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Miller's Minute: After racist chants, Elder should take this cue from Walnut Hills girls

Miller's Minute: After racist chants, Elder should take this cue from Walnut Hills girls (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Elder played at La Salle on Friday night, a sellout for a fierce GCL South Rivalry.

It was the Panthers' first league game since some of their fans embarrassed the school with racist chants at St. X last Friday.

Unlike last week in their gym, the fans that showed up for this conference clash were practically silent.

The adults in attendance may have behaved even more improperly last week by not taking any action to stop it until the 3rd quarter, when the abusive chanting had started in the first.

Not yelling much of anything is one way to avoid offending anyone, but perhaps the best way was demonstrated at the girls game on Tuesday at Walnut Hills, when before tipoff they locked arms with the girls from Loveland in a show of solidarity.

Social media has been overun with responses and defenses or excuses for what happened last Friday, and promises for the old "teachable moment."

The best I've seen so far is what these players, and their coaches and schools chose to do to show acceptance and inclusion.

That's a great lesson.

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