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Thursday, March 8, 2012

High school's chant of 'USA! USA!' deemed racist???

I must be missing something here. I know there are certain terms that some have ‘deemed’ racist but when did USA become one of them?

I’ve heard it often at sporting events and not once have I sensed anything racial about it, nor had anyone else.

The other team may have taken it as taunting but how does race get thrown in.

I would be willing to wager that had the reverse occurred no one would be charging racism.

We will never achieve Dr King’s dream as long as there are those who take offense at anything said!

I’m really kind of confused as to why some terms are so offensive in the first place. I’ve been called boy, white man, whitey, cracker, honky and frankly none of them bother me.

Things like that only bother you if you let them. But in the black community, and I hope that doesn’t offend anyone, there are some who make their living off of stirring up racial division.

It’s their business, they create organizations and speak through bullhorns to that end, and rake in the cash hand over fist!

Racial incident mars high school game

  • School district, students apologize

Author: Brian Mylar, Published On: Mar 05 2012 06:25:45 PM CST

A local school district is apologizing after an apparent incident of racism at a boys high school basketball game this past weekend.

When the final whistle blew Saturday, Alamo Heights celebrated a convincing victory over San Antonio Edison.

Alamo Heights Head Coach Andrew Brewer said he was proud of his team.

"Tremendously proud,” Brewer said. “Tremendously. It's the best group of kids."

But it was just after the trophy presentation when the coach was not proud of the chant coming from Alamo Heights fans.

"USA, USA, USA," they chanted.

San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant as a racial insult to a school with all minority players from a school with mostly white ones.

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