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Originally posted by seabag
In San Antonio, Texas, students and their school are getting some negative publicity over the audience chanting “USA USA USA” after a high school basketball game. Apparently one of the teams was predominantly Caucasian while the other team was predominately Hispanic. Both teams represent American schools and have American students!!
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A local school district is apologizing after an apparent incident of racism at a boys high school basketball game this past weekend. When the final whistle blew Saturday, Alamo Heights celebrated a convincing victory over San Antonio Edison. Alamo Heights Head Coach Andrew Brewer said he was proud of his team.
"Tremendously proud,” Brewer said. “Tremendously. It's the best group of kids."
But it was just after the trophy presentation when the coach was not proud of the chant coming from Alamo Heights fans.
"USA, USA, USA," they chanted.
OK…sounds like a motivated crowd at an American sporting event, right!
San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant as a racial insult to a school with all minority players from a school with mostly white ones.
On the KSAT 12 Defenders Facebook page, Santos Villarreal's post reads “this has to stop.”
SAISD Spokeswoman Leslie Price heard about the incident after it had happened.
"This is very disrespectful to our students,” Price said.
The coach, school principle and the entire school district have made public apologies for the chants of “USA USA”. What is wrong with us as a country? Has PC completely eaten our brains?? This blows my mind.
What say you? Was this outrageous or insulting behavior?
I disagree. Assumptions are rarely based on anything "petty." They are usually based upon previous experience and knowledge.
Originally posted by DavidWillts
I think this type of racist behavior is taught by professional athletes. I tried to watch the Superbowl once...ONCE. It was all fun until they brought someone out and started singing the national anthem. It really felt like they were just screaming "I am American and i want to kill you" at me. I am 1/4 Indian so naturally i was offended, i was thinking what is this Nazi Germany?
I don't even leave the house on the fourth of July, it just feels like America sets that day aside to hate everyone. The behavior of these racist little monsters is really just a sign of the times.
Originally posted by Nucleardiver
Originally posted by seabag
Originally posted by RealSpoke
I'm sure the kids chanted it in a racial way. No one chants USA for no reason at a sports game.
It was disrespectful. People get too serious over competition and take the fun out of it
This Politically Correct world some would like us to conform to is disturbing to me. This is America and chanting USA should never be frowned upon regardless who it offends. What happened to the first amendment?
Political Correctness is code for anti-first amendment, plain and simple.
Originally posted by popsmayhem
This is not racism.
If they were chanting *mexicans suck* OK
that would be racist.
All they were saying was USA USA USA
If people can not except that, then so be it...
edit on 8-3-2012 by popsmayhem because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by seabag[/i
I guess I’m just surprised that chanting “USA USA USA” ANYWHERE in America could be frowned upon.