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Texas high school apologizes after USA chant is deemed racist
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Posted on 03/07/2012 7:16:09 AM PST by raccoonradio

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.

On the KSAT 12 Defenders Facebook page, Santos Villarreal’s post reads “this has to stop.”


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KEYWORDS: alamoheights; chant; immigration; mexicofirst; mexiconorte; racebaiting; racist; sanantonio
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Video here. From that: "the students who did the chant have to apologize and have been banned from the state's title games"
1 posted on 03/07/2012 7:16:15 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Did they play the National anthem before the game? If so, how is that any different from the “USA” cheer after the game?


2 posted on 03/07/2012 7:18:28 AM PST by circlecity
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To: raccoonradio

Please tell me this is a joke.....even if it isn’t.


3 posted on 03/07/2012 7:19:15 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: raccoonradio

Barbra Streisand!


4 posted on 03/07/2012 7:19:15 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: circlecity

Yes. You watch, that’ll be next to go.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 7:20:07 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

These miscreants should be sent to re-education camps for intense reprogramming.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 7:20:33 AM PST by fhayek
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To: raccoonradio

I wish all of the politically correctophiles would just F* Off!


7 posted on 03/07/2012 7:20:33 AM PST by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: raccoonradio

I don’t know which is worse: deeming the “USA” chant as racist or the stupidity of apologizing.

What’s next, banning the flag and national anthem?

The heros of the Alamo are puking in their graves.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 7:20:51 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: raccoonradio

When they put something like this on our kids, it is the beginning of the destruction of our country. Hopefully, the kids and their parents will stand up against this.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 7:21:36 AM PST by RC2
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To: raccoonradio
Since the losing school wasn't from a foreign country ordinarily I'd say the USA chant was in poor taste.

But since there seems to be such a strong feeling of pride for another country among a certain demographic in that neck of the woods I'd be inclined to cut the kids from Alamo Heights a break.

10 posted on 03/07/2012 7:21:43 AM PST by skeeter
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To: raccoonradio
"San Antonio Independent School District officials are" committed socialists and determined to continue, nay .. expedite the destruction of key threads in the fabric of America.

I sincerely hope a group of USA USA USA parents and patriot citizens cry out against these traitors.

11 posted on 03/07/2012 7:22:31 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: raccoonradio

12 posted on 03/07/2012 7:22:46 AM PST by Zakeet (Obozo is to competent as an Etch-A-Sketch is to art)
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Look what happened in Texas. Howie Carr ping. Yikes.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 7:23:19 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

WHAT? Was the other team from another country? Why is chanting USA racist? I don’t get it. Did the other team have a lot of illegal immigrants? Is this political correctness gone wild? ???


14 posted on 03/07/2012 7:24:16 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: raccoonradio
"the students who did the chant have to apologize and have been banned from the state's title games"

That is a pretty clear cut example of gov't drones violating students first amendment rights. If students are allowed to cheer at the basketball game - then they can't be stopped from chanting USA.

15 posted on 03/07/2012 7:25:23 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: knarf

I would pull my kid off the team before he would apologize and I would ask for the firing of the person that requested that they apologize.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 7:25:42 AM PST by RC2
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To: raccoonradio

A perfect example of the morality or Altruism. I am so tired of people apologizing for our success and greatness. If we should not be proud of our country then no one should.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 7:26:00 AM PST by albionin
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To: raccoonradio

Stuff P.C.!....Ridiculous!


18 posted on 03/07/2012 7:27:30 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: RC2

Being indoctrinated at the earlist age possible. We are seeing the end of our society. Welcome to USSA!


19 posted on 03/07/2012 7:27:49 AM PST by Busko
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To: raccoonradio

from KSAT facebook

>>I’m embarassed for you Ksat, and “disturbed”(can I use your word?) that you would produce such a horribly biased report as the Heights vs Edison basketball game incident.
They didn’t cover any of the insulting being done by Edison, there were posters, people saying Alamo Whites, etc. Then they go and report about “USA!” Which would have to be thought about in a very weird way to become insulting.

>> If Edison was also making racially insensitive comments, then yes, it should be reported, and shame on KSAT for not doing so. However, two wrongs don’t make a right. Shouting “USA” is of course not insulting, but consider the context. Why else would a team (or more specifically, its fans) chant that when playing a team from the same country? I know only a handful of students can ruin the reputation of a school, but those students deserve to be punished.

