Chron- Members of the Atascocita High School band are facing allegations of "racial insensitivity" for a gift basket full of candy and fruit they presented to a rival band on Friday during a varsity football game.
The gift exchange is a tradition between Atascocita and Summer Creek High School, both in Humble ISD, according to a statement issued by the district. The Halloween-decorated gift basket contained candy, a watermelon, a coconut, a pineapple and watermelon gum.
"Today, school administrators conducted an investigation and after considering the totality of the circumstances, determined that the gift was inappropriate and lacked good sportsman ship," the district said. "Atascocita High School will not tolerate racial insensitivity."
The district did not respond when asked what in the gift basket raised alarms of racism.
Upset city baby. The fucking BAND were the ones that handed over a racist gift basket?! I would have thought the players, maybe the fans, hell, even the coaches or the teachers would be more likely to pull a prejudice stunt before the band. It's good to see they are finally getting into the competitive spirit. Putting down their trumpets and picking up some steroptypical black foods for the predominantly African American competition. That's how real, school-wide rivalries are formed.
Quick question, what was the opposing band's instant reaction to this gift basket? I am going to go out on a limb and say that before anyone starting crying about racism there was one tuba player that was like "yo, watermelon gum!". That's all you need to know about this story. Were the contents of the gift basket a little off color (no pun intended)? Yes, they were. Were the contents of the gift basket well suited for the recipient? Yes, they absolutely were. If you are unquestionably going to offend a group black people then you might as well give them something they enjoy in the process, no? Nothing worse than getting a shitty gift you have no use for. That's why you got to play the odds. If you were doing a gift exchange at work and you got the bitchy old white lady in the corner cube you would probably buy her a coffee mug. You don't have to know if she drinks coffee or not. She probably does, and she probably wouldn't mind a new mug. Maybe this particular black band doesn't like candy and coconuts, but they probably fucking do. I'll bet you if the Atascocita band asked for their gift basket back that shit would be empty as fuck. Don't tell me you can't present black people with watermelon when that watermelon was probably gone before the end of the first half. Can't we let their generosity balance out their discrimination? Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, even if that horse is a racist piece shit....