I read the letter to Cass Tech football coach Tom Wilcher that is filled with venom and racism.
I however, refuse to believe it is from somebody associated with Catholic Central High School — unless it is some fringe fan — and I refuse to believe it is the sentiment of that school or anybody associated with the football program. The letter is a sad commentary of we have not totally overcome.
If you have not read it, it is making the rounds on twitter and face book. It demeans Cass Tech’s Division I victory over CC and predicts that the mostly black players will end up in jail. It calls CT a DPS holding tank and refers to the low graduation rates of Detroit Public School children.
The letter concludes by saying: “The ghetto warriors had their Saturday, but in life they are losers.”
It was signed by someone who I am certain did not use their real name.
Most people in this community do not think this way, but there are enough who do that prevent us from mending. The guy is obviously ignorant and upset about Cass winning the state title. However, he makes an assumption that all kids from Detroit are losers and don’t care about education and are thugs and thieves.
Dumb bell picked on the wrong school. Cass Tech is not what it used to be but it remains one of the top academic schools in the state. Kids there care about education. They care about going to college and making names for themselves. The list of successful CT alumnus stretches across the country and the list will get longer.
I attended Cass Tech and it was no walk in the park during my three years there. The teachers challenged you. And students challenged each other.
I do not have to defend my school. I just wonder why someone took the time to spew this hatred in a letter? What was the point? Did it make them feel better about CC losing to the Technicians?
My guess is it is some frustrated loser who hates Detroit. They hate black people and they hate seeing a mostly black city school stand on top of the prep football world.