Ketchikan schools apologize for 'cultural insensitivity'


February 16, 2022

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District said it is investigating allegations of racist behavior during a high school basketball game, where some students dressed in Western attire, such as cowboy hats, as their boys basketball team played at home against Metlakatla.

Latonya Galles, whose son plays for the Metlakatla Chiefs, told Anchorage television station KTUU the way fans of the Ketchikan High School Kings were dressed was inappropriate.

“It was just really, really bad, and racism was definitely present,” said Galles, who attended the game Feb. 4.

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