Kids Chanting Go USA?

Gabe Soumakian, Camarillo High, Oxnard Union, Glenn Lipman, San Antonio ISD, Alamo Heights, Alamo Heights chant, Alamo Heights USA,  Edison High School, Leslie PriceOxnard Union High School has a bunch of patriotic students on their hands. God forbid that kids these days might actually love their country. Not that Gabe Soumakian cares:

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 While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.”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.”

We can forgive Cali-land, right? This would never happen in Texas:

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.

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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.

Nevermind. . .

9 thoughts on “Kids Chanting Go USA?

  1. I don’t care how many countries are represented in the schools…the schools are in the USofA and are American schools. The immigrants are here for various reasons, but as long as the are here, they should support the school…or stay home.

  2. This is the United States of America…if I were in school today, I wouldn’t be in school; I’d be in a state of suspended animation for what it’s worth….k

  3. Chances are that the kids in Texas meant their USA chant as a racial slur, but chances are the Hispanic kids did not know that. Chances are that the Hispanic kids’ ancestors go back to being Americans just as long as any kid in Texas.

  4. Oxnard is just outside Port Hueneme SeaBee Base & just up the road a piece from Point Mugu – chances are good the chanters were Navy brats – the lil’ darlins. (My Uncle lived there when he was stationed @ Mugu)

  5. They should be applauded for being patriotic, not chastised for being ‘racist’.

    You have a fine collection of real heros for these youngsters to look up to, the most recent one goes by the name of Clinton Romesha. MOH.

    Patriotism shows the greatest respect to friend and foe alike.

    Come on over here and watch an International Rugby game between England and France, and watch real carnage and emotion come to the fore.

    Yours Aye.

  6. CP: Yup, pass the word.
    Kris: I love your Yogi Berra’sim: “if I were in school today, I wouldn’t be in school.”
    Lou: Hmm. Okay. Don’t tell ‘em.
    Struan: I love Oxnard. If it weren’t in Cali, I would consider retiring there.
    EB: Yes, SGT Clinton Romesha is a true patriot.

  7. I am not surprised this happened in CA because most things are ass-backwards in this state…

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