Barry Bonds is calling a foul ball over racism at his daughter's school.
Earlier this week, Major League Baseball's home run king, and the Miami Marlins' current hitting coach, took to his Twitter account to voice his outrage over a racist video stemming from the same Brentwood, California, private school that his daughter, Aisha, attends. The footage shows several white students yelling out the N-word and rapping along to lyrics of A$AP Ferg's "Dump, Dump."
"I f**ked your bitch, n***a," the group of white students are seen screaming in the clip, which accompanied Bonds's tweet.
Warning: it contains profanity.
The video in Bonds's posted tweet also has a link to a Change.org petition against racism at the school, which according to TMZ Sports, costs $37,000 per year to attend. The petition has already amassed upward of 400 signatures, according to TMZ. Now, that Bonds has brought awareness to the ugly situation, that number will likely only grow.
The school, according to TMZ, said that the lyrics recited by the students in the video are "offensive and inconsistent with our core values," adding that, "we are investigating this insensitive behavior, will address the situation directly and will respond seriously."
That being said, despite the disturbing video evidence, there seems to be somewhat of a denial that racism exists in the school.
"It's a small segment of the school that is making a big fuss over nothing," a student speaking under anonymity to NBC4 said, as reported by TMZ. "Some of the extreme activists on campus are calling singing along to a rap song a 'hate crime' or 'hate speech' but that is a load of hogwash."
Props to Bonds for bringing attention to it.
Hopefully the school fixes the situation and suspends participating students — the way Bonds's hashtags call for.
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