“Whether that’s the implied intent, that’s the way it comes across” [Darleen Click]
This is usually Jeff’s beat, but Oh.Good.Lord.
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.”
The boys were suspended (later rescinded) because the superintendent claims there were sinister motivations.
Gabe Soumakian, the superintendent of the Oxnard Union School District, told Fox News there were “racial overtones” to the chant [...]
“There was symbolism there with the bandana and the chant,” he said.
“It has nothing to do with being patriotic or unpatriotic,” Soumakian said. “it has to do with the fact that they are making a chant regarding that we are from the USA and you’re not. Whether that’s the implied intent, that’s the way it comes across.”
Not satisfied with the lifted suspension, let the re-education camps begin!
“As a superintendent I think we need to pursue this further,” he said. “We need to work with teachers and students and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency.”
He said cultural proficiency is “understanding how to work, live, be and understand the heritage and be respectful.”
“It’s more than just the tolerance of other ethnic or cultural groups,” he said.
“more than just tolerance” … Why, yes. Yes, I’m sure it is.
Tags: patriotism, political correctness, who they are what they do