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    California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting “U.S.A!

    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 While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said “the incident is far from over.”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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    The battle over the American flag has reached a middle school art class in California’s Santa Rita School District where a student was told not to draw Old Glory because it was “offensive,” while another student was praised for drawing a picture of President Obama.



    Tracy Hathaway, of Salinas, CA, told FOX News Radio her 13-year-old daughter was ordered to stop drawing the American flag and start another project at Gavilan View Middle School.

    “She had drawn the flag and was sketching the letters, ‘God bless America,’ when the teacher confronted her,” Hathaway told FOX. “She said, ‘You can’t draw that – that’s offensive.’”

    Even more striking, another student in the same art class drew a picture of President Obama and was praised by the teacher.

    “The picture of Barack Obama was in red, white and blue hues,” Hathaway said. “ The teacher said it was great. But when it comes to the flag – all of a sudden it was offensive?”

    Hathaway said she took her concerns to the principal – and he was “floored” and apologized for what happened. He arranged a meeting with the Hathaways and the teacher.

    “My husband point-blank asked her what she found offensive about the picture – the American flag or the words, ‘God Bless America,’” she said. “The teacher didn’t say a word.”

    Hathaway said she was especially concerned that a picture of President Obama was praised yet a picture of the American flag was deemed offensive.

    “That showed where she stood in the political spectrum,” she said “But this was not a political class. This was not a religious class. This was an art class.“

    “My daughter wasn’t trying to break any rules and she wasn’t trying to create a scene,” she said. “She was just expressing her view and saying this is America and I want God to bless it.”

    Mike Brusa, the superintendent of schools, told FOX in a written statement that he had contacted the principal and that the issue “was taken care of to their (the parent’s) satisfaction.”
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    every time that I think our school system up here has issues I read about something that happens in the States and I quickly forget our problems. Who hired that teacher? YOU'RE TEACHING KIDS - leave your stupid political opinions at home.

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    The first story I can actually understand where the school is coming from. I wasn't a teenager all that long ago, and I remember how we used to try and pull stuff that was not exactly kosher but fell within the rules.

    How many schools do the "push it" chant? Same idea.

    On the other hand, when you allow illegal immigrants into the school system, you almost have a legitimate case for that chant.
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    Fucking fuck these motherfuckers, who gives a shit if it's racist. I hope there is a war inside our country soon because I miss America...the America that it actually meant something special to be a citizen of... not this homogenized no score keeping, gays are normal, everybody should make the same pay, everyone should have healthcare, muslims building mosques on sacred ground, illegal immigrants getting anything but shot in the fucking face piece of shit that it is being turned into by the fucking lefties. The fleecing of American citizenship is damned right.
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    Fucking fuck these motherfuckers, who gives a shit if it's racist. I hope there is a war inside our country soon because I miss America...the America that it actually meant something special to be a citizen of... not this homogenized no score keeping, gays are normal, everybody should make the same pay, everyone should have healthcare, muslims building mosques on sacred ground, illegal immigrants getting anything but shot in the fucking face piece of shit that it is being turned into by the fucking lefties. The fleecing of American citizenship is damned right.
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    I'm gonna be devils advocate here and ask the question why would they even chant USA, USA. It's not like it was the Olympics or a national team game vs a foreign country.

    Makes no sense to me. You're in the US. Two US high school teams are playing. How is a USA chant supposed to rally the team or fire them up? I'm pretty sure both teams players know where they are and what citizenship they hold.

    There is nothing wrong with Patriotism but this doesn't make sense to me. I don't hear any USA chants at NFL, MLB, NBA, or NHL games either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    every time that I think our school system up here has issues I read about something that happens in the States and I quickly forget our problems. Who hired that teacher? YOU'RE TEACHING KIDS - leave your stupid political opinions at home.
    I never ran into anything like this. All of my teachers seemed like stable people. It's amazing how far schools have fallen in the last decade.

    I'm not big on patriotism, but suspending kids over it? Hopefully there is more to the story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    I never ran into anything like this. All of my teachers seemed like stable people. It's amazing how far schools have fallen in the last decade.

    I'm not big on patriotism, but suspending kids over it? Hopefully there is more to the story.
    I'm gonna assume the usa chants were aimed against a team that had latino players on it. If that's the case then I get why the school was pissed.


    The second story I can't explain without thinking that class has a teacher that doesn't belong teaching kids.

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