SACRAMENTO — Two recent racist incidents involving a fake slave auction and violence against blacks have left two high schools in the Sacramento area sidelined for the remainder of the varsity football season.
The Sacramento Bee reported Monday that Amador High School has canceled the remainder of the season due to a Snapchat group called “Kill the Blacks” and that River Valley High School in Yuba City forfeited its Friday game after.
River Valley also forfeited the remainder of the season. With varsity players out after the video of them portraying a slave auction surfaced, the team isn’t running out of players.
The September incidents followed one in March where an El Dorado Hills’ Oak Ridge soccer player harassed a black high school soccer player with monkey noises, according to The Bee.
“Reenacting a slave sale as a joke tells us we have a lot of work to do with our students so they can differentiate between intent and impact,” the Yuba City Unified School District said in a release.
The three schools are located in different school districts outside of Sacramento, California’s capital. All schools have small percentages of black students, the news outlet reported.