Andrew Johnson

A New Jersey referee is on the hot seat after he forced a high school wrestler to cut off his dreadlocks or forfeit his wrestling match. The teen, Andrew Johnson, chose to cut off his dreads, and he went on to win his match.

A viral video tweeted by South New Jersey Today on Thursday shows a white woman cutting off Johnson's dreadlocks during a wrestling match at Buena Regional High School.

Johnson, who is biracial, was ordered to cut off his dreads by controversial referee Alan Maloney, who is white.

The teenager wore a covering over his hair, but Maloney told him he would forfeit the match if he did not cut off the dreads.

Johnson appeared visibly upset as his teammates gave him words of encouragement. He went on to win his match easily.

Many who viewed the video, including fellow referees, saw Maloney’s actions as racist -- even though Johnson is not Black.

"This is discrimination period," wrote one Twitter user.

"The real honor and solidarity would have been the team forfeiting the match not making him cut his locs. Why all of sudden was his hair a problem and not in any other of his previous matches? I’m disgusted."

One wrestling official said Johnson's hair was not a problem if it was legally covered.

"I'm a wrestling official in PA. A legal hair covering is all that's required for dreadlocks."

But the official cautioned that more information was needed before making snap judgments about the referee's decision. "I need more info before judging like you all should. There are legitimate reasons for covering dreads when wrestling."

Internet sleuths uncovered a history of racist acts by Maloney, including an incident when he called a fellow ref the N-word.

"This is the same ref that used racial slurs two years ago at an event. His name is Alan Maloney. He has been a problem for years," tweeted Patrick Duff.

Many Twitter users are calling for Maloney to be fired as a ref.

"Call 973-214-9566 and ask Mark Sherman that Alan Maloney be fired as a NJ Ref. The treatment of this young man along with the racial slur he made 2 years ago makes him unfit. Shameful. Parents tell me he’s been awful for generations," tweeted activist and journalist Shaun King on Friday.

Watch the video below.

 

  • Capricornlady

    Dis sum bull shyt Elaldo(in my Martin Lawrence voice)??

  • cherrypie

    This shyt is fukced up!! To see this young man's face with so much pain on it is hard to take. And what makes if worse is the woman who is cutting his hair is cutting it like its a piece of rope.

  • Sushi

    I would have removed my child, unless there was a grooming code....

  • Ryan

    "He's not black." - he is still a person of color. His family should sue those disrespectful RACIST dogs. They have really been getting outta hand with their humpbacked leader in office. Put 'em in place.

  • Fire & Ice

    White supremacy strikes again

  • BingBangBoom

    Poor baby....

  • Yoni7

    Almighty!!!!
    FATHER'S PLEASE TEACH YOUR (the y is silent) SON'S TO STAND UP FOR THEMSELVES IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY!
    This breaks my heart. Next move, REF should lose HIS job. Or be forced to cut his $hit as well!

  • P3

    How the FAWK is he NOT black?

  • tintin

    What in the....
    As a woman who has locs and my son who has locs i am disgusted. I see these white wrestlers with long hair all the time. I am disappointed this boy didnt stand his ground. And look at those mofos cutting it.

  • Yoni7

    This looks like what we know as the auction block of the slave trade.

    Get off the boat. Stand on a platform in front of yt folks. Hair cut, stripped. Bidded on and sent off to perform some type of physical labor. SICKENING! And I'm sad!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Alright ... that's my cue .... BBL !!!!! smh and hell no I'm not clicking play ..... on my Happy Shyt ...... so let me take my nap now ..... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/280af94b4e6f9837031514beb46cc09bda7bed2baab942ea4293410403dc0c19.gif https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/42a9d3335215d25e2e38d2675ee8ea041306d174d04056715b140c58374d1175.gif

  • Keekz

    Call the number to express your disdain for the actions of the ref!

  • Fire & Ice

    BINGO! Everything they do is to f*ck with your psyche, and to make you feel inferior. This is all apart of white supremacy.

  • Yoni7

    I didn't click play either. The pic alone 'spoke a thousand words'.

  • Vonn

    It's racist. It doesn't matter that he's biracial. All he saw was the overthrow in the young man. It's disgusting.

  • Nikki

    Where are his parents? Where was his coach? An Administrator? Someone should have stood up to this racist. Our kids need us to fight for them!!! I’m tired of this ish.

  • Prince Zuko

    He was pissed and had a perfect way to deal with his anger by whooping azz

  • Stationarity

    This has nothing to do with the slave block. I am not saying it isn’t racist but being hyperbolic is disrespectful to slaves and the kids who choose and love wrestling or any other sport.

    The biggest difference is athletes CHOOSE to compete and perform physically to win. I won’t even go into the other major differences or horrifying circumstances slaves faced.

  • WhoYouTalkingAbout

    THIS that BS!

  • MsPam

    I know that people are going to make this a racial issue but, he had a choice to open his mouth and said no.

  • SpillyNillie

    As the YT's cheer him on for taking one for the team...this is some BULLSHYT!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He's not Black because he's half white. You can't disregard his entire white parent.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Oh hell naw wtf

  • Yoni7

    This looks like what we know as
    This looks like what we know as
    This looks like what we know as
    This looks like what we know as
    ________________
    Now, I respectfully ask that you move from around MY comment. As I SAID WTF I SAID!

  • Sushi

    And most Republicans would still say that it's nothing to see here..... It's alot wrong with how we as people are treated as 2nd class, Ooo but I'm just winning..... And no I'm not a Democrat either, I'm for no party, because none have our best interests at heart...... Backlash in 5,4,3,2,1.....

  • Chocolate Bliss

    He's mixed raced

  • FukkFolks2018

    He is a kid and he was under immense pressure. Peer pressure and pressure from adults and this last minute situation. But yes he should have been a real adult and stood up for himself I guess.

