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    Re: NCAA tournament: Southern Mississippi apologizes for “Where’s your green card?” c

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    I was stupid enough to have Duke winning it all in one of my brackets, so yeah. Not good, My dad had Mizzou going all the way too lol. Great day for upsets, who would have thought two 2's would fall
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    Re: NCAA tournament: Southern Mississippi apologizes for “Where’s your green card?” c

    As a K-State student, I probably have a bias but I was shocked at this type of behavior. I'm glad they apologized. There's that Mississippi education that Puerto Ricans aren't citizens!
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    Re: NCAA tournament: Southern Mississippi apologizes for “Where’s your green card?” c

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    So a drunk college killed yelled something offensive to an opposing team at a sporting event?

    Come on. This is silly. I've heard much, much worse cheers before. I know it's cliche and i'm gonna get flak for this, but this is just over-sensitivity to race issues. Perhaps the over-sensitivity is well-founded, given our-not-too-distant historical record on the matter, but it's over-sensitivity nonetheless.

    On the court the kid handled it well, a good example as to how all collegiate athletes should deal with such jeering - by coolly brushing it off as just some silly taunting from some likely drunk opposing fans and not make a big deal out of it.

    Pity not everybody has been able to handle it so well...
    Well, unless Southern Miss band is really lax on it's rules, I doubt the kids chanting this were drunk. I don't really disagree, though, that we can be too sensitive. The guys who were chanting this were maybe just trying to get under the player's skin and get him flustered (though I have a hard time imagining what makes this acceptable to say for some people). Still, the fact that it was band members that did this makes them (sort of) representatives for the school, so the school was right to apologize and the band members should be, at least, kicked out of the band.

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    Re: NCAA tournament: Southern Mississippi apologizes for “Where’s your green card?” c

    Why are people even remotely shocked that a university in the home of the Red Shirts would chant out racist slurs?
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    Re: NCAA tournament: Southern Mississippi apologizes for “Where’s your green card?” c

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    NCAA tournament: Southern Mississippi apologizes for “Where’s your green card?” chant - The Early Lead - The Washington Post

    Ok, unlike the high school kids chanting "USA", this is objectively offensive. There's a video of the incident at the (forthcoming) link. It's bad enough that students would say this, but you'd hope members of the band would be more disciplined than this. They should be embarrassed.
    It's one thing to be offensive, it's quite another to be offensive and reveal yourself to be completely ignorant at the same time. That's what happened here.
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