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

    U.S. News - Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    A Texas school district has apologized for what some perceived as a racist chant from fans after one of its teams beat a rival in a high school basketball playoff game.

    Alamo Heights High School, which is made up mostly of white students, beat Edison High, which is predominantly Hispanic, in the Region IV-4A championship in San Antonio on Saturday. As Alamo players celebrated the win on the court, a large group of students began cheering “USA! USA!”

    Alamo Heights head coach Andrew Brewer silenced the students as soon as he heard them, according to the San Antonio Express-News.




    Alamo Heights Superintendent Kevin Brown said he has apologized to San Antonio Independent School District officials. As punishment, Alamo Heights students who were involved in the chanting will not be allowed to attend the team’s remaining state title games.

    The San Antonio district on Tuesday also filed a complaint with the University Interscholastic League, the governing body of high school sports in the area.
    Hmmm, I didn't know that the USA consisted of white people only.

    What really burns my blood is that you can not possibly imagine the stuff my daughter has heard playing basketball and running in track meets at predominantly black schools, but MSNBC wouldn't be the least bit interested in a story like that.

    Double standards run amuck.

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

    I'm going to make an educated guess and say that they were shouting "USA" rather than the name of their high school (which is what people normally chant) because they made the assumption that the Hispanic students were not American. I'm also going to make the assumption that people who chant at games consider the subject of their chant superior to the other group.

    With those two educated assumptions, I'm going to conclude that the chant is, indeed, prejudiced and/or racist.

    As for double standards, from your take on the story involving your daughter, it seems that you seem quite horrified about the (apparent) racist things said at those games. However, you've brushed off this story without a thought. That's a double standard as well.

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

    gotta love it
    almost as good at goading as the dukies when carolina arrives to play roundball

    The San Antonio district on Tuesday also filed a complaint with the University Interscholastic League, the governing body of high school sports in the area.
    would love to read the complaint: students chanted USA USA at basketball game

    such a horrible act [/s]
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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Yeah but why would you chant USA if both teams are from the USA? I don't get it.
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    Re: Racist? Texas high school apologizes for fans' 'USA!' chant after basketball game

    Well, it's obvious, isn't it? You chant USA at the other school because you don't believe their students are 'Real Americans'. It's the standard Republican response to hispanics. Post like the OP are also pretty standard in response to incidents like this.
    Last edited by Wiggen; 03-07-12 at 04:32 PM.

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

    First of all, "Hispanic" isn't a race.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    gotta love it
    almost as good at goading as the dukies when carolina arrives to play roundball


    would love to read the complaint: students chanted USA USA at basketball game

    such a horrible act [/s]
    You know what this is about, don't you? But sometimes it serves a purpose to play the victim, just not understanding how anybody could be possibly offended by something this benign.

    You guys continue to crack me up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    First of all, "Hispanic" isn't a race.
    So what?

    We all know why they were chanting USA - even the racists.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    So what?

    We all know why they were chanting USA - even the racists.
    "Hispanic" isn't a race, therefore, it cannot possibly be racist to say "USA, USA" during a game involving Hispanic students.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    "Hispanic" isn't a race, therefore, it cannot possibly be racist to say "USA, USA" during a game involving Hispanic students.
    LOL you're funny. They form an ethnicity made up of different races... so yeah, you can be racist towards them.

    Quit falling for others people's bull**** and use your head.
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