A high school head basketball coach in Kansas City, MO is under investigation for making racially hostile remarks to students.
Howard is reported to have spoken to or about African-American students in a negative and demeaning way.
The incident occurred when Williams was asked to pose for a picture in the high school hallway. According to the student, during this interaction Howard said “Hey, take a picture and then at the bottom: future welfare recipient.”
Williams asked the coach to repeat his remark, and that is when the student recorded the comment on his phone where he later took it to the principal.
The senior students said this is typical behavior for the coach during the past two years. He also refused to try out of the basketball team because of a comment Howard made concerning African-Americans growing up to be laborers.
Coach Howard is currently on paid leave until the investigation concludes.