FOX5: County’s Human Relations Commission to meet on tortilla-throwing controversy

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The county’s Human Relations Commission announced Friday that it will hold a special meeting next week in response to outrage over tortillas being flung at a largely Latino team after it lost a championship basketball game at Coronado High School.

The National Hispanic Media Coalition released a statement Friday demanding a “transparent investigation” by the Coronado Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the June 19 incident.

“NHMC also demands accountability from everyone responsible for this attack and that actions are taken immediately,” the coalition said.

Brenda Victoria Castillo, coalition president and CEO, said what happened is “a prime example of how hate and racism is taught and embedded into the fabric of our culture.”

“We must do better to teach our children that these discriminatory assaults will not be tolerated,” Castillo added.