California HS Principal: Chanting ‘USA’ May Have Racist Undertones
February 13, 2013 - 1:40 pm
h/t The Corner
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 While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.”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 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.
This is beyond wearisome. I’ve lived in the Southwest my entire life and attended schools with “large Hispanic student populations” and it has never, ever been deemed racist to be a patriotic American. The officials involved in this should be tossed out on their politically correct you-know-whats for attempting to ascribe racism to the mere presence of a representation of the American flag or chanting “USA”.
Also, if you watch the video, you can see pretty much all of the students participating in the chant, it doesn’t appear that anyone was overcome with the sensitivity that had the administrators reaching for hankies.
What we need to pursue further is the eradication of the inane psychological projection of Messrs. Soumakian and Lipman.