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A Texas school district has filed a complaint alleging that students from a rival school engaged in racism by chanting “USA, USA” at a basketball game. The students involved in the incident were reprimanded and forced to apologize.
The San Antonio Independent School District filed the complaint with the University Interscholastic League, the governing body for athletics in Texas. They allege that students at Alamo Heights High School began chanting “USA, USA” after they defeated Edison High School to win a region basketball championship.
Edison’s team is predominantly Hispanic, said Leslie Price, a spokesperson for the San Antonio ISD.
“The implication as they are not American citizens,” Price told Fox News. “We understand competiveness and rivalry, but you need to choose your words and think about the meaning behind them.” Price said she believes the “USA, USA” chant was racially motivated.
Originally posted by n00bUK
They werent doing it to be patriotic, they were been racist.
Originally posted by theubermensch
Dont be ludicrous.
Also there is a thread on this.
Originally posted by OmegaLogos
Alamo Heights Superintendent Dr. Kevin Brown also apologized for the chant.
Now what was that chant ...
"USA, USA, USA," they chanted.
And Dr Brown went on to say ...
"We just hope that people know that that's not who we are and we're not going to let it happen again," Brown said.
Okayyyyyyyyyyy! So is that code for "High schools in the USA are not part of the USA?"!
Personal Disclosure: If that IS the case then maybe a discussion on the ...
Pledge of Allegiance (USA) [wiki]
Congressional sessions open with the recital of the Pledge, as do government meetings at local levels, and meetings held by many private organizations. It is also commonly recited in school at the beginning of every school day, although the Supreme Court has ruled on several occasions that students cannot be compelled to recite the Pledge, or punished for not doing so.
... would be in order!
edit on 7-3-2012 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to fix failed quote bbcode.