I wonder of any other countries suffer from a similar malady. It seems some of out genius school administrators are concerned that those who illegally entered the USA might be offended by being reminded of the name of the country they were so eager to enter illegally. The sad truth is though, it is not those who risked much to get here that are offended by the name of the country it is the leftist, socialist, communist progressives running public education that are offended by the pride of parents and students chanting USA and it is those people who should be sought out and fired.
I do find the general bovine attitude of the parents interviewed a bit disconcerting and there is one comment by a parent that I do find most disturbing:
“I’m glad that they will still allow our students to cheer for our country,” said Mother Cody Santero.”
Glad THEY will still ALLOW???? And if not, what? You just say alright, I guess that’s it, no more saying USA? It is this passivity, this ingrained acceptance that if THEY don’t allow it than that is it. Where is the understanding that THEY are us? You see the same attitude exhibited with these stupid statues. THEY say take them down and down they come. What this country needs more than anything is a little bit more, Hey, JACKASS, WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
Folsom School Warns ‘USA’ Chant Could Send ‘Unintended Message’
FOLSOM (CBS13) — Controversy erupts at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom over students chanting “USA.”
It’s a popular way to for students to show pride during sporting events and rallies, but school and district officials are now warning students that the chants could appear inappropriate and intolerant.
“I wasn’t angry, but I was definitely like ‘Why can’t we chant USA?’” said senior Ryan Bernal, “To say USA, you know, we’re all the same. We’re all American. It doesn’t matter what your skin tone is or where you’re from.”
The chants are now causing chatter campus-wide after school staff brought up the topic to a leadership class.
Folsom Cordova Unified Communications Director Daniel Thigpen said, “To practice empathy, to practice kindness and to practice patriotism. You can do both.”
At some schools across the country, the chants appeared to be used in derogatory ways toward opponents of different ethnicities. The California Interscholastic Federation, which oversees high school athletics, addressed the concerns with local districts
SJS CIF Commissioner Mike Garrison said, “There’s a time and a place to yell that and cheer that.”
The school’s principal sent out an email to families, Wednesday and relayed the same message to students over the school’s PA system, clarifying any confusion.
She told students and parents that sometimes “We can communicate an unintended message.” She also said USA chanting is welcome, but it may be best to do it at what she says are appropriate times, like following the national anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance.
School officials worry the chants could come across as intolerant and offensive to some, but parents CBS13 spoke with see it differently, as an expression of pride and acceptance.
Mother Natalie Woodbury said, “I want to chant USA because I want us to pull together and help, not because I want anybody to feel left out or not a part of our country. ”
District officials say they want to make clear that there is no ban on chanting USA.
I’m glad that they will still allow our students to cheer for our country,” said Mother Cody Santero.
A chant Bernal says will continue to be about uniting, not dividing.
“We’re all one. We all stand as one together.”
The district says there has never been a complaint about USA chants at the high school. Students say there’s likely to be a lot of chanting at this Friday’s football game, where the theme is USA pride.