  • Yoni7

    Or be penalized/forfeit his match giving the other person a win.
    It's not that simple, sweetie.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    So none of those ref ever encountered dreds or hand a hand book to review.. I remember it as a case where a guy was arrested for drug at sentencing the prosecutor wanted his gold teeth as asset forfeiture and they got a dentist to come right in and remove them

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    See we didn’t overthrow the slaves ships this what happens

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Now if she come up missing one afternoon while out jogging.....IJS

  • Yoni7

    Folks disregarded President Barack Obama's.

  • Kendra Foster

    He couldn't do nothing, move nothing, pass nothing..... That's what happens to leo's.

  • FukkFolks2018

    and the kids who choose
    ^^^^
    So this was a choice? And kids are forced into activities and sports daily by their selfish parents and then pressured like THIS by other adults once they are IN sports. If you DONT do it then XYZ will happen. Say what you will but Im willing to bet that at least 40-50% if not MORE of these kids in sports it is NOT a choice.

  • Stationarity

    Yes- you said what you said... you compared slaves who were ripped away from their families, crowded on the bottom of a ship to lay in their own waste and everybodies else’s for weeks and then sold on a slave block to work for free for the rest of their lives to an athlete who enjoys competing and performing physical tasks. Yep you said what you said.

    Have a nice day.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Folks saying this was a choice dont have kids or if they do, never been sports parents. I have seen it ALL in these organized sports. Whatever tho.

  • Renee26

    Humiliating... Tried to defeat that baby's spirit by taking his hair...Shameful

  • YellowSauce

    I agree Ms Pam .... Not sure why the young man just didn't say no

  • Renee26

    They don't understand

  • SpillyNillie

    It's very much about race. Even if he had said no..the fact that the ref required him to cut his hair is a problem.

  • the guest

    This is dispicable and how this was permitted to happen is a travesty.

  • Fire & Ice

    All of these things tie into each other. Being ostracized for kneeling against police brutality, being forced to cut your hair, getting gunned down for wearing a hoodie, and so on. But hey Travis go get ya coins, cause it's a once in a lifetime opportunity ?

  • Scromes1212

    This says a lot about that young man. Did what he had to do for his team. Salute

  • Yoni7

    It seems like you THINK you're telling me something that I don't already know. I get the whole they "enjoy competing" and xyz. But again....you know what. Nevermind. Please block me on your way out. Thank you kindly.

  • Renee26

    Amen!!

  • Yoni7

    Samson.

  • Scromes1212

    You reaching smh ref had to make a quick decision. I personally don’t agree but the decision had to made

  • Mielle Downey

    This is sad but since he isn't a millionaire the news will soon become dead silence. Where are the diet woke millionaires when you need them? This is what we should be protesting. Black hair has been oppressed in the media and Hollywood and fashion. Where is Al when you need him?maybe the money is not there.

  • PlayerP

    This is why I'm team fukkfolksinfinite!
    Everyone is super hyfy online but cowards in real life.
    Where were the adults? Or as someone else said, his team stand in solidarity with him.

  • PlayerP

    THANK YOU!!!

  • Yoni7

    And had he said no, then what? Asking for those that are trying to understand why folks don't understand.

  • Renee26

    Baaaaby I would have been on that court, you hear me! I bet his momma is yt...these men run to be with these OTHERS but no woman will understand what they go through in this racist world like a black woman will. The others will not comfort or support them in instances like this.

  • Renee26

    ? I'm mad I laughed

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Now folks see why I'm all for black guys keeping their hair and stop cutting it. Whether it's athletics, your job, or just the wind blowing, black men are the only ones who can't keep their hair.

    I've seen other races of men with man buns or hair down their back and no one cares. Black guys though, not so much.

  • FukkFolks2018

    you compared slaves who were ripped away from their families, crowded on the bottom of a ship to lay in their own waste and everybodies else’s for weeks and then sold on a slave block to work for free for the rest of their lives to an athlete
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Do you know how many of these black children athletes are sent to live with WHITE sponsor families? In order for them to "excel"? Gabby Douglas. The Ballerina Misty Copeland. Allen Iverson. The list is LONG. Its not always peaches and cream either. Some are abused. The ones I named it worked out for. Some of it IS slavery and it IS to the highest bidder. You need to come from up under the blind rock you live under. The majority of these white people in organized sports do NOT mean OUR children ANY good. Esp when they can make money off of them. Money drives EVERY sports program.

  • Soon2BWife

    Never will until the tables are turned. I wish I had of been there. He would have been given a real option. Where were his parents?

  • Renee26

    Exactly... But he remained strong and still won...but I could read defeat all over his body language when he walked away

  • Yoni7

    ref had to make a quick decision
    _______________
    WHY? What did HIS HAIR jeopardize? I'm sure this isn't the young man's first match. I'm sure he's been to countless practices and wrestling matches and not one person said $hit.....until NOW! Not a coach, other coaches, other refs. Why now, all of a sudden THIS ref has a problem with it? Again, why did the ref have to make such a quick decision on someone else's hairstyle choice?

  • FukkFolks2018

    I am so sad there was nobody to stand up and be the voice that he could NOT be. That is why made me the saddest.

  • Scromes1212

    That’s not true lol there are several professions that make you cut long hair or facial hair no matter your race

  • dru and neil

    Is there anyone experienced in this sport that can explain why his hair was an issue? Otherwise it just appears evil and racist.

  • Yoni7

    Where is Al when you need him?
    ____________
    Getting his $hit relaxed and bumped.

  • Keekz

    FYI, the number is not in service.. o well, we tried?????

  • Kendra Foster

    It's unacceptable since it's not hurting anyone.

  • the guest

    There must be some doubt instilled in him at home about his choice of having locks. People just don’t let someone cut off their hair in an instant.

  • Yoni7

    GIRL!

  • Stationarity

    I am not addressing the hair cutting at all. I don’t know the rules for wrestling or what is normal or not. Things differ from every state.

    I am saying he choose to wrestle. He choose to wrestle. He is not facing the same circumstances as slaves.

    Maybe some kids are forced but I don’t think it’s as high as 50%. And if they are forced it’s equivalent to being forced to go to school...in my eyes. Participating in sports has lots of benefits that have value that teenagers don’t see.

