The ABPA stands with Tiffany Mitchell and all players in the pursuit of a respectful, inclusive and safe environment at work, in the community and online. We commend Tiffany and the players for addressing this issue.
Unacceptably, we have witnessed online abuse directed at players in relation to this incident. The ABPA is supporting all players to document and report any online abuse. Racist abuse is abhorrent. People who perpetuate this abuse, whether online or offline, can expect to face consequences.
As organisations, and as individuals, we have the responsibility to identify and call out racism in every space. You can stand with the players and us to call out abuse. When you identify systemic racism and discrimination, work to change it.
The ABPA takes an active role in correcting the issues our players are facing with cultural insensitivities and discrimination in our basketball community.
Collectively, we can set the example and continue to educate and support each other.
Stronger Together – We Got You.
Statement by ABPA CEO, Jacob Holmes