"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
I've already shown that last year against this very same school, another team's fans chanted "USA" and "Arizona" (the state with the infamous law). My guess is that a lot of those kids were from Arizona, because we're all playing dumb, right?
Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Again, I could be wrong - show me a credible source definition that doesn't say something like "some people use the term", etc.
The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.
During a history course, whether it was in college or high school, my instructors taught about Racism in the US throughout the Revolutionary War, up until the Civil Rights Movement. The use of the term Racism, was used generally to describe how the establishment treated the myriad of ethnicities that were found in the US. They range from Irish to Polish to African to Chinese to South Americans to Russians and to Native Americans, and so forth.
Some times racism refers to specific races, but sometimes it refers to a certain ethnic group. Such as Native Americans; there used to be hundreds, if not thousands, of different tribes. Each with their own specific language and culture. But my instructors would use the term racism to illustrate the bigotry that Americans had against Native Americans. Further illustrating the point, my instructors would point out that Americans believed that they were superior because the color of their skin was lighter than everyone elses.
So you see, in practice the term Racism is not used only to refer to races, but also different ethnic groups, and also discrimination by skin color (quite different from race specifically). But, of course, that's if your willing to accept my anecdotal references.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Race | Define Race at Dictionary.com
1.a group of persons related by common descent or heredity.
2.a population so related.
3.Anthropology a.any of the traditional divisions of humankind, the commonest being the caucasian, Mongoloid, and Negro, characterized by supposedly distinctive and universal physical characteristics: no longer in technical use.
3 b.an arbitrary classification of modern humans, sometimes, especially formerly, based on any or a combination of various physical characteristics, as skin color, facial form, or eye shape, and now frequently based on such genetic markers as blood groups.
3c.a human population partially isolated reproductively from other populations, whose members share a greater degree of physical and genetic similarity with one another than with other humans.
4.a group of tribes or peoples forming an ethnic stock: the Slavic race.
5.any people united by common history, language, cultural traits, etc.: the Dutch race.
6.the human race or family; humankind: Nuclear weapons pose a threat to the race.
7.Zoology . a variety; subspecies.
8.a natural kind of living creature: the race of fishes.
9.any group, class, or kind, especially of persons: Journalists are an interesting race.
Race - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Definition of RACE
1: a breeding stock of animals
2 a : a family, tribe, people, or nation belonging to the same stock b : a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristics
3 a : an actually or potentially interbreeding group within a species; also : a taxonomic category (as a subspecies) representing such a group b : breed c : a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits
So as I was saying the anthropology versions are not the only ones used nor are they even the common one used in today's world.
So your dispute is a futile one.
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It is overly sensitive and political correctness gone crazy to think chanting "USA, USA, USA" is racist. Even if the opponent high school were all illegal immigrants (although that is a possibility) there is no way that chant is racist. Although, it may be patriotic (is that bad according to the self-appointed, and somewhat fascist, PC police?).
CARLOS FUENTES, ALAMO HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: Whatever the chant is, I mean, you can always find something negative about it. And I do believe that at the very core of the chant, the beginning students, I believe they meant it in an offensive way, but that the rest of the audience that caught on for the few short minutes that it happened didn't mean it in that sense, didn't mean it in any way except, We're so excited that we won, you know, just ecstatic students... I've heard it at other games. We even chanted it the majority of our games. The Lake Travis game, which is a school that is predominantly Caucasian, much in the same way that Alamo Heights is. We chanted it there. We chanted it at the Edison game. And it's just -- it's almost like a basketball tradition.
According to one student's account, the chant was not entirely racist because it's been heard at many other games and it was not a one-time thing that was directed at Edison on Saturday night.
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."