North Carolina coach resigns over racist video; says players, friends gave him OK to use N-word

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An assistant football coach at a North Carolina high school has resigned after making racist comments on Instagram.

News outlets report John Hoskins resigned over the weekend from his post at Knightdale High School. WTVD-TV reports. Hoskins, who is white, posted a now-deleted video to Instagram in which he said “white power” and the N-word.

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Hoskins told the station Tuesday that “just to set the record, I’m not a racist.”

He says his black friends have given him the OK to use the word, as have players on the majority-black team that he coached. He says he posted the video and used the slur while caught up in celebrating the team’s win against Corinth Holders High last week.

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The video was shared with administrators before Hoskins deleted it.

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