    I am a sports parent of a 10th grade boy. You might call me selfish and I am bias. But my child
    Benefits GREATLY from sports vs sitting at home and playing video games.

    What kind of things do you think young men do when they aren’t participating sports? If my son would not have practice, there is a good chance he would be home alone by himself for three hours, playing video games all the time, and/or walking around the neighborhood smoking. He would still have to do his work and other activities but he would have so much idle time.

    That was just a tangent.

    By high school...kids are choosing sports. Wrestling is so hard and just different...ain’t too many kids wrestling by force. He won his match too. It’s a hard sport. It ain’t like he can disappear on the bench like football and not have to worry about going in. So yes, he probably choose wrestling.

  • Renee26

    Well one of his parents is yt...so there ya go

  • the guest

    They shouldn’t.

  • the guest

    Amen.

  • SpillyNillie

    That's EXACTLY what he did. I bet the ref figured he wouldn't go through with cutting his hair but he did. AND he still spanked that ass! Black Power!

  • Scromes1212

    Long hair is not allowed in wrestling, or at least it wasn’t when I was in high school. I think he asked could he cover them and the ref informed him that was a uniform violation. He can’t make his decision on what everyone else did. Guess he felt like he had to follow the rules exactly how he understood them

  • Yoni7

    Kid's will go with strangers offering candy. Some kid's don't carry the same thought process/mentality of (some) adults who will stand up and say no. This young man thought he had to comply because an adult said..... Sometimes they just don't know.

  • Yoni7

    LOL

  • Kendra Foster

    He would have a regular life where people would tell him to do something with his life.

  • Cannelle

    That's what I'd like to know as well. Presumably, he has been to many matches before with no problems and he or the coach would know the rules before participating. This may just be the case of a hateful snap judgement.

  • the guest

    I’m in tears. Maybe I’m getting my monthly. But this story hit my heart. Not one sensible adult on site to call out the wrong and protect that kid.

  • Keekz

    Actually, the post refers to the rules, which stated the wrestler's hair had to be covered, which it was. Thus, no reason to demand the young man cut his hair. That is why folks are outraged.

  • Yoni7

    If he would have said no, he would have forfeited the match, which was not what HE intended to happen.

  • Scromes1212

    It’s wrestling. Long hair can get pulled and cause injuries. It’s just a safety issue

  • SpillyNillie

    Cuz babey...let it had been mine!

  • Sushi

    Speak it..... keep running to Becky.... Oh, ok then.....

  • FukkFolks2018

    I am saying he choose to wrestle. He choose to wrestle.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Im saying that the a large portion of the kids in sports do not choose to do it. A LOT of children are forced into sports by their parents. It is not a choice in that case.

    I am a sports parent and a sports aunt. We DO NOT force these activities on our children. And I feel you are biased and selfish to force it on your son bc of what YOU feel but hey thats YOU.

    I know at LEAST 6 kids RIGHT NOW that are being forced by their parents to participate if not more. There was a girl who sat here in my LIVING room a month ago crying bc she DID NOT want to try out for the girls basketball team and her parents were FORCING her too.

  • Yoni7

    They did. He was just a black man in yt's eyes.

  • Kendra Foster

    I understand, but how is his hair an issue. Who define hair??????

  • SpillyNillie

    According to the write up, his hair was covered...

  • Scromes1212

    The problem is what did he use to cover it. If it was allowed. You can’t just use what you want

  • Sushi

    But could he not wear a rap around it though?

  • Nik

    You took the words right off my keyboard. But guess what, the boy still retained his strength. The ref can eat it!

  • Wayup!

    Right and it's only when Becky and Ben copy our
    hairstyles that its acceptable...
    So I've learned that white people are jealous of black people only when there's something of ours that they can't duplicate .
    -Kardashian... And any other random white person that you can think of

  • FukkFolks2018

    Nevermind is right. Comes to find out she is the VERY one forcing sports upon her child

  • Stationarity

    No I don’t think I am telling you something you don’t know...in my first comment I said “being hyperbolic”. I don’t block people...it’s not that serious. It’s a comment on a comment.

  • SpillyNillie

    I wonder if the rule book states that a ref can request a player to cut his hair onsite...

  • Scromes1212

    Sports have uniforms. That’s like wearing any type of socks you want to wear in a football game or any type of trunks you want in a boxing match. It’s just not allowed

  • Yoni7

    Ask the people who asked him to cut it or the people in here who don't have an issue with the ref asking him to cut it.

  • SpillyNillie

    I wondered the same thing, where were his parents? But he could be away at school....

  • Scromes1212

    It probably doesn’t address it. I don’t think the ref wanted to cut it personally but its just how it happened in the moment. Look at wrestling like boxing. Refs are very hands on with the rules. That’s just the nature of the sport

  • Gail

    Why didn't the coach intervene if the kid was playing by the rules? He should be charged with assault.

  • Cannelle

    It's our American history, particularly. 6Fs in Europe very much saw Barack as mixed race because in most countries, if your parents are difference races, you are mixed race. Though eventually, many European 6Fs began to also use the term "first black president", but still referred to Barack as mixed race.

    Of course, that doesn't mean that they aren't anti-black, however blackness manifests. It just means they they use the technically correct terms while being hateful.

  • Nik

    I totally got what you meant. The imagery does bring the auction block to mind. The act of making the young man stand there feeling as if he had no choice, having his body examined and altered so that he would be acceptable for whatever duty he was to perform IS sickening! And it is maddening!

  • Kendra Foster

    So I see the texture can make someone's life. It can rule out their existence. Make them feel vulnerable and less likely accepted. This is weak, a docile way to keep him in their control.

  • HotInCleveland

    This is Assault period and possibly a hate crime. Sue everybody and press charges.

  • Stationarity

    laugh out loud- I do not force sports on my child. But I do make him participate in something cause he isn’t going to sit at home. So yes- I force my child to do a lot of stuff. I force him to get A’s. I force him to clean up. I force him to save his money. I forced him to do the Beta club. I guess I am just a selfish parent.

