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Boner Fight for October 8, 2020

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Boner Candidate #1: HOME GROWN UTAH RACISM #1

(KUTV) — Some racist remarks aimed at a high school student in southern Utah are pushing parents, students and coaches to take action. They’re coming together in an effort to end racism. Kean Webb, a sophomore at Dixie High School in St. George, said as one recent example, a kid in the hallway called him a “cotton picker.” That’s one of them that really bothered me,” he said. “I didn’t even know the kid.” His mother, Michelle Webb, said she was hurt to hear what happened when Kean wore an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt, a reference to George Floyd, whose death energized the current civil rights movement. “He was called a ‘terrorist,’” she said, “and other kids said, ‘Take off the T-shirt, you’re a terrorist’ or ‘you hate police officers.’”

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Boner Candidate #2: HOME GROWN UTAH RACISM #2

WEST JORDAN, Utah — An employee at Copper Hills High School has been removed from her position and placed on leave after she posted a photo of herself in blackface to social media. The employee, who uses the name Megan Nichole on Instagram, is a daycare assistant at the school. Megan posted the shot of her in blackface with the caption “No politics. No covid. No negativity. Post a picture of something black from your camera roll. The more random, the better! I’ll give you a color for your own page!” The school, along with the Jordan School District, was informed of the photo from tips sent to officials. Megan was immediately removed from her job as an investigation continues into the picture.

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