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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    This whole thing is about people being overly sensitive. The phrase USA should not be able to be construed as racist. If the other teams are Americans, then what is there to be offended by?

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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    You're right. I made an assumption, as I stated in the second post of the thread. It's an educated assumption based on what normally occurs at sporting events and the ethnic/racial makeup of the teams. My assumption, based on those two factors, is much more likely than the assumption that they did not imply that the Hispanics were not American.
    This has nothing to do with what I've said. I see we've gotten to the part of the discussion where you start talking to me as if I've made a bigger issue of this than I have.
    You hold yourself out to be an authority when in reality you can only speak of your interpretation as we all do. I am not suggesting that you are making this out to be bigger in any fashion at all. I am sharing my perspective which will accepted, rejected or ignored. Comment on it if you so desire.

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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    This whole thing is about people being overly sensitive. The phrase USA should not be able to be construed as racist. If the other teams are Americans, then what is there to be offended by?
    I agree with you and Bubba on this. It's not racist, and people are being a bit too over-sensitive imho.

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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    You hold yourself out to be an authority when in reality you can only speak of your interpretation as we all do.
    That's your perception of what I am doing. However, in actuality, I have stated clearly multiple times that I am making an assumption which is the opposite of holding myself as an authority.

    I am not suggesting that you are making this out to be bigger in any fashion at all. I am sharing my perspective which will accepted, rejected or ignored. Comment on it if you so desire.
    When you talk about "fatal blows" and such when neither I nor anyone else has made the situation in OP out to be anything even close to that dramatic, then you are implying that I and others are making it worse than it is.

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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    That's your perception of what I am doing. However, in actuality, I have stated clearly multiple times that I am making an assumption which is the opposite of holding myself as an authority.
    No

    When you talk about "fatal blows" and such when neither I nor anyone else has made the situation in OP out to be anything even close to that dramatic, then you are implying that I and others are making it worse than it is
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    ^^^^^^
    Discussing linguistic mechanics is nothing more than a waste of time.


    Should you further wish to discuss the issues I would enjoy your thoughts and perspective.

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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    No
    Yes. It's funny how you're willing to tell other people what they're doing, but quickly let others know that what they say is only mere perception.

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    ^^^^^^
    Discussing linguistic mechanics is nothing more than a waste of time.


    Should you further wish to discuss the issues I would enjoy your thoughts and perspective.
    No thank you. Your deflections say it all.

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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Yes. It's funny how you're willing to tell other people what they're doing, but quickly let others know that what they say is only mere perception.
    I have no idea what your are talking about.


    No thank you. Your deflections say it all
    I have deflected nothing. I have been straightforward with my views.

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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    I would have to agree with TPD. If they were chanting their school it would be quite clear their intent. Chanting USA instead, makes it "seem" rude to the losing team due to their ethnicity. Which is stupid, and profiling due to race.

    Sigh.

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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    I have no idea what your are talking about.

    I have deflected nothing. I have been straightforward with my views.
    I thought we were done.

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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    This what occurred, some student members who were in the stands stated USA USA. They were reprimanded and the other team received an apology. It really is that simple.

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