  • Guest

    And some of them think it's their GOD given right to judge, reprimand and set us on the path to what they think is right.

  • Kendra Foster

    You can, but it has to be proven several times and with others.

  • Yoni7

    Do you know how many of these black children athletes are sent to live with WHITE sponsor families? In order for them to "excel"?
    __________________
    Remember Girls Hope?

  • FukkFolks2018

    I force all of that on my kid. Staight A's. She in the Beta Club. Hoemwork and chores. That is not the same as sports to me. But to each. And if you are forcing it then STOP SAYING IT IS A CHOICE. My goodness you are slow.

  • Yoni7

    LOL

  • FukkFolks2018

    YES MA'AM.

  • Nik

    I don't think it was a strict analogy. The imagery of a black body appearing helpless and put on display to have his body altered is reminiscent of a slave auction scene. At least that's how I took it. If the ref is indeed racist, then he is acting in the same spirit as his slaveholding forebears.

  • Yoni7

    Stop. Redirect your energy.

  • Guest

    LOL! not funny, but funny!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Imma actually go and do work so I can log the heck off lmao

  • Yoni7

    And she got every penny's worth. LOL

  • Cannelle

    I took it the same way.

  • Yoni7

    Thank you. At least somebody gets it.

    I swear some peoples children just can't stop.

  • Cannelle

    ?
    humpbacked

    ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Said that same ref has a long history of bias towards athletes of color and if they are saying Google him then its traceable.

  • Yoni7

    And from the image ALONE........look at all the "bystanders". SOOOO reminiscent of pics of the past.

  • Sushi

    Ahhhhh... ok, so this is not something that they had knowledge of then.....I digress then...

  • FukkFolks2018

    Why has it been allowed thus far? Why did the buck stop with him getting his hair whacked off at that particular match? You refuse to answer this question

  • Nik

    There are A LOT of modern day auction blocks. We got to call a thing a thing!

  • Yoni7

    Me too. I'm over a lot of stuff right now.

  • Sha

    It sound like a safety precaution, thanks for clearing this up. I'm glad he won.

  • Sha

    Not a rap lol..........

  • Nik

    Honey, the arrogance and superiority oozes out of some people's skin to the point where it's palpable. It is a horrible feeling to be in the presence of a person like that. It doesn't even feel earthly that's how evil it is.

  • Scromes1212

    I don’t know the answer to that question but the fact is the ref doesn’t have to have a answer for that question. If it was the rule it was the rule. That ref doesn’t have to explain why other refs didn’t enforce the rule

  • dru and neil

    I asked because it looked like his hair was secured in the picture.

  • Kendra Foster

    Well, they could write it up. Dates, places, times, the venue. The overall cause and effect that should shed some light. Make it newsworthy but make this cause an effort to substain notoriety cause a race card of comments will show as their guilt. No one wants to feel their wrong or bad. So, it'll get swept under the rug for privledge sake.

  • Hakainokami

    Yes, they are allowed to wear covers. He had the same cover hes been wearing all season per other articles. No reason for this from the ref.

  • Hakainokami

    Per the article having a cover on is the rule, and also per the article he had a cover on, so if cover is the rule and he had a cover, why make him cut it?

  • Scromes1212

    Yeah he showed a lot of heart. Makes me proud to see how he handled it as a young man. He didn’t let his emotions get the best of him and he did what he came to do.

  • Kendra Foster

    So a lenght is determined, I gather.

  • Fire & Ice

    Exactly! It's so disgusting and heartbreaking ?

  • Nik

    The young man had his hair covered and that was supposedly acceptable according to another ref. Maybe the covering is a soft rule. Either way, his coach should have known the policy and prepared him for the possibility of having his hair cut.

  • Scromes1212

    Again, I’m just giving a opinion as a former ref. I think it was the type of cover he used.

  • Hakainokami

    Ref has a hx of being racist and the cover was presuambly one that had passed ref muster all season, think you need to examine why you feel the need to twist yourself into a pretzel to defend this guy.

  • Nik

    I asked the same question as you re: the NFL. A lot of NFL players wear their locks outside of their helmet and I remember asking someone how is that allowed if their hair can get pulled when they get tackled.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well having dreads would put him at a disadvantage, but that would be his choice.

  • Nik

    He probably did not want to let his team down and face the subsequent bullying that often occurs when a player is the cause of a team loss.. I can hear it now, "Dude, we lost the whole match over some hair."

  • Scromes1212

    You get it. In sports when you ref some rules are at that particular refs discretion. Think about it like this, if it’s a rule about long hair they don’t take out a ruler and measure hair, the ref just eyeballs it and makes a decision on the spot. It’s so many factors that the average person reading this story doesn’t understand.

  • Decked Out

    RACISTS are everywhere BUT we can Do Something about this. They HATE US so much. I am writing this with tears in my eyes. Why is this ALLOWED and OK? I am so HAPPY HE WON and in OT. #RacistsAreTheORIGINALhaters

  • Nik

    In NY we say Bill Clinton was actually our first black president, LMBO!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That seems to be disruptive in itself--it stopped the flow of the matches.

  • Scromes1212

    I’m defending refs cause I was one. You have to make tough decisions

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Amazing, Im speechless. Why on gods green earth do white people have a problem with black hair. I mean seriously, black children have been kicked out of school for braids, afros, and dread locks. WHAT THE?.....

    Even military, dread locks, twist were banned, some how our hair gets under white peoples skin the point that sistas feel forced to hide it, or whitenize it (if that can be a word for a moment.)

    When people hate you for the hair that grows from the roots of your head, now thats some hate for ya.

  • SpiceGirl

    Soooo ummmm maaaaa raaaa if a white boy with a MAN BUN on top of his head, COVERED mind you...would he had been asked to do the same...cut it off? Highly doubt it! To the lady Who cut the dreads off....you dead wrong Too! The coach, dead wrong too<-----he let it happen! Im like pi33ed to the max on this!

  • Yoni7

    And some folks don't grasp that bullying in school IS A BIG ISSUE now. YOUNG CHILDREN are killing theirselves behind it. I wish the "don't get it's" would "get it". The world would be a better place. IJS

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    BULL, read further, he had a hair covering. Which is regulation, and he bad been wearing in all previous matches

  • Sushi

    Child, rap, due rag or something. ...

  • dru and neil

    Yeah I understand the hair can’t be flying around but it didn’t look like it was.

  • Stationarity

    Where do I say that I forced sports on my child? I don’t say that anywhere.

    I actually couldn’t get my child to go back to day two of wrestling practice.

    I did say “If it is forced...” and I talked about how I don’t necessarily see anything wrong with it so I see where the confusion comes from.

    I don’t think this young men was forced however. Wrestling is a tough sport. 50% of the kids I taught that did sports just werent forced. I can’t even think of five out of eight years of teaching. I do agree that forcing happens by overzealous parents. I find it’s less likely to occur in high school...most of that forcing kids to do sports doesn’t work cause sports take so much effort. It’s hard to compete everyday at practice when it’s not what one wants. Anyway. This young men won his match. I would bet a big chunk of money that He chooses to wrestle.

    Maybe I should clarify though. I think that forcing kids to do sports is ok under certain circumstances. For example, If they like the sport but don’t want to practice or work hard. Some kids like the sports and everything that comes with it but not the hard work. Or some kids want to be good and perform well physically but give up if they aren’t good right away. I don’t necessarily agree with forcing kids to do sports under all circumstances and don’t want my comments to come off as such. Heck- I have seen parents beat their ten year olds cause they ain’t running fast enough and that there.......

  • Yoni7

    I remember asking the same question and I was told...."It's considered a part of the uniform. Play ball!"

  • teather

    They hate it cuz their hair is stringy and greasy. They can't even think about doing what we do. they consistently try to dehumanize us in every way and guess what, we still triumph over the worst behavior they can dish out. They can go f themselves

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    And FULL OF LICE...........Nasty MOFOs

  • Sushi

    Gotcha. ....

  • Kendra Foster

    It's consider a distraction. It so many erroneous things; that this is one like last on a list. Natural black hair can hang but not styled. So the fullness is treated like an object.

  • KLove

    OK OK OK....i beat Michael one time cuz i told him save Tito some syrup!! LMAOOOOOOO

  • stav

    "He's not black"...so what is he????

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Yes, regualtion says a hair covering is authorized, most of the guys wear durag or an olympic style swim cap.

  • Cannelle

    Don't forget the touching of our hair in airport security. I hate that sh|t and thought that it was ruled unconstitutional.

    I mean, I have thick and voluminous hair, but it's always tied up and could I REALLY be hiding weapons in my hair that couldn't be detected by those giant x-ray machines?

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    Exactly, and how about his parents being notified and granted permission......I would sue the shit out that district......

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    This would be a total diff story had the kid been white and Edward Scissor hands was BLACK.......

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    There is a board, and jurdistion over refs, they have bosses and rules and guidlines and a written policy. This ref went rogue, you will see in the coming days his actions will be chastised, I will say now Im pretty sure he will be fired because of this and his history or racism

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    NO, it does not, it says it can be corrected. This cuttting, touching this mans hair is dead wrong. Common sense comes into play here for the officals

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Bingo!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Who asked for this post? Sandra. Sandra. Throw this whole post away. Folks trying to call this anything other than what this is.

  • Kendra Foster

    Because............. you can look wh!te to black people and black to wh!te people; so they're cutting his hair. Annoyance.

  • Nik

    I wear high head wraps often but thankfully I just get squeezed like Charmin. No one ever asked me to remove it or tried to go all up, through, and under.

  • SpiceGirl

    ALL that!!

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Lol lol, preach, baby girl. What the saying, IM BLACK AND IM PROUD.

  • SpiceGirl

    Is there ANY white folks around here on this here thread? What say you about this mess?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    typical yt demon bish doing too much with her yt privilege!!! they would have had to eat that forfeit that day. y'all can't stand up for me, then i don't get down and wallow for y'all. .....everybody get a impromptu haircut or nobody get a haircut! we're a team, right????????
    man, fugg these stinking azz neanderthal mouth breathers!!!!!

    charge this bish with SOMETHING!!!!

  • Harley

    There needs to be a petition for this man to be fired

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Let me say this as strong confident black man .Shout out to my sistas, I love ya, for your full lips, fulls hips, for loving to dance and laugh, for your beautiful sexy kinky hair , for smelling like coca butter and lip gloss. For the glow that comes from your soul.

    Last bit not least for cooking that corn bread hamhock and greens and puts me to sleep like a little baby, I love ya, all of you. Your black and beautiful!

  • Yoni7

    THIS is what THEY are saying.....
    And I quote:
    "That ref doesn’t have to explain why other refs didn’t enforce the rule"
    "I’m defending refs cause I was one"

    "I know that people are going to make this a racial issue but"

    "I agree Ms Pam..."

    "This has nothing to do with the slave block."

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's annoying when the Shaun Kings of the world pull the race card whenever it's convenient for them. I'm sure that kid considered himself white until today.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    well that's one heck of a wake-up call!

  • Trace da Ace

    ditto

  • Trace da Ace

    yep....I'm in a good mood today....not even going to say how I feel about this...so ...see gonna skim through the comments....then head on upstairs....

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Ion eat or cook pork so.......

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I don't know of a single Jamaican Rasta who would let a white person cut his dreads off. But here in America, dreads are a fad. Obviously the hair meant nothing to this mixed race kid. He chose a wrestling match over his fad hairstyle. This is not the hill for Black people to die on.

  • Cannelle

    ~5 years ago at Philly airport, I was asked to remove my scarf. I had just pinned my hair so it wasn't a hair volcano thankfully, but still made me mad.

  • Yoni7

    everybody get a impromptu haircut or nobody get a haircut! we're a team, right
    _____________
    D@mmit!

  • Yoni7

    +1

  • FukkFolks2018

    I dont agree. He caved to peer pressure and the inability for any adult to stand up for him is disgusting and sad. Can we get that post on Cardi and the Money video? She showing off her pole skills. Thanks.

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Naw Sandra. He’s black and he knows he’s black. If he wasn’t seen as black, he’d still have his dreads.

  • Parent

    Nah this got me tight... Nah

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Turkey is good, even better actually

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    what's your location Boo? I can give out one free Christmas hug before Mister try to snatch my fro, and you just won it. ROFL!!!!!!!!

  • Carrington

    Every adult, every coach on his team, every parent at that match and the other refs FAILED this kid! His coaches and the ENTIRE team should've walked out of there. What the F*ck do you do when you're coaching females? If their hair doesn't hinder their ability to wrestle, how TF did his?!? Kid should've walked TF up out of there and told his coaches and his teammates to kiss the crack of his a$$ as he waited for his parents to pick him up.

  • Trace da Ace

    girl!! same stuff I said....I'm in a happy place...so I aint gonna speak on this .....see ya later!!!

  • Yoni7

    Turkey is "fowl". Turkey it is cousin to the vulture, buzzard and peacock. #wordplay LOL

  • Parent

    What does that have to do with him choosing a hairstyle and being punished for it?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Parent

    I could cry for him. He won that match but lost all his pride..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    girl! but they be knowing which and whose kid to try, for real! ('cause we wish a bish WOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  • Carrington

    The fact that he chose dreads suggest otherwise. If he were attempting to be passé blanc, he would likely have chosen a HAIRSTYLE that would've made that a little easier. It's kinda hard to be mixed race and try to pass for white, but blow your hair out into an afro. Some $hit just doesn't go together!

  • Nik

    I'm telling you, my worst nightmare because usually hiding under my wrap is either Buckwheat or Farina!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    he did what he thought was the 'noble' thing, i guess.
    but, sometimes we have to teach our children to make the hard decision. i get that he was trying to be a team player and not let 'the team' down, but the team obviously didn't give a d@mn about him, smh.

  • dru and neil

    I read through every comment and still don’t fully understand the hair cutting, because if the hair is secured, how is it a problem. Then some folks said it was at the ref’s discretion? If that’s the case might as well just cut off your hair if it’s going to be hit or miss every time you show up to a match.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    :-)

  • Coffee1st

    What makes you so sure Sandra? And does it really matter what he identified as? Or what "Shaun King" is calling it? Stay focused.
    It was wrong. Period.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Lol lol,crazy to see all the white people of authority just watching, and the audacity of the blonde female, like wow, where, why, on what planet did you think it is ok to touch, handle and remove thats mans hair - I hope they are all fired and sue for mega millions.

  • Cannelle

    ???

  • morenYAHdelsur

    He’s not black? ?

    He’s black enough! ?

  • Yoni7

    RIGHT! LOL

  • Carrington

    OR, he's a high school student and his goal is to get a wrestling SCHOLARSHIP and forfeiting the match would've affected his stats, thereby affecting his scholarship options and he made the decision out of necessity.

  • Yoni7

    RIGHT!

  • Coffee1st

    Yeah..cuz i wouldn't have DARED put my hands to cut SOMEONE ELSE'S childs hair.
    I wouldve needed parents to okay it, then i would have handed them the shears.

  • Yoni7

    LMAO TIS TRUE! A good disrespectful wind come by and knock my wig lose........I'm going to be fighting air. LOL

  • Phillybruh

    Hell would have had to been paid when my child got home. They all would be looking for new jobs.

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    I agree.......

  • Parent

    I want to slap fire out of his teammates mouth for dapping him while he is getting his locks cut off.

  • Coffee1st

    Cuz the more we embrace ourselves there are inevitable truths that will surface. I dont literally believe in folks being gods/goddesses but if it were possible - WE'D BE IT. The "Black" man/woman are the closest thing to it.
    Ijs.

  • Coffee1st

    He's wrestled with them before. Do you know for SURE that his dreads caused disadvantages?

  • Coffee1st

    I believe it. My son went to a predominantly white HS. One of the administration heads was black. When i tell you he RELENTLESSLY GUNNED for the few black males at that school. He was a disgusting man.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    His wrestling coach didn't stand up for him and protect him.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    right! appropriating even while failing to SUPPORT! that's their M/O, consistently, smh

  • morenYAHdelsur

    We come in so many shades, Idk why folks conveniently forget this.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    clearly they saw something Black in him (hence, them trying to 'cut away' that "offensive" Black hair!)

  • Coffee1st

    It never would have been a story ?

  • Sushi

    Hi Bestie. ...

  • Nik

    ????????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I'm sure one meaningless match wouldn't hurt his chances for a scholarship since it's his GRADES that matter the most.

  • Scromes1212

    Your speculating smh he hasn’t been fired and he won’t be. They have already came to his defense

  • morenYAHdelsur

    In New Orleans and Florida this hairstyle is not a fad. Actually, historically nappy headed people around the globe have grown dreads.

    Assuming it’s faddish is disrespectful to your history.

    Auntie, you mad he “mixed?” What did a biracial person say or do to YOU? ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I’m a guidance counselor, and yes these matches matter IF he had scouts there. Full athletic scholarships are a thing. Grades and film (footage of athletes) get these kids scholarships.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I would assume they could get caught or pulled during the match by his opponent whether intentionally or accidentally.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    HELLO ? LOL.

  • SpiceGirl

    Exactly! They ALL was dead wrong!

  • Coffee1st

    First thing i thought about.

  • Coffee1st

    No backlash from me.

  • Coffee1st

    That's not really a logical perspective. Not when you take the time to consider the circumstsnces surrounding the incident.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Sue the HELL outta everyone involved!! I hope he gets a lawyer and takes them all to the cleaners!! I want him to own the school, the wrestling team, AND the pair of scissors that hussie used to cut his hair off with!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

  • Coffee1st

    Such wise observations. I was losing hope up in here.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    FUCKSHIT AT ITS FINEST

  • Nisey

    Hear Me! This has me heated!!

  • Scromes1212

    Again, I see he had a covering but we don’t know if it was a regulation covering. That’s the whole point. He can’t just put whatever he wants on his head to cover it. Once they show what he was using to cover his head then it can be determined if the ref made a mistake. And if other refs let him use it and they weren’t suppose to then they should be disciplined for creating this situation

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    oh, I hear you hun! i am INDIGNANT, smh

  • Coffee1st

    This came from out of nowhere. He didn't see it coming. He wasn't there forl leisure, he was there for a win. He reflected exactly what being part of a team really means. It was an unfair, super quick turn of events that he processed the best he could.
    I promise you he will learn some VERY valuable lessons from this, that will hopefully aide him should he encounter this type foolishness again.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. THe kid is biracial. I dont see anything that indicates he was trying to not be black, or was denying his blackness.

  • Coffee1st

    Meditate on that. You just said some things....
    It's amazing how we know, not really realizing that we know..

  • Capricornlady

    ppl look at me crazy when I say that!! me and my husband say that all the time!! ???

  • cherrypie

    Yeah him and the referee needs to be dealth with

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    I didnt say he has been fired no where did I say that at all.

    Its what should happen, he has already gotten a pass for throwing the N word out.

    There are plenty of people who have a national platform demanding it I hope it happens.

  • Jamal Warner

    There is no such thing as a race card. It is a overused term used to minimize and dismiss racism. People use it against people who just point out racism.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Amen!

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Well said baby girl!

  • Lolly Asher

    Wait. Why would he allow her to do that? I am triggered all to hell by this.

  • R in NYC

    Sandra...stop it girl....being biracial does not mean you're not Black.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Heeeyyy Bestie! Happy FRI-YAAAAAYYY! :-)

  • Notatall

    But black men act like they don't like our hair either. I've seen the black of blacks men, walking around with naps and dreads but expect black women hair to be straight and down our back to be considered " good hair" or pretty. This dude told me to grow my hair out ( at the time I had grown it out from short to medium length which is rare for me because I usually wear short styles) I'm looking at him like " I did" Lol...make a long story short...they want something we are not and wonder why alot of females dont wear their natural hair.

  • Sushi

    Happy Friyaaaaaaaay

  • stevetheque

    https://www.njsiaa.org/contact-us

    Tell them how you feel!! I already emailed and told them that fat cave monkey needs to never referee a match again.

  • Carrington

    GRADES matter most when you're looking for an ACADEMIC scholarship... maybe he's a moderate student and his wrestling skill was just enough to have him on the more hopeful end of obtaining a scholarship and this one forfeiture could've changed his standing and affected that outcome immensely. In layman's terms - it's just like paying your bills every month and having very good credit and then you forget to pay a couple credit cards and it's reported to the agency and your score goes from VERY good to good. Some folk don't want to chance it.

  • Anji

    They are not of spirit. Not a people close to the earth...at all.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Lol lol

  • Shira Harding-James

    He doesn’t have to be fully black for it to be considered discrimination Sandra.
    And for all we know they referee very well may have thought that Johnson was black

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Not me, I love a natural sista,and I encourage those that I have been with that didnt go the natural route, that its ok, and beautiful to be natural, but if they didnt like natural styles Im not mad I realize alot of women like versaltality in hair.

  • Fred G sanford

    I blame the student for allowing that to take place, he should have just walked away and told the ref to eat a sick dick

  • Dun Dilly

    A REAL DREAD would NEVER have let that happened.....SO I HAVE NO problem with this. Bitchazz LET them cut your locs...you didn't earn the right to wear them.

  • Chicagowise

    I have a cousin who looks like the actress Jennifer Beals. At one point, she was an associate at a law firm. She got into a heated discussion with a senior partner and called her a black witch. To some, one drop means you're black.

  • Chicagowise

    I am not going to watch that video.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Nothing is all inclusive/exclusive. My post was from specifically speaking to seeing and/or working in a companies where the others kept their hair and didn't get looks.

  • Lolly Asher

    I didn't either. The image is enough.

  • Shira Harding-James

    This is a child, not an adult

  • Shira Harding-James

    You blame a child for making an impulsive decision just like a child would?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Blaming the child how shameful!
    You can’t a child to make decisions that won’t affect them later.
    Most of them only make decisions for right now.
    He wanted to participate in his match, and thought what he was doing was right

  • Shira Harding-James

    I absolutely agree!
    You can not expect a child to make hard decisions like that. He thought he was doing what was noble and right

  • dontgetblocked

    He had three options. Wear the proper head covering. Walk away or let them cut his dreadlocks. He made his choice.

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Correct.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Why does he have to do all that in 2018? Sometimes you seem...

  • Notatall

    I'm glad to hear ur not following the crowd.

  • millz

    My son wrestles and I fix my schedule to attend all of his matches or a family member goes for reasons like this to protect my kids you won’t talk to this one any type of way the young man won but still walked away defeated

  • Chicagowise

    I'm not in the mood to get angry.

  • Malcom Flex

    Where is his daddy he's mixed I assume his daddy is a black male?! His daddy needs to be having a press conference with his lawyers sitting right there.

    He's mixed i assume his mama is white what I don't see is white females up in arms when their biracial kids get F'd with, that seems to the job of black women who has no association with issues like this SMDH.

  • lovelygamour

    thats woman cut his hair in the most f--ked up way possible. I would sue her personally. she just hacked. dehumanized him. that couldve been done in the hallway. and why would the referee wait until the match started. poor kid. thats why you never want to be the only "of color" at school or church. hopeful he moves and goes on to do bigger things.

  • lovelygamour

    he had proper head covering. he has used it all season but magically today it wasnt enough. so instead of saying anything at the beginning the ref wait until the match started.

  • lovelygamour

    and it was right for the moment. it was a championship and the team worked hard. so he was humiliated for himself and others. this is a scar thats going to change his worldview forever.

  • lovelygamour

    she hacked his hair with no regard. she was just a bitch and that was her moment to shine. i know her husband cheats on her.

  • lovelygamour

    cause he knows what it was really about: racism and cheating. they wanted to throw him off so the other team could win. he has competed all season but now its a problem-yeah right.

  • lovelygamour

    hair has to be ear or chin length. however she was hacking all over. just no regard for him as a person.

  • lovelygamour

    kinda offensive to say just black. the white parent has a right to be acknowledged.

  • Sushi

    At all.

  • lovelygamour

    he knew what it was. they wanted his team to lose and it was racial. they couldve told him lose the dreds when he first got to the gym. they waited until his match started and his coaches argued with the ref for 7 minutes. i wouldnt be surprised if a parent from the other team paid the ref. just wrong.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Sumo wrestlers, Hulk hogan, Ronnie ronnie piper, all professional wrestlers with long hair...... I’m about to call that number.

  • lovelygamour

    she just hacked his hair. there was no standard. she wanted to dehumanize him. this was about trying to get his team to lose. this was also about racism but they set it up to try and make him lose.

  • lovelygamour

    this was mainly about trying to make him lose. they waited until the match was starting to say the cap wasnt enough. the coaches argue and after 7 minutes the ref still wont budge. then the boy agrees to a cut and that nasty woman hacks at his hair with no concern.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    UPDATE ON THIS GUYS....

    "Chanel 11 New Jersey News "Referee under investigation after New Jersey high school wrestler forced to cut dreads before match"

    Just like I predicted the ref has been suspended and is under investigation.

    "The state's Interscholastic Athletic Association said in a statement they are recommending Maloney not be assigned to any event until the matter has been reviewed more thoroughly."

    Also pro athletes are speaking out about this, this has made TMZ,NBC, CNN, ESPN and all National news outlets.

  • Malcom Flex

    You know what? I agree with you.

  • Malcom Flex

    Because his white mama and black daddy taught him to be a SIMP.

  • jason rite

    Your hair is your gift from THE MOST HIGH YAH just as your melanin is. Time to move to Africa!!
    I'm so happy this stinky country has an orange idiot in the white house.This country is falling: stock market crash,idiot Trump as president ,over inflated worthless dollar,Government shutdown
    Maybe my ancestors will finally have their vengeance!!!!

  • TransMichelle

    Yah Yah Yah he made a choice to allow his hair to be cut and went on to win a fight. Next

  • TransMichelle

    The Donald just pulled the troops out of Syria a war that Odumba started. You're a brainwashed clown who follow behind white liberals. There;s no benefit to you to hate The Donald.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lmao @ her husband cheats. She's probably into black men herself???

  • jason rite

    f!ck off!!!!!

  • Harley
  • Ling

    Mayne, I wish a bish would!!!! She would be missing her long blond hair by the end of the hour!

  • Kimocha

    But he IS black if he is bi-racial... And that was definitely racist and his azz needs to get fired ASAP!

  • Dun Dilly

    and?

  • CHarlie ROse

    damn thats fucked up

  • Guest©

    Thank you. As a biracial woman I was offended that Sandra said this young man isn't black. He's not just black but he is black just as I am. This was sad to watch.

  • Guest©

    It's telling that every article I've read on this incident says Andrew is black but Sandra a black woman says this young man is not black. He's not just black but he is black in these here United States.

  • Vonn

    It's absolutely disgusting. I'm to hear that the referee is now under investigation. I pray that he is fired.

  • hottlanta

    Will they ever tell us whose body it was in sgt johnson casket since his real body was found after the funeral. Still mad about the fake war dump started after being in office 2 days. Then pimped his wife on the senate floor talking bout the longest clap ever.

  • Coffee1st
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  • Sushi

    Yes, that is I... lol.......

  • Malcom Flex

    He's got a white mama he's mixed. And like I wrote below where the hell is his white mama?!

  • TransMichelle

    You're a clown with a capital "C" The Donald hasn't started any wars. Odumba said "i'm good at killing people" when asked about the drones he administered to help kill people in the wars he started. Odumba destroyed a prosperous country in North Africa called Libya along with his sidekick Hillary. He started the war in Syria. Odumba is a war criminal and responsible for the deaths of over 300,000 people. He staged the coup in Ukraine that cost $5 billion and reignited the cold-war with Russia a country this country can't beat. He stole from the people by bailing out the banks and black folks are worst off than before that n/gga became president.

    Odumba has the title of "the most at war president in history." So why you focused on stupidity about a casket? There are much more serious things to deal with. Of course you wouldn't know about that. The main stream media don't tell you all that's going on. They like to keep you stupid, deranged, and uninformed. They find black folks the easiest to "train" and it's working with niccas like you. The Donald is stopping the wars that Odumba and previous presidents started. Yep I'm so glad The Donald got Odumbacare squashed and revoked Odumba's "leniency policy for minorities in schools" that only let niccas run wild in class without any penalty. Now those who want to learn can start learning.

    Oh yeah, here is Ms. Odumba looking a mess as usual in $4,000 thigh high boots in a yellow robe looking like Big Bird. She had to keep holding it together so it wouldn't come apart. What a mess. Miss Thang ain't never had good taste Toodles Bye Adios
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    https://youtu.be/MiwmPtg7uIQ

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  • Shira Harding-James

    If it has to be explained IDK what to tell you

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    first off, stop with the dreadlocks,,, its nothing dreadful about them
    second off, he had locs for the wrong reason then, if he allowed these vile cacs to cut his locs off..

  • rachel brown

    Your really an idiot. You know thats why children don't vote , sign legal documents , or get life or death penalty. Cause they do stupid shit in the moment

  • Kimberly King

    I wonder if his family was there? Watching her just hack off his locs does something to me. Tragic situation.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    His mama is a white Hispanic, if there is such a thing, and his dad is mixed...looks like Mexican and black maybe. Sandra is right. He's not black. Go to his mom's FB page. Rosa Santiago-Johnson.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is why his parents didn't rush to CNN to defend their son. CNN and ABC News claimed he was "African American" -- like we don't have eyes and can see he is not Black.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    My friend went to the mother'sFB page early on. She said it was no big deal...he's ok. she said, but now after the fallout, the mother is crying "foul".

  • Bee jaay Cee

    His mama's relatives are speaking Spanish on her page.

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