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Osage and Alaska Native youth bullied at regional softball tournament


October 15, 2018

In what should have been the highlight of her softball career, a young woman from Woodland High School said she was the object of racial harassment as she played in the Class A Regional softball tournament in Chickasha against Amber-Pocasset High School.

The young woman, who is Osage and Alaskan Native, of Aleut descent, was playing left field when she said Am-Po fans began to taunt her on Sept. 27. The girl’s mother said the fans started harassing her about her body first, and when that didn’t affect her, they moved on to racial obscenities. The young woman is identifiably Native American.


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