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Time to Break out The Duct Tape!!!

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

Students Told to Stop ‘USA!’ Chant, Take Off American Flag Bandanas.

OK, now stay with me here.. Short story below , followed by 15 second video. Please pay attention to video.

The Admin  are saying this had Racist (Gee where have I heard that before) overtones.

1) USA is a Country so I don’t think you can be racist about a country…

2) Please look at the spectators and their racial makeup in gymnasium.

Seems like more then 4 people were chanting USA, and  looks like they were from many country’s. I think they have to suspend a whole lot more people.

—————————      ~    Steve~  ——————————

By Andrew Johnson

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 While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.”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 all very patriotic.” The four students gained support from their peers: More than 100 students gathered by the school’s flagpole the following morning to protest in patriotic clothing.

A short video of the incident is below:

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