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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I did not say you used the word racism, CC. Merely, I attack the notion that chanting "USA" during a game involving Hispanics is racist, because being Hispanic isn't a race, but a culture. I wish people in general would use this word correctly, instead of adding more meanings to it, incorrectly.

    I disagree that I'm using a very specific definition; there are numerous websites I read in addition to the Wikipedia website that agreed and elaborated on this. In fact, I think a thread should be made on this to shed more light on this issue.
    I'm just telling you Wake... right or wrong, the term is commonly used to describe prejudice towards ethnicities, too.
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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    For what I have read this was not a game of Mexico against USA. They were all Americans! So what's the problem of chanting USA USA?

    A storm in a teacup, that's all it is, in my opinion

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I'm just telling you Wake... right or wrong, the term is commonly used to describe prejudice towards ethnicities, too.
    Then I'll take that into consideration.

    I want to see a good discussion on this [Starts typing one up].

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Sounds like de facto segregation rather than de jure.
    Gerrymandering has little to do with this.
    not true
    in my community - after a federal judge ruled the system now 'unitary' [it wasn't] the schools are re-segregated
    in many there are NO white students. in a community where whites are in the majority
    we have gerrymandered the attendance lines, just as we have gerrymandered the political districts
    this re-segregation did not happen by chance
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    But the real question is why are you chanting USA, when both schools are in the USA? Do you really think they were cheering "Hooray, everybody! Great job!" like it was the Special Olympics or something?

    I don't know that I'd ascribe their intent as racial. Probably kids that grew up watching Rocky IV and think it's a cool and appropriate thing to cheer. Or something. Either way, I'd say they're banned for being complete ****ing morons. Which they probably deserved.
    I agree that they're intent was possibly to make the other team feel uncomfortable, and not the right thing to do. I am in high school, and trust me, there are a lot of people that do stupid things and a lot of people that are stupid. No body knows their "real" intentions

    I look at it as, I wonder if somebody actual got upset over this? If they did, its their fault for being so sensitive that the name of the country which THEY LIVE IN offends them. I feel like this shouldn't even be a problem

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

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Why don't you start a thread? I wouldn't have heard about this USA chant if it hadn't been posted on here, and likewise with your story. It's up to you.
    I think it's pretty obvious what the response would be...."that's horrible...they should be prosecuted for a hate crime".
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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    For what I have read this was not a game of Mexico against USA. They were all Americans! So what's the problem of chanting USA USA?

    A storm in a teacup, that's all it is, in my opinion
    If they were all Americans why WOULD they chant "USA, USA"?
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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Why don't you start a thread? I wouldn't have heard about this USA chant if it hadn't been posted on here, and likewise with your story. It's up to you.
    Well I'll tell ya why...because I dont need to. Ive seen it played out here enough times to know what will happen. It will devolve within 15 threads to omigosh the white people are complaining about how 'unfair' everything is, mixed in liberally with "just because these people did that doesnt mean everyone does that (no ****...but then why the incessant creation of ANY of the 'racism' threads?). It is predictable...but enough to point out the reality...there are people that LOOK for 'racism' in JOKES for Gods sake that will never give this kind of thing a second look.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by andrew View Post
    I agree that they're intent was possibly to make the other team feel uncomfortable, and not the right thing to do. I am in high school, and trust me, there are a lot of people that do stupid things and a lot of people that are stupid. No body knows their "real" intentions

    I look at it as, I wonder if somebody actual got upset over this? If they did, its their fault for being so sensitive that the name of the country which THEY LIVE IN offends them. I feel like this shouldn't even be a problem
    Ummm... no, that's not why they got upset, IF they got upset. They got upset because another team was being offensive, rudely chanting "USA, USA", implying that because they were Hispanic, they were not American.
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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    If they were all Americans why WOULD they chant "USA, USA"?

    From the United States of America, that's what i meant!

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