Students at a Kentucky Catholic school who were involved in a video showing them mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a Washington rally could potentially face expulsion, according to the diocese.
A group of boys surrounded a Native-American man who was beating a drum while singing the American Indian Movement song that's used in a ceremony to send the spirits home.
This MAGA loser gleefully bothering a Native American protestor at the Indigenous Peoples March.
Phillips also faced racial discrimination in 2015 when he said Eastern Michigan University students were dressed up in feathers with their faces painted, mocking the elder leader.
The young people in the video have been identified as students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. A school calendar for Covington Catholic shows that students were planning on being in Washington, D.C. on January 18 and 19 for the March for Life, an anti-abortion event.
"I respect this person's right to protest and engage in free speech activities, and I support his chanting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial any day of the week".
As the teenagers began to attack the Black Israelites - and Phillips noted that the Black Israelites also began to say "some harsh things" in retaliation and self-defense - Phillips made a spur of the moment decision to intervene and prevent the situation from escalating further. "This is indigenous land, you're not supposed to have walls here".
It was spring of 2015, Phillips told Fox 2's Dave Spencer he was mocked by a group of Eastern Michigan University students participating in a Native American theme party. "He played his drum the entire time he was in my face". "I was just going to walk by", Phillips said.
"I am being called every name in the book, including a racist, and I will not stand for this mob-like character assassination of my family's name", wrote Mr Sandmann, who added that he and his parents have received death threats.
Covington officials could not be reached for comment Monday.
"Condemning the actions of the students towards Philips and Native Americans in general, they said, We extend our deepest apologies to Mr Philip". The teenagers were filmed and went viral as they jeered at Phillips while he sang a native chant and beat a drum. "To be honest, I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me". He said social media criticism of the students "didn't match what I knew about these students, which is that they are of the highest character".