HS Playoff Controversy Follows Racist Snapchat Post

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A star high school basketball player was suspended from a state playoff game after creating a social media post referencing their opponent with a racial slur.

The 17-year-old, white student who plays for Ardrey Kell (N.C.) High School, used a racist slur to refer to West Charlotte in a Snapchat post according to the Charlotte Observer.

Perhaps it’s the ephemeral nature of Snapchat, a social media platform where messages are intended to disappear shortly after they’re created, but high school athletes would do well to remember that screenshots exist and that, in general, the Internet is forever.

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