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Rodrick Rhodes and Cordia subject of new documentary on racism in high school basketball


In 2013, the Cordia High School basketball team and its head coach, former Kentucky Wildcat Rodrick Rhodes, found themselves victims of racism and hate-mongering as they vied for the state title. That story is the subject of a new docuseries by Uproxx entitled “Us Against The World,” which debuts September 19:

The trailer is a little jarring, so here’s some background. Rhodes took the job at Cordia in 2011 and in February 2013, two players on his team, Canadians Emmanuel Owootoah and Marlon King, were tagged in Facebook and Twitter photos depicting a noose and a flag burning. Both were also the subject of “USA!” chants at games, which may seem harmless until you consider the social media posts and that their guardians reported multiple attacks on the boys, including gunshots at their door.

In May 2016, Rhodes was removed as coach after the program was slapped with several KHSAA sanctions for violations ranging from recruiting to providing illegal benefits to players. Earlier that year, Cordia won its first ever All “A” Basketball Championship.

The 10-episode docuseries will debut September 19 on Watchable, a streaming service. Something tells me it will get people talking.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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2 responses to “Rodrick Rhodes and Cordia subject of new documentary on racism in high school basketball”

  1. MasterBurglar

    I will be watching.

  2. Luether

    Sounds like just more left wing sanctimony and hysteria…