and shouting dollar amounts at three black students standing in their underwear and against a wall.

“It really sucks. It’s 2022 and it’s still happening, and it sucks because it’s like we’re showing the other generations that are coming that it’s okay, when it’s not. It’s not okay,” said Cassandra Munoz, a former River Valley student.

The district said it is investigating the players involved. Osumi offered “our sincere support and consideration for the humiliation and anger this must cause.”

She said that in addition to Friday’s game against Woodcreek being canceled, the district will work with River Valley coaches on better training to “act with character and dignity at all times.”

“They need advice or something like that. We can help them, but it shouldn’t happen again,” said a mother from River Valley, picking up her sons from school.

Woodcreek is now set to face Hiram Johnson on Friday, according to Maxpreps.

The California Interscholastic Federation, which oversees high school sports, told KCRA 3 it supports the decision of River Valley and district administrators to “promptly correct” student misconduct.

“Discrimination in any form or any act that is disrespectful or degrading is unacceptable and does not comply with the principles of CIF,” a spokesperson said.

It comes after another area high school football team canceled games due to off-field behavior.

The Amador High School team is out for the remainder of the season following what the district called an “inappropriate group thread.”

KCRA 3 was unable to independently confirm the contents of the thread.


Correction (September 30, 2022): An earlier version of this story misrepresented the county where River Valley High is located.

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