Saw this on ESPN. Very disturbing story about a Mississippi high school sophomore assaulted in the locker room with a noose put around his neck. I've been on sports team and seen some hazing, but never anything this nasty or racially motivated.
Not to over-generalize a population or demographics, but I always do wonder about African American kids staying in the south / SEC to play football in college. I understand many of these kids are from that region and want to stay close to home and that racism could exist anywhere, but I always find it strange when at Ole Miss or Bama games you see confederate flags and symbolism in the same stadiums where they cheer on their beloved team, usually with 50%+ black players.
Edit: I caught the same story on CNN, so it's more than just a sports story now. I think it's a horrible event obviously, but a good opportunity to have this discussion and educate young people as to why this behavior is disgusting and what it means to have empathy for your fellow man.