High School Cheerleaders Cut For Being Black?

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cheerleader discriminationPARK VISTA, FL — Eight Black Florida teenagers are rallying against what they claim to be racial discrimination after not one of them made their high school cheerleading team.

Known locally as the “Park Vista 8,” the girls are alleging that they are being racially harassed by their peers.

When Park Vista High School sophomore Maya Jean-Charles didn’t make the cheerleading squad she wasn’t just disappointed, she was offended. As one of eight African-American girls who also didn’t make the team, she felt that the decision may have been racially motivated.

Read more at The Grio.

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