16-Year-Old Baseball Player Transfers High Schools After ‘Racist’ Remark from School Official About His Speed

Tony Humphrey

A teen athlete in NYC is transferring high schools after a “racist” remark from one of the school’s assistant athletic directors.

Tony Humphrey, 16, a star baseball player at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, stated that the decision was sparked after a conversation with a faculty member that left him furious.

“He comes up to me,” Humphrey said of the administrator, “and asked why was I doing track.”

Humphrey explained to the assistant AD that he was trying to get faster.

“It never hurts to gain speed,” he said. But the administrator told the teenager that he “gained that speed by running from the police.”

“That was racist. There was no reason for him to say that,” he said.

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