>>I sent this to your reporter who reported about Alamo Heights being “racist”

Hello,

I am a current student at Alamo Heights, and I would like to discuss the story on how Alamo Heights chanting “USA” is racist. If you haven’t already checked your video comments on the KSAT12 page, most comments, if not mainly, said that this is not racist at all. Yes, our school consists of mainly of whites, but that does not make us racist. What is wrong with being proud of our country? We have shouted it out at other games against WHITE teams and at pep rallies, and it is in not being racist towards anyone. I am white and my best friend happens to be a Hispanic. We are all Americans are we not? We should not be calling the whole community of Alamo Heights racist, when it was only three students starting the chant, and one of them being Hispanic. You also forgot to explain in your news story that Edison chanted Alamo Whites. It seems odd that you only told half of the story of what actually happened. Edison also made a rude remark about one of our paralyzed students, Eddie Moreno, calling him “retarded.” We are not the only ones guilty in the matter of racism. I think you need to air another story showing the other half of the story. It would be much appreciated by the Alamo Heights community and school system.

Sincerely,
Sage Novosad-Talley


20 posted on 03/07/2012 7:28:48 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

http://www.facebook.com/KSAT12?sk=wall


21 posted on 03/07/2012 7:30:16 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Any minute now, they’re going to object to the name “Alamo.”
Which the USA is beginning to resemble, in the sense of being the site of a defeat.
Except men were heroes and resisted to the uttermost at the Alamo.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 7:33:55 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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To: raccoonradio

WOW! Appease the minorities, probably mostly illegal drug running gang members anyways. Maybe they should chant MEXICO in Texas, this is sickening, is there another country on Earth that is so politically correct as America? Seriously. WTF.

Someone should organize a patriotic mob to go to these games and chant USA until these kids are allowed to play, ridiculous.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 7:38:30 AM PST by IamCenny
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To: raccoonradio

every thing is racist to those that only see race..ie: democrats....that is disgusting, if I had a kid on that team he would not apologize and I would back him up 100%...My poor daughter was the only girl I had and she had 4 older brothers. When she progressed to high school, she had a lot to overcome with some teachers...the boys were respectful, but had been brought up to think for themselves and they would say NO and take the punishment instead when it came to stupid stuff.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 7:38:38 AM PST by goat granny
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To: raccoonradio

I would take this as students taking a shot at political correctness or just cheering for their country. There’s plenty of other things they could have said. The men upset by this should put on their big-boy-panties.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 7:39:41 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: raccoonradio

‘took the chant as a racial insult to a school with all minority players’ ——

why? Are those ‘minority players’, not Americans???


26 posted on 03/07/2012 7:42:07 AM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Zakeet
Love the pic man! I may steal it, if you don't mind.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 7:42:09 AM PST by KodakKing (Freedom isn't free. Just ask any soldier. www.anysoldier.com)
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To: raccoonradio
It's interesting that the newsreaders and everyone else in the video takes it as unquestionable that chanting "USA" is racist. They even interviewed some offended students--but none of the students who did the chanting.

If the other team had won and their fans had chanted "May-hee-ko" would there have been any negative reaction from the media or the officials?

28 posted on 03/07/2012 7:45:54 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: raccoonradio
In Texas ?

TEXAS ??

29 posted on 03/07/2012 7:46:24 AM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: raccoonradio
How dare they show pride for their own country


30 posted on 03/07/2012 7:46:56 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: vbmoneyspender
That is a pretty clear cut example of gov't drones violating students first amendment rights. If students are allowed to cheer at the basketball game - then they can't be stopped from chanting USA.

They oughta protest the next game by either sitting on their hands and not cheering at all, or just not show up ... make 'em play in an empty gym.

31 posted on 03/07/2012 7:47:00 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: blueunicorn6

AZTLAN! AZTLAN! AZTLAN!

which is ok ya know /s


32 posted on 03/07/2012 7:47:16 AM PST by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: RC2
I would pull my kid off the team before he would apologize

It wasn't the team chanting USA. It was the fans.

33 posted on 03/07/2012 7:50:20 AM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: KodakKing
Love the pic man! I may steal it, if you don't mind.

I don't mind ... providing you put it to good use irritating the hell out of Libtards

34 posted on 03/07/2012 7:51:41 AM PST by Zakeet (Obozo is to competent as an Etch-A-Sketch is to art)
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To: IamCenny
WOW! Appease the minorities, probably mostly illegal drug running gang members anyways.

WOW!

35 posted on 03/07/2012 7:54:32 AM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: raccoonradio

Pray for America.

