- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 19, 2016

Former San Francisco Giants all-star Barry Bonds is calling on his daughter’s posh Los Angeles prep school to suspend a group of white students seen rapping the N-word in a YouTube video.

“I am sad that i had to see this at my daughters school. #Racism #Fixit #Suspension,” Mr. Bonds, now the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins, tweeted Tuesday.

His daughter Aisha attends the exclusive Brentwood School in west Los Angeles, which has a yearly tuition cost of $37,725, the New York Daily News reported.

Mr. Bonds’ tweet linked to a video posted Monday by Brentwood Students Against Racism, which showed a clip of white kids in Hawaiian attire singing along to A$AP Ferg’s song “Dump Dump.”

A Change.org petition demanding Brentwood take action against the students reached nearly 600 signatures by noontime Thursday.

Mr. Bonds’ ex-wife, Elizabeth Bonds, signed the petition, writing, “Is this what $40k worth of private education gets you? I am extremely embarrassed that my daughter is a current junior at this school and has been here since kindergarten. I can’t even speak. I blame the parents of these children. SMH.”

Brentwood School officials said they are taking the situation very seriously.

Brentwood School is dealing with the impact of a video showing several students at a non-school party, singing lyrics that are offensive and inconsistent with our core values. We are investigating this insensitive behavior, will address the situation directly, and will respond seriously,” they said in a statement issued Wednesday, the Daily News reported.

“In addition, we will do more. We will reflect on our response as a school administration and identify what Brentwood School can do better in the future to help all of our students understand the harm that this type of conduct causes to themselves, to others, and to the community,” the statement said.


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