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Students Told To Stop ‘USA!’ Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas (suspended from school)
National Review ^ | February 13, 2013 4:04 P.M. | By Andrew Johnson

Posted on 02/13/2013 5:12:02 PM PST by drewh

Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting “U.S.A! U.S.A!” and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.”

Oxnard Union School District superintendent Gabe Soumakian told Fox News Radio that “we need to pursue this further” and “work with teachers and students and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency.” Soumakian and Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman felt that the students’ actions might have had racist undertones since the schools have large Hispanic student populations.

“We wanted to make sure [their actions weren't] racially motivated, and I told the kids I just want to be sensitive to the feelings of everybody,” Lipman said. “If we’re doing it for patriotism, that’s fine. But if we’re doing it for something else that’s racially motivated, I’m not going to allow that.”

But the students deny any racial element to their chants. “We’ve done it always,” one student said. “It’s something we do. It’s the same group of friends. We’re

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; camarillo; education; gabesoumakian; glennlipman; oxnardunionschool; schools; studentsuspended; usachant; zerotolerance

1 posted on 02/13/2013 5:12:07 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

last I checked, being American isn’t a race

these kids are ‘guilty’ of having pride in their country... which is now a punishable offense, if that country is the USA


2 posted on 02/13/2013 5:15:06 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: drewh

Lesson learned?: Surrender to Mexico, NOW!!!!


3 posted on 02/13/2013 5:17:02 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: drewh

I bet Mexican flags are everywhere on Cinco de Mayo at that school


4 posted on 02/13/2013 5:17:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: drewh
You (the school administration) want Hispanic cultural dominance, Period.

Who do you think you're kidding?

5 posted on 02/13/2013 5:20:10 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: drewh

Madness.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 5:25:40 PM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: drewh

Try posting on the site, if you write USA or something similar you will not have your reply posted.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 5:29:10 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

USA USA USA


8 posted on 02/13/2013 5:34:31 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: drewh

” actions might have had racist undertones since the schools have large Hispanic student populations.”

Hispanic is not a race to start with. The actions a nationalistic overtone, which is wrong how? They are offended at USA chants the can drag their sorry butts back where they came from. The adminis-traitors need to be shown the door


9 posted on 02/13/2013 5:37:13 PM PST by Figment
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To: Fai Mao
I agree

USA USA USA USA!!!!!


10 posted on 02/13/2013 5:46:14 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: drewh

C’mon, this is California, for crying out loud!

It’s not like it happened in an American state!!

(Yes, it’s sarcasm)


11 posted on 02/13/2013 5:46:34 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: drewh

So why would Hispanics be offended by the USA chant? They are loyal Americans, right? Right?


12 posted on 02/13/2013 6:07:44 PM PST by River Hawk
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To: Figment
They are offended at USA chants the can drag their sorry butts back where they came from

Problem is that most of the kids on the other side of the court came from right here and their parents are authorized to be here because the kids provide an anchor (despite the frequent sob stories).

The problem arises because, regardless of English proficiency, this segment of today's society believes that the culture and machismo of their "Homeland" (not the USA) should predominate simply because there are so many of them here. The roots and foundation of this nation are anathema to their ideology.

Disclaimer: I don't refer to ALL immigrants from mexico or any other state, very many really DO want to become Americans first, but they are not the ones these school administrators are trying to placate.

13 posted on 02/13/2013 6:09:58 PM PST by norton
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To: drewh

This is the only country I’ve ever heard of in which showing pride in your country is somehow a heinous crime.

What a country.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 6:13:13 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

If only that were true...

Sadly it’s like that in all the western countries. The white world is eager to abolish itself.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 6:28:27 PM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: drewh; All

This is just sickening that kids chanting USA are being punished. If those that are offended by such USA chants....maybe they need to return to their homeland....

I spent almost a week in Vancouver during the Winter Olympics in 2010. Everywhere there were Canadian flags, Canadian flag clothes, cheering Canadians, Bryan Adams concerts...yet I never felt uncomfortable at all. The worst thing that happened is that near the BC Place dome people might pee on your shoe because they were too drunk.

Well...I did have some Indian-Subcontinent female Vancouver PD start asking too many questions about my 12-pack of beer (”no...I am not drinking it on the SkyTrain, I am bringing it home to the USA...Alexander O’Keith’s IPA”). But, hey, a non-trad Canadian, what do ya expect. Guess she did not like my USA jacket I was wearing (which I wore the whole time in Vcouver...and no one else had a prob with it)


16 posted on 02/13/2013 6:35:24 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: drewh

Same thing in Morgan Hill, California:

Boys wearing USA flag T-shirts on Cinqo de Drinko were first ordered to change, and then sent home.

Biiiig stink, too.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 6:45:29 PM PST by gaijin
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To: drewh

Yep. That’s it fer sure.

Taking pride in Amerika® is definitely racist.


18 posted on 02/13/2013 6:47:48 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: drewh; verga
“We wanted to make sure [their actions weren't] racially motivated

You can move to France, but never be French.

You can move to Britian, but never be English.

You can move to Spain, but never be Spanish.

You can move to India, but never be Indian.

But ANYONE can move to America and become an AMERICAN.

It is something to celebrate. (Says this second generation Irish American)

19 posted on 02/13/2013 6:52:15 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: drewh

Good to know there are some young people tired of the Mexican invasion too.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 7:11:49 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks drewh.
Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting “U.S.A! U.S.A!” and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said "the incident is far from over." Oxnard Union School District superintendent Gabe Soumakian... and Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman felt that the students' actions might have had racist undertones since the schools have large Hispanic student populations.
And why would Hispanic students *not* want to chant U.S.A., y'know, since they *are* US citizens, right?


21 posted on 02/13/2013 7:30:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: drewh

Apparently, the cultural situation in California has deteriorated to such an extent that it’s considered bad form to take pride in being an American.


23 posted on 02/13/2013 8:41:50 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: FatherofFive

So...

Are you Irish or American?


24 posted on 02/13/2013 8:53:20 PM PST by Professional Engineer (So long and thanks for all the lutefisk.)
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To: drewh

The teachers would be okay with them singing “The Internationale” instead.


25 posted on 02/13/2013 10:16:52 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: SunkenCiv

If another 911 happens, and it probably will, we’ll see a whole different kind of response from the people than we did after the first one.


26 posted on 02/13/2013 10:33:49 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Commie rat bastids*.

*My Massachusetts accent returns when I’m upset.


27 posted on 02/14/2013 2:40:49 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: drewh

Commies are running everything in this country.


28 posted on 02/14/2013 5:53:20 AM PST by crosshairs (All we are saying, is give a high cap piece a chance.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Are you Irish or American?

American. (But I do know all the Irish rebel songs!) I can actually get an Irish passport, but never did. Never understood the dual citizenship thingy. I may do it for international travel if things keep deteroriating.

29 posted on 02/14/2013 7:39:53 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Terry Mross

I remember (ahem) certain ethnic groups who sported things like, the slogan, “Don’t Watch the Skies — Watch Your Back!” It was clear from that time on that civil war is coming.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 6:10:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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