Texas Sports Anchor Speaks Out Against Racist Behavior From Fans At Games
via USA Today
This week Dale Hansen of WFAA-TV of Dallas/Fort Worth gave a powerful talk on air expressing his disappointment in a group of young fans who held up a sign saying “White Power” at a basketball game in Flower Mound, Texas.
Hansen, who previously defended Michael Sam in a similar on-air talk, begins speaking about the incident, then ties in the history of the town before speaking about his own experiences growing up.
“The one black family [my father] knew were good people; all the others he didn’t know, they were the bad people,” Hansen says. “The ignorance in that reasoning if you think about it long enough will twist your mind and it twisted mine.
“Kids have to be taught to hate, and it’s our parents and grandparents and our teachers and coaches too who teach us to hate. Kids become the product of that environment. I was and they are.”