Racism & Discrimination

UpdatedTuesday May 11, 2021 bySue Lucien.

Racism (noun)

rac·ism [ˈrāˌsizəm]

prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.”


Discrimination (noun)

“unfair treatment of one person or group, usually because of prejudice about race, ethnicity, age, religion, or gender”


Recent events have undoubtable given rise for reflection and self-examination as it relates to racism and discrimination.  Sadly, people with these beliefs surround us and are a poison to our communities.  The Baystate Youth Football and Cheerleading Board of Directors (“Baystate”) feel we have a responsibility to do our part to help to eradicate this way of thinking.      

We are incensed and dismayed by the recent loss of life and the fact that racism and discrimination continues to exist in this world and more importantly in our local communities.  Racism and discrimination has no place in our society and Baystate has a zero tolerance policy in place for this reason. 

Each and every associations in the Baystate league is all-inclusive and values ALL of our members, families, children and coaches EQUALLY regardless of our differences (Race, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexuality, etc... ). We ask that you, as part of the Baystate Family, vow to treat those that you meet with kindness, respect, dignity and fairness. 

Please take this opportunity to speak to your children about this very delicate subject, and explain that any action that violates our zero tolerance policy on this issue may result in immediate removal from our programs without further explanation. 

In closing, we ask that you communicate with each other! We cannot make the change until we communicate, support and listen to each other.

- Board of Directors
  Baystate Youth Football and Cheerleading