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Last year, we reported that a referee by the name of Alan Maloney sparked outrage after forcing a Black high school student, Alan Maloney, to cut his dreadlocks off or forfeit his wrestling match.
Maloney was “suspended by the state for two seasons Wednesday, and officials also announced mandatory bias training for all referees and coaches involved in high school athletics.”
“Student-athletes should be able to compete with each other on a level playing field,” said New Jersey Attorney General Grewal in a statement. “Racial discrimination in the enforcement of the rules of any sport is inconsistent with the spirit of fair play. The Division on Civil Rights’ action today makes it less likely that any student-athlete will have to endure discrimination that not only undermines fair competition but also violates our state laws.”
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This is so upsetting… A young African American athlete forced to cut his locs before a tournament #Repost @vanlathan with @get_repost ・・・ This young brother was forced to cut his locks off before a match, because a ref refused to allow him to wear his hair cover. This same ref (ALAN MALONEY) HAS A HISTORY OF USING THE N WORD IN THE PAST. He humiliated this young brother, who ended up winning this match. WHY WOULD THIS MAN BE ALLOWED TO BE INVOLVED IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS?