“I think this is a good start,” said Escondido Union High School District superintendent Dr. Annie Staffieri, who proposed the anti-racism resolution earlier this week. “It’s a step, but it’s only the beginning.”

The resolution, which passed in a 5-0 school board vote, affirms the district’s support for equity, safety, and the well-being of all students. The resolution also pledges to fight racism in all forms to dismantle practices that limit opportunities for students to receive a safe and high-quality education.

On June 19, Orange Glen High School’s predominantly Latino team lost a championship basketball game to the largely white … Read More

The Coronado Unified School Board voted 5-0 on Tuesday night to release JD Laaperi, the head basketball coach at the San Diego-area Coronado High, according to Kami McElligott, an executive assistant to the district’s superintendent and board.

The board did not comment further on the reasoning behind Laaperi’s firing, but the decision took place during a special meeting called to address Saturday’s incident

Laaperi tweeted Saturday that he did not condone the actions of the person who brought the tortillas to the game and distributed them, saying it was “unacceptable and racist in nature.”

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A high school basketball coach in California has been fired after tortillas were thrown at the team’s predominantly Hispanic opponents after a championship game.

The incident, which was caught on video and sparked outrage, unfolded Saturday evening after Coronado High beat Orange Glen High School in the CIF Southern California Boys Basketball Division 4-A Regional Championship.

Coronado’s head basketball coach, JD Laaperi, was fired after a 5-0 vote by the Coronado Unified School Board during an emergency meeting on Tuesday night, a district representative told ABC News.

PHOTO: An image made from video shows tortillas that were thrown during a

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