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Students Told to Remove Patriotic Bandanas
Fox ^ | 2/132013

Posted on 02/13/2013 3:37:29 PM PST by Altura Ct.

A group of students at a California high school basketball game were told to remove patriotic bandanas and stop chanting “USA, USA” because school administrators wanted to be sensitive to other spectators.

The incident occurred during a basketball last week between Camarillo High School and Rio Mesa High School in Ventura County.

A school administrator pulled aside four boys and told them to either remove their American flag bandanas or leave the game. The boys complied but returned to lead the crowd in a chant of “USA, USA.”

Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman told the Ventura County Star that the students were told to remove the bandanas as a “precaution” – because the two schools have “diverse student bodies.”

Both schools have a large Hispanic student population.

Student Austin Medeiros and the other boys were suspended for their actions – but the punishment was later lifted by school officials.

Still, students are upset over what happened and staged a protest at the school’s flagpole by wearing red, white and blue.

“We’ve done it always,” Medeiros told the Ventura County Star. “It’s something we do. It’s the same group of friends. We’re all very patriotic.”

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: camarillo; discipline; highschool; oldglory; principal; usausausa
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1 posted on 02/13/2013 3:37:33 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Musn’t offend the hispanic students. Only American Christians can be offended, according to the PC police.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 3:41:41 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Altura Ct.

Who did the illegal aliens chant for?


3 posted on 02/13/2013 3:41:57 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Patriotic symbols and chant “USA.” How dare they!!!!


4 posted on 02/13/2013 3:43:16 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Altura Ct.

They should go to the next game with Mexican Flag bandanas and lead the crowd in a cheer “Mexico, Mexico, Mexico.”

See if they get the same treatment.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 3:44:48 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I hope the parents make a huge stink about it.

School vouchers are an absolute must. And this is but one example of why.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 3:45:48 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I don’t mind the chanting but show some respect for our flag. IT IS NOT AN ARTICLE OF CLOTHING!!!!


7 posted on 02/13/2013 3:46:01 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Altura Ct.

do you think this school would say anything about a kid wearing a Mexican flag and saying “Viva Mexico”?


8 posted on 02/13/2013 3:46:26 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Altura Ct.
school administrators wanted to be sensitive to other spectators.

So, these "other spectators" , if they existed, were not in the USA?

How does that happen?

Some kind of time / space warp?

9 posted on 02/13/2013 3:47:05 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Altura Ct.

We’re so screwed............what more can be said?


10 posted on 02/13/2013 3:47:05 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: Altura Ct.
"But Gabe Soumakian, the superintendent of the Oxnard Union School District, told Fox News there were 'racial overtones' to the chant..."


11 posted on 02/13/2013 3:47:14 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Glen Lipmann needs an ass kicking.


12 posted on 02/13/2013 3:47:42 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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>> the students were told to remove the bandanas as a “precaution” – because the two schools have “diverse student bodies.”

In other words, anti-American interlopers.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 3:48:06 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Screw ‘em! This is our country and they are welcome to join us legally and in spirit but of not, they can just go back on the boat, truck or skateboard they came in on.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 3:48:19 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: P-Marlowe

I bet the school goes overboard for Mexico on Cinco de Mayo


15 posted on 02/13/2013 3:48:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: familyop

Oh boo hoo....cry me a river Armenian puss


16 posted on 02/13/2013 3:50:08 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: GeronL

If you find anyone who will take that bet, let me know. I want in on the action.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 3:51:17 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Altura Ct.
But Gabe Soumakian, the superintendent of the Oxnard Union School District, told Fox News there were “racial overtones” to the chant — which you can watch at the bottom of the page.

Watched said video...since when does chanting USA, USA USA, is racial ?

18 posted on 02/13/2013 3:51:36 PM PST by Popman
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To: familyop

That’s when parents ask for a written report, and then kindly point out that Mexican is not a race. At that point the administrator is proven incompetent, all punishments are stopped, and the kids’ records changed to reflect that.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 3:51:43 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Ahem. I’m sorry. Isn’t it about time soome fists started swinging? Enough abuse has been heaped on us already. Let’s get this party started.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 3:54:24 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: MichaelCorleone

If our legislatures and courts will not approve vouchers, why don’t parents and supportive citizens just create “Negative Vouchers”.

The school systems all seem to be scrambling to count every head so they get all the Federal grant money. Move enough kids to private schools and the grant money dries up, admin staff is laid off, perhaps even someone at the Board of Education will get a clue?

Wealthy conservatives, cut your tax liability by funding a scholarship to send a kid to a decent school!

Just a thought.


21 posted on 02/13/2013 4:00:17 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Altura Ct.

What I love best about this incident is that apparently the principal just assumes the Hispanics don’t consider themselves Americans.


22 posted on 02/13/2013 4:01:14 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Altura Ct.

What I love best about this incident is that apparently the principal just assumes the Hispanics don’t consider themselves Americans.


23 posted on 02/13/2013 4:01:14 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cld51860

“Enough abuse has been heaped on us already.”

Yup.


24 posted on 02/13/2013 4:01:49 PM PST by ripley
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To: Altura Ct.

You patriot parents in this school district need to show up at the next school board meeting - by the thousands - and demand that this administrator be fired. Pronto!

You people are losing your children to fascists who hate America. Organize now or lose your children forever. If you need help to organize, go to your local VFW, American Legion and 1stMarDiv Association. I can guarantee you that the leftists are terrified by veteran groups and will cave to your demands. You have power if you organize. Use it.


25 posted on 02/13/2013 4:02:26 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Altura Ct.

So do they have another name in mind by which to refer to the country known as the United States of America since our existence? I bet they do.


26 posted on 02/13/2013 4:05:23 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: BwanaNdege

vouchers?

Eric Holder was arguing that banning homeschools doesn’t violate our rights!


27 posted on 02/13/2013 4:07:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: wardaddy

Heh. The name looked like Greek to me. Anyway, in his case, it’s not an American name.


28 posted on 02/13/2013 4:10:34 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: goodwithagun
"That’s when parents ask for a written report, and then kindly point out that Mexican is not a race. At that point the administrator is proven incompetent, all punishments are stopped, and the kids’ records changed to reflect that."

Reminds me of getting a mischievous kick out of frequently bringing up historical topics about Spaniards and Indians in Mexico to such nationalists at work. Gets their goats. They consider themselves to be nothing but Mexicans/Aztecas in every sense. Like comparing northern Chinese to American Indians, when speaking to Chinese folks. ;-)


29 posted on 02/13/2013 4:22:02 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: donna

aztlan, or reconquista...


30 posted on 02/13/2013 4:34:24 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Altura Ct.

That’s racist to assume the Hispanic students don’t love their country.


31 posted on 02/13/2013 4:37:17 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Yep, you beat me to it. My sentiments exactly.


32 posted on 02/13/2013 4:41:11 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: P-Marlowe
...and lead the crowd in a cheer “Mexico, Mexico, Mexico.” See if they get the same treatment.

Surely you jest. The LaRAZAites are never stopped from chanting that. "Diversity" is the reason. We simply can't chant anything about OUR country -it might offend them.

33 posted on 02/13/2013 4:43:23 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Strange, I thought Kalifornica was in the USA.


34 posted on 02/13/2013 4:51:15 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Stuff It. It’s America, not Mexico or Spain or Central America.


35 posted on 02/13/2013 4:52:07 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Altura Ct.

I think that people who are perpetually afraid of offending someone are called pussies. Metrosexual nerds or Eunuch for short.


36 posted on 02/13/2013 4:56:42 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Altura Ct.

The student mentioned has the last name “Medeiros” - isn’t that a name of Spanish origin, and isn’t he therefore, “Hispanic?” So what exactly is the “racial overtone” to his chant of “USA, USA?” If the school administration has a problem with the young man’s patriotism, they should be required to give a full explanation - and a bunch of arm-waving about “overtones” doesn’t cut it.


37 posted on 02/13/2013 4:59:57 PM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: Altura Ct.

California is soooo finished.

It has been conquered by political correctness and occupied by Mexico. I am so glad I escaped from that shit hole almost 35 years ago. It was paradise at one time, but the f***ing liberals destroyed it.


38 posted on 02/13/2013 5:15:26 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Without reading the whole article, I knew right away the students were from Camarillo HS. I grew up in Ventura County. Good for them, and boo to the principal and the superintendent.


39 posted on 02/13/2013 5:16:56 PM PST by Mrs.Liberty (Somewhere in Kenya AND Delaware, villages are missing idiots.)
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To: free-in-nyc

Madeiros isn’t Spanish, it’s Portuguese.


40 posted on 02/13/2013 5:17:41 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: GeronL

correct. Rio Mesa is close a community called El Rio, rife with gang members/activity.


41 posted on 02/13/2013 5:19:11 PM PST by Mrs.Liberty (Somewhere in Kenya AND Delaware, villages are missing idiots.)
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To: Altura Ct.

The Mexicans should be very insulted by this action. This is racism, pure and simple. To imply that a particular nationality or race is overly “sensitive”, is making a distinction based upon their “differentness”.

But I guess Liberals are too stupid to understand this...


42 posted on 02/13/2013 5:19:19 PM PST by Paisan
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To: metmom

Yet another reason to homeschool.

Cheers!


43 posted on 02/13/2013 5:27:46 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: free-in-nyc

It seems to me any officials who make statements against the use of “USA” should be fired and possibly arrested. Certainly sued.


44 posted on 02/13/2013 5:35:56 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: Altura Ct.

I’d be kicking me some “offended” and “sensitive” @$$. Sorry folks. THIS IS STILL AMERICA AND THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF AMERICANS LIVING HERE. WE HAVEN’T BEEN RUN OUT YET.


45 posted on 02/13/2013 6:17:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The 1st Amendment states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting free speech, as long as it does not offend someone. Everyone knows that. You cannot speak your thoughts unless thoroughly vetted by the government agent in charge of your organization.

And the public thinks that’s all right.

The Republic will not die by a vote, but by the lethargy and apathy of a greedy, self-serving people.


46 posted on 02/13/2013 6:31:51 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Oops - you’re right.


47 posted on 02/13/2013 6:40:22 PM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: Andrei Bulba

“It seems to me any officials who make statements against the use of “USA” should be fired and possibly arrested. Certainly sued.”

Agreed.


48 posted on 02/13/2013 6:44:20 PM PST by free-in-nyc (Freeping from the heart of the occupation)
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To: DoctorBulldog; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

It just doesn't stop......

49 posted on 02/13/2013 7:41:52 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Mrs.Liberty

The chanting of “USA, USA” is a reaction to the criminal gang mentality which permeates the latino communities of Southern California.

Having grown up in Camarillo, with siblings who went to both Camarillo High and Rio Mesa, I have seen a bustling post WWII baby booming community disintegrate into a third world enclave.

The baby boomers chose not to have children, the results are inevitable. The meek will inherit the Earth.


50 posted on 02/13/2013 8:54:10 PM PST by blackpacific
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