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    School Warns Students Not To Chant 'USA'

    Administrators at a California school are warning students not to chant "USA!" because doing so could be viewed as offensive and intolerant.

    Officials at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom, not far from Sacramento, say the chant is divisive and inappropriate at sporting events.

    Said Folsom Cordova Unified Communications Director Daniel Thigpen: “To practice empathy, to practice kindness and to practice patriotism. You can do both.”



    School Warns Students Not To Chant 'USA' At Events — Might Be Viewed As Offensive, Intolerant
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    Add academics to the list after looters and thieves.

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    Kind of an odd chant for high school sporting events. They're usually something more like...

    U-G-L-Y... you ain't got no alibi... u ugly, eh hey, u ugly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stgislander View Post
    .... U-G-L-