Can I still say that?
Can I still do that?


36 posted on 03/07/2012 7:56:03 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: raccoonradio

More than a few years ago, we had a local (anglo) high school team playing a (mostly hispanic) team.

The rich gringo kids would toss tortillas as a taunt.

Now THAT made heads explode, let me tell ya.


37 posted on 03/07/2012 7:56:15 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: raccoonradio

This happened in -Texas-?

Texas?

That supposedly “conservative” state down south?

The one from which came the saying, “Don’t mess with Texas!” ??

And those “tough Texans” -apologized-?

Apologized for shouting “USA” — in -America-?

Again: apologized for shouting “USA” in America?

What’s happening to Texas? Texas Freepers, please explain...

Who’s winning?


38 posted on 03/07/2012 7:57:30 AM PST by Road Glide
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If chanting or thinking USA (first and foremost), and if honoring those who came before us to pay the price for our Freedom and asking God to protect the USA and our Men, Women, and Children then I plead guilty.

USA USA USA ... Long May Her Flag Wave

39 posted on 03/07/2012 7:58:16 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Zakeet

Absolutely! Have a good day.


40 posted on 03/07/2012 7:58:27 AM PST by KodakKing (Freedom isn't free. Just ask any soldier. www.anysoldier.com)
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To: Lancey Howard
Hope this helps!

41 posted on 03/07/2012 8:02:05 AM PST by KodakKing (Freedom isn't free. Just ask any soldier. www.anysoldier.com)
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To: raccoonradio

I guess a movie about short brown people cannot jump would not go over well.


42 posted on 03/07/2012 8:03:31 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: NTHockey; sickoflibs; wardaddy; DoughtyOne; SierraWasp; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; ...

“The heros of the Alamo are puking in their graves.”

It’s hell to find out a century or two later that all that our ancestors sacrificed to form this country was USELESS and so very un PC! And we can thank plenty of good ‘conservatives’ like George Bush, John McCain, Newt Gingrich and many here on FR for letting it get SO far that we can never fix this mess!

Study your Spanish & Mandarin, learn to love socialism, folks, because the grand experiment of a sovereign USA is OVER.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2854870/posts?page=45#45
[snip]Hispanics make up 15 percent of the 42.5 million individuals or households that paid no income taxes in 2004. In contrast, they made up roughly 10 percent of all 131 million taxable American households....

and roughly 52 percent of Hispanics pay no income taxes.

http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/542.html


43 posted on 03/07/2012 8:04:11 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: raccoonradio

Seems to be another manufactured news story, this time by media outlet KSAT12. The basketball coach stopped the students’ chant quickly, but a KSAT12 news producer thought it would be good to use it as an opportunity to turn one American against another to make it a bigger story.

This piece of reporting is more than KSAT12 pushing political correctness; I think that the news outlet should be the one that must defend its rationale for the news story’s slant and answer why they chose to increase racial/cultural tensions in their communities.

Also, it was not the school superintendent’s responsibility to apologize for the cheering; he could and should have handled any problems internally within the school district. He’s paid to do actual work to fix problems; not apologize for actions other than his own.


44 posted on 03/07/2012 8:06:05 AM PST by Resettozero
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To: raccoonradio
The First Amendment (2012 version)

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion (this provision does not apply to extreme religious sects - hereinafter identified as Christians), or prohibiting the free exercise thereof (unless said exercise in anywhere but you silly church or your private residence); or abridging the freedom of speech (unless some useless bureaucrat determines the speech is not politically correct or using some arbitrary standard, imposed by the government may offend certain special classes of people), or of the press (so long as the press prints the official government line and does not refer to Democrat part operatives as sluts); or the right of the people peaceably to assemble (unless a government bureaucrat determines you are not entitled, based on your violation of one of the forgoing abuse of the privileges granted herein, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances (good luck with that).

45 posted on 03/07/2012 8:06:24 AM PST by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: KodakKing

Looks like Radar O’Reilly.


46 posted on 03/07/2012 8:10:06 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Grizzled Bear

Texas


47 posted on 03/07/2012 8:12:26 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: raccoonradio

Though I hate it when I hear that chant at a sporting event Since when has it become a racist term.

What the hell is going on in Southern Texas anyway.I guess the illegal alians are overrunning the place.


48 posted on 03/07/2012 8:25:13 AM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: KodakKing

49 posted on 03/07/2012 8:26:54 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: AuntB

Nero fiddled while Rome burned......


50 posted on 03/07/2012 8:27:08 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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