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    Should chanting "USA" be racist?


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    Re: Should chanting "USA" be racist?

    It's incredibly poor taste, but makes for a great story if you slap the racism stamp on it.
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    Re: Should chanting "USA" be racist?

    The racial connotation is fairly obvious. White Texans chanting "USA!" when they score against a mostly-hispanic team... implying that hispanics aren't real Americans.

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    Re: Should chanting "USA" be racist?

    I don't see the connection considering that "American" and "USA" describe nationalities and countries. I'm sure I am simply not liberal enough to feel their pain.
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    Re: Should chanting "USA" be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by efmbman View Post
    I don't see the connection considering that "American" and "USA" describe nationalities and countries. I'm sure I am simply not liberal enough to feel their pain.
    So could you - being completely honest - say that the students came up with this chant with pure intentions? That there was no racism or malice in general when they got together and decided to chant "USA!" when their team scored?

    How would this chant even make sense with two American teams playing against eachother... unless it was a deliberate jab at the competing team members race?

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    Re: Should chanting "USA" be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bonham View Post
    So could you - being completely honest - say that the students came up with this chant with pure intentions? That there was no racism or malice in general when they got together and decided to chant "USA!" when their team scored?

    How would this chant even make sense with two American teams playing against eachother... unless it was a deliberate jab at the competing team members race?
    Nevermind... you're right. I've never seen a more racist incident in all my years.
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    Re: Should chanting "USA" be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by efmbman View Post
    Nevermind... you're right. I've never seen a more racist incident in all my years.
    These students were a complete embarrassment to themselves, their parents, their school, and their team. They deserve the punishment.

    If, even in "all your years", you can't comprehend that... oh well.

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    Re: Should chanting "USA" be racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bonham View Post
    These students were a complete embarrassment to themselves, their parents, their school, and their team. They deserve the punishment.

    If, even in "all your years", you can't comprehend that... oh well.
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    Re: Should chanting "USA" be racist?

    Dang. It's just more Hispanic on Hispanic hysteria. NO ONE wins when that happens.

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    Re: Should chanting "USA" be racist?

    Joe, now you're just being crazy. We've all seen worse forms of racism. Yes, do I think the kids were doing it to put down the most hispanic kids. That one is a little obvious. However, punishing them? Good luck being able to punish them. A lawyer would have a field day with that.

    At the same time if my kids wears an American flag t-shirt on cinco de mayo should he be told to change his shirt? If my son rides his bike with an American flag attached to it, should his school principal not allow him to ride his bike on to school grounds because it might offend some of the latinos in his school? No, he should be allowed to do both. However, that pathetic liberal mentality of this country is starting to go that way. I'm just glad my kid goes to a school that has mostly military families in it so he wont have to deal with that stupidity in the near future.

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