Utah Bus Driver Who Dragged Biracial Teen By His Backpack Claims He Can’t Be Racist Because His ‘Dog Is Black’

I’ll take “Dumbest Sentiments Literally Ever” for $400, Alex.

The answer? DAILY DOUBLE.

The mother of a mixed-race 14-year-old boy is naming a school bus driver in West Point, Utah, in a civil lawsuit after video surfaced of the man dragging her child several feet by his backpack.

Brenda Mayes, the plaintiff, says her son was being targeted by the color of his skin and that it was a miracle he did not die.

The bus driver, John Naisbitt, who has a history of misconduct against minority students, has yet to suffer any consequences.

Naisbitt was asked:

“Would you say you’re racist?”

He responded with:

“Not at all.  I mean, look at my dog, he’s as black as can be.”

We are so confused and upset by that “defense” that it took us three gifs to accurately express.

The good news is, the public is on Mayes’ side.

78-year-old Naisbitt is facing some serious consequences.

The school district issued an official statement to CNN:

When issues of discrimination are raised at any time, they are investigated thoroughly.

The Davis School District takes any claims of racial discrimination seriously and does not tolerate any form of racial discrimination in our schools.

The bus driver has since been fired.


Here’s a pro tip: the color of your dog’s fur does not determine the extent of your racism.