Skip to comments.Chanting at Camarillo High basketball game sparks rally, racism concerns (Chanting USA! USA!)
Posted on 02/08/2013 4:02:37 AM PST by lowbridge
The four students wearing the bandannas came to the Scorpion Dome for the JV and varsity rivalry games. Valenzuela said that between the games, an associate principal came over to the stands and warned students not to curse or make racial comments. The school official saw the bandannas and told the four students to remove them or leave, Valenzuela said.
The four went outside, then ran back inside the gym at halftime with their bandannas on and began chanting USA, USA. The four were ushered out and given five-day suspensions, which were later rescinded, Valenzuela said.
Asking the students to remove the bandannas was a precaution, Lipman said. The two high schools have diverse student bodies, Lipman said, and the chant could be interpreted in different ways.
Wearing patriotic clothing is acceptable, Lipman said, but the chanting gave him pause.
We wanted to make sure (the chant) wasnt racially motivated, and I told the kids I just want to be sensitive to the feelings of everybody, Lipman said. If were doing it for patriotism, thats fine. But if were doing it for something else thats racially motivated, Im not going to allow that.
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sensitive to the feeeelings of all
Good God.. spew alert!
It was in the original article.
“News of the incident quickly spread after the game to social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
“To be honest, this is what I wanted to happen,” Medeiros said of the attention. “I was texting people from the minute I got suspended to start blowing it up on social networking, email whoever they could, call whoever they could.”
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