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State Division of Civil Rights Investigating Controversial High School Wrestlers' Photo

The photo depicts seven white wrestlers from Phillipsburg lynching a black dummy wearing a Paulsboro wrestling shirt.

A Paulsboro wrestler faces a Haddonfield wrestler in this Patch file photo. The state Division of Civil Rights are investigating a photo of 7 white Phillipsburg wrestlers allegedly lynching a black dummy in a Paulsboro shirt.
A Paulsboro wrestler faces a Haddonfield wrestler in this Patch file photo. The state Division of Civil Rights are investigating a photo of 7 white Phillipsburg wrestlers allegedly lynching a black dummy in a Paulsboro shirt.
The New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) is asking the state Division on Civil Rights to investigate a picture of seven Phillipsburg High School wrestlers apparently depicting a lynching, CBS Philadelphia reports.

The governing body of high school sports forwarded the photo, which shows seven wrestlers, all white, posing with a black tackling dummy with a noose around his neck, on Tuesday, according to the report. The wrestlers are wearing their team sweatshirts, and the dummy is wearing a Paulsboro wrestling shirt.

Phillipsburg School District Superintendent George Chando told nj.com action has been taken in response to the photo, but didn’t reveal what that action was.

The teams wrestled earlier this season. Phillipsburg won the match, 38-21, according to nj.com. Both schools boast powerhouse wrestling programs and are traditional opponents.

John February 20, 2014 at 07:47 AM
Can we stop with this B.S.
Dorothy Sinkler February 21, 2014 at 06:46 AM
This is the most disgusting scene and these students need to be suspended and required to take a course in ethnic studies. They consider themselves future leaders of this country and are well on the way to becoming the bigots of the world. Stupidity and bigotry abound here. And furthermore, they are typical of white trash who think demeaning a minority is somehow "smart." What will they do in a few years when THEY become the minority race?

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