WNBA Players Support Students Suspended For BLM Shirts
WNBA players rallied behind two Florida high school basketball players after their school suspended them for one game on Thursday (Dec. 10) for wearing Black Lives Matter shirts in warm up.
Khristina Williams of Girls Talk Sports TV identified the student athletes as Jordana Codio and Khadee Hession of American Heritage School in Boca Delray.
They reportedly wore the shirts in response to a student who allegedly posted a racial slur in a virtual class chat weeks ago but was not punished by school officials, according to Williams.
Indiana Fever guard Erica Wheeler took to social media to stand in solidarity with the suspended players.
“Keep standing for what you believe in @khadeehession! @americanheritagebocadelray this how you treat black athletes?” Wheeler wrote.
The Washington Mystics’ Natasha Cloud also spoke out in support of the teens.
“The administration that tried to silence these athletes by canceling games because of a BLM t-shirt should be dismissed,” adding, “Institutional racism is alive and thriving still in our education system.”