Keep Hate Out of Our School Sports

To the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA):

I am concerned about hateful and racist comments and actions at athletic events governed by your organization. All students deserve to feel safe and welcome when they compete.

Please take action to address these incidents by:

  1. collecting data specifically on racist incidents;
  2. ensuring penalties are applied to teams that repeatedly participate in this conduct; and
  3. establishing a public complaint process for people who witness concerning behavior at athletic events, such as parents or guardians.

Our community has shown incredible support to students targeted by these hateful comments, but we don’t want it to stop there. We want to make it clear that hate has no home in our state.

Please establish these basic safeguards to protect the rights of all students.