Students Told to Stop ‘USA!’ Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas ~> Video




Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting “U.S.A! U.S.A!” and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.”

Oxnard Union School District superintendent Gabe Soumakian told Fox News Radio that “we need to pursue this further” and “work with teachers and students and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency.” Soumakian and Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman felt that the students’ actions might have had racist undertones since the schools have large Hispanic student populations.

“We wanted to make sure [their actions weren't] racially motivated, and I told the kids I just want to be sensitive to the feelings of everybody,” Lipman said. “If we’re doing it for patriotism, that’s fine. But if we’re doing it for something else that’s racially motivated, I’m not going to allow that.”

But the students deny any racial element to their chants. “We’ve done it always,” one student said. “It’s something we do. It’s the same group of friends. We’re all very patriotic.” The four students gained support from their peers: More than 100 students gathered by the school’s flagpole the following morning to protest in patriotic clothing. More

8 comments:

  1. Any educator that tries to dampen a students enthusiasm for this amazing country that we live in, should be required to go volunteer in a 3rd world country for 2 years. Then maybe they will have an appreciation for what we have here.

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  2. That'll teach the kids to either be good little commie's, or quite in their view of liberty.... Oh how State controlled eduction is so good for the collective....

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  3. More twisted nonsense from your Public Indoctrination.....I mean....Education System.

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  4. isnt this the usa if u dont like it get over it

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  5. Who cares if it offends Mexicans...This is America and if that offens them they can go back to their beloved Mexico ...This PC shit has gone to far.

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  6. those in charge of that school system should all be replaces this is the U S A it is great that these kids are so proud of it more should be and the school should support them

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  7. What country are we living in here? If the Mexicans are offended go home, THIS IS THE USA !

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  8. I guarantee you if the students were chanting Viva la Mexico, not a damn thing would of happened!!! Zero, zip, zilch, nada, niente!!!!

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