This same Catholic school is where a student who was caught in a viral video smirking and standing face to face with a Native American elder is from.
As Covington Catholic High School continues to deal with the controversial and viral video of one of its students smirking in front of a Native American elder, another problem has presented itself for the school.
During an appearance on Fox & Friends, co-host Steve Doocy spoke with two students about a video that shows Covington students in blackface during a basketball.
“Five years ago, there was a pep rally where one of the members of the school body appeared to have blackface on. People have even asked you to explain that. How do you explain that?” Doocy asked senior Sam Schroder.
Steve Doocy asks a CovCath kid about others wearing blackface at basketball games, and he says since he’s been there “we haven’t been able to wear black paint because of the video, but I know the kids meant nothing by it, it’s just showing school spirit.” pic.twitter.com/rbuO5CKIts
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 23, 2019
“I just explain it as showing school spirit. We have many themes. Like nerd, business, whiteout, blueout, blackout — as you’ve seen in the video. Ever since I’ve gone to CovCath, we haven’t been able to wear black paint because of the video, but I know the kids meant nothing by it, it’s just showing school spirit,” Schroder replied.
VIDEO: https://t.co/pFgrJA1N0Q From :06 to 1:06 you can see a teacher or coach of #CovingtonCatholic leading the teens in a chant– several of the Covington students are in blackface. At this game, black players on the opposing team were verbally abused. pic.twitter.com/gqyNRUjYXD
— Marcus Henry Weber (@MarcusHWeber) January 21, 2019
The video’s surfacing follows a viral video that took to social media recently, where Covington junior Nicholas Sandmann can be seen wearing a MAGA hat while staring at Native American elder Nathan Phillips. The initial story was that Sandmann and other Covington students were harassing Phillips but other videos emerged afterward that showed Covington students and Black Hebrew Israelites confronting one another. Phillips had stepped in to try and diffuse the situation.