An article explains:
Blaming the Victims: Witness Says Pine Ridge Reservation Students Did Not Stand Up for National Anthem
By Levi Rickert
The Rapid City Journal’s story cited a person who was in the suite as claiming: “the incident was ignited when some members of the school group reportedly did not stand for the National Anthem prior to the start of the Rapid City Rush game.”
Justin Poor Bear, who was one of the parent chaperones who attended the game, denied the claim. He told the Journal: “We all stood up.” The newspaper reported two other officials of the American Horse School at Allen on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, indicated the students stood up for the national anthem.
The students were escorted out of the game by the adult chaperones who feared for the safety of the children, Poor Bear told Native News Online on Thursday.
Along with the image above, Chase Iron Eyes wrote:
My snarky take on the subject:
Forget about climate change, poverty, or terrorism...the Racist City Journal has today's top story headlined on its front page!
Did the Native students also say the Pledge of Allegiance? Put their hands over their hearts? And sign a loyalty oath? We don't know the answers to any of these questions!
And if they didn't do these things, then what? I'd love to see the Racist City Journal spin that into a news story.
A news story that's more important than the racist assault on 57 Native kids, that is.
For more on Rapid City racism, see #NativeLivesMatter in Rapid City and Rapid City Board Rejects Sculpture Garden.