It was one of the most anticipated high school football games of the year – a Friday matchup between Lincoln High School and Cathedral Catholic, two of the top teams in the county.
The game won’t be played, though, after Lincoln coach David Dunn decided on Monday to cancel the game.
“It’s making a stand for equality, for all the players, for all of us as a whole,” said Dunn during a bi-weekly Coaches for Racial Equality Zoom call. “We’re just tired of being treated unfairly, unjust and thinking that it’s just going to be OK.”
In a statement released Monday, Dunn made it clear, the Lincoln High community is still feeling the effects of a racially charged incident last April.
Two offensive photos were posted on social media, one showing a Cathedral student wearing a shirt that said “Catholics vs Convicts III,” with a caption that read “We Run the City.”
The controversial slogan originated in the ’80’s during a fierce college rivalry between Notre Dame and the University of Miami.
“We were recently targeted again with an open display of racial profiling by Cathedra Catholic’s football team,” said Dunn in a written statement released Monday. “Cathedral Catholic demonstrated their inhumane attitudes against us.”
In May, Cathedral Catholic was sanctioned for the incident. Its football coach Sean Doyle was suspended for two games, and two students were suspended. The school also implemented a restorative-education program.
During Wednesday night’s virtual meeting, Dunn said he has a respectful relationship with Doyle, but it was clear Dunn feels the need for more attention to the issue.
“I don’t feel … we don’t feel the acts that were taken were genuine, even though their attempts to reach out, and I openly say that it wasn’t genuine from the beginning,” Dunn said.
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High school kids do stupid things. You move on. It wasn’t sanctioned by the school or anything.
He was afraid to lose
Coach Dunn made the right decision! Cathedral High should have dealt with this incident more directly.
Barney, I wonder, and it would have been helpful for Coach Dunn to elaborate, just what action Cathedral should have taken that would have satisfied him (and you), and to have done this last May when the second incident and the resulting sanctions occurred. That way some progress, or hope of progress, might have begun. Holding a grudge through November, if that is what it is, seems just a way of hitting back. And that may have been all he wanted to do. It is hard to see how this action does anything to bring healing. But then, I may be dead wrong, and if so, may this action give rise to the process of a true healing.
To liberals like Barney, the offender should have been executed without trial, the racial grievance game can never end….
Coach Dunn got his widdle feelings hurt, with an owie.
Some time back, decades ago, the local public high school football team played against Sacred heart High. In this game, the phs cheerleaders decided to cheer for Sacred Heart. Their cheer, repeated a half dozen times, was, “Sacred Heart Irish Team!”, which if you just look at the first letter of each word, was an insult. SH just played on, insults or not, through four quarters, with that cheer, S-H-I-T! ringing through the stadium. So coach Dunn, poor fellow, it might have been worse. Sorry you were so upset, and that it was all too much for your delicate ears.
Was Sacred Heart really Irish or was that made up?
Most of the above comments are a display of the “OK” culture; you got your feelings hurt, ok just buck up and move on. I grew up in that culture and exhibit it too often even to this day. So somebody made a racial slur, it’s OK, it’s no big deal. Folks aren’t putting up with the OK culture anymore, because even back then, it really wasn’t ok. I’m not sure what being too sensitive means when it comes to racial epithets and discrimination. But, I do know that the US is the only country in the world where white people went to war to protect their right to hold and own slaves. I think people are just saying that from now on OK isn’t OK!
It is not OK but bearing wrongs patiently is one of the spiritual acts of mercy.
I am a little conflicted on that because it also teaches people that there are no consequences for wrong doing.
That is not God’s way either.
If I got offended by every anti white, anti hetero, anti christian, anti male example I see in corporate, media. and even the Catholic Church, I’d never get out of bed in the morning.
If I am wrong, I will apologize and that’s the end of it.
I’ll never take the blame or act gulity for something I never did. Never apolgize either.
No one is asking you to take the blame for something you never did. Where do you even get that idea?
Bob One your post is offensive and ignorant. Whites in this country went to war and died in the hundreds of thousands to free the slaves. Get your history straight.
Woke culture, a culture that wants descendants of white Europeans guilty of crimes they did not commit.
Good thing a mascot wasn’t stolen. ???
This is the most racist thing I have ever seen on this site.
Ditto. Really, CCD?
I don’t get it. The mascot would be Abe Lincoln, right? How is that racist?
Hundreds of thousands died in the Civil War because so many states were willing to go to war to preserve slavery. I have my history right.
Half right, Bob One, and half-right is not right at all. The truth if most often more complex.
I’m having a hard time understanding your allegation of racism. Would you please elaborate?
Is it the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” monkey emojis? Are the monkeys racist?
Is it the implication (that you are reading into the comment) that a black school’s students would steal that’s racist?
Is the comment referencing an actual incident in which a mascot was stolen, and somehow bringing it up is racist?
What exactly is racist about the comment?
Last April, Cathedral shut out undefeated Lincoln 41-0. There’s your inequality. Coach David “Snowflake” Dunn, former NFL player and bi-weekly Coaches for Racial Equality Zoom caller.
Coach Dunn should visit with the coach of Butler High in North Carolina. They handled Charlotte Catholic quite easily in a conference championship game….on the field……
The racists comments here validate the need for more required classes addressing racism at Catholic High schools, colleges and universities.
Please support your assertion with examples and explanations of why the comments are racist. Thanks.
This article isn’t about football, but it’s about systemic racism. In a discussion about racism, it is really offensive to have someone include a picture of monkeys. If one is not sensitive to the message that sends, then God help us all.
I agree with you there Bob One. I don’t know how the “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” monkeys pictured there advances the topic in anything but a negative way. ‘Twas out of place.
Come on, let’s be honest. Coach Dunn you just didn’t want to have another loss!!!