Covington Catholic High School is taking serious heat after activists exposed it as the prep school responsible for the mob of teenagers in MAGA hats who harassed and mocked a Native American veteran at the Indigenous People’s March in Washington D.C. In fact, someone was so angry about it that they somehow managed to change the Google listing for the school to “Covington Catholic White Male Entitlement High School.”
The Wikipedia page for the Covington Catholic School has been labeled a “White Male Entitlement High School,” so that is what turns-up with a Google search… pic.twitter.com/K8892F61IM
— Peter Sylwester (@ptrdo) January 19, 2019
The school located in Park Hills, Kentucky, some 500 miles away from the nation’s capital, reportedly bussed in the students with the goal of protesting abortion. The video of the gaggle of young white faces jeering Mr. Nathan Phillips and making racist gestures and noises as he performed a traditional ceremony of the Omaha Nation has sparked widespread outrage.
People are now spreading Covington Catholic’s contact information and urging the public to condemn the school for both sending the boys to the protest and for allowing such toxic, racist, and bullying behavior in their students. Since many of the teens are likely under the age of 18, many are placing the blame for their behavior squarely on the shoulders of their parents and their educators.
This is happening in 2019. Appalled & enraged doesn’t BEGIN to cover it. These young men r part of an allegedly spiritual group, #CovingtonCatholic school. Where are their teachers, their elders? I give elder #NathanPhillips, a Vietnam Vet & Omaha elder, my respect & gratitude. https://t.co/0Duz1T18F6
— Jennifer Beals (@jenniferbeals) January 19, 2019
The internet hero who made the highly appropriate change to Covington Catholic’s name has not yet revealed themself or their methods, though it was probably done by editing the school’s Wikipedia page. The listing has been changed back to simply “Covington Catholic High School,” but not before half of Twitter grabbed screenshots.
The prep school has yet to comment on the racist, intimidating behaviors of this group of students, instead opting to lock down their social pages as people flood them with condemnations and requests for comment. Nathan Phillips has already spoken out about the harassment he endured, and people are working to raise funds for him and for Omaha Nation.
For those asking how you can offer support to leksi Nathan Phillips (the native man in this viral video), a friend of mine reached out to his daughter Alethea and they said this is the BEST WAY you can support him right now! Please donate to his PayPal and support this elder! pic.twitter.com/PR5LOiJFfd
— Mahpiyatowiŋ ☁️ (@Mahpiyathowin) January 19, 2019
People on Twitter are also sharing their letters/emails to Covington Catholic expressing their displeasure with a school that produces such awful people.
— ⚡️PotterMom⚡️ (@NorCalNic) January 19, 2019
this is a letter that I wrote to the principal of #CovingtonCatholic feel free to use it as a template for your own messages! Principal Rowe can be reached at [email protected] pic.twitter.com/BHCRSOvEq5
— Adi ? (@yvesssainthazza) January 19, 2019
I'm sickened by what I've seen. MAGA-hatted racists must be dealt swift and severe consequences. Here's my email to the school these racists attend.#NathanPhillips #CovingtonCatholic pic.twitter.com/erwR3BBIVd
— Mike Figueroa (@mclassdesigns) January 19, 2019
— Shasta Bluestocking (@shastableus) January 19, 2019
Here is the email I sent Principal Robert Rowe at [email protected], seeking accountability for the racism from his students.
— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) January 19, 2019
Unless they want to be known as Covington Catholic White Male Entitlement High School forever, they’d better be drafting up a real contrite apology. No wonder #ExposeChristianSchools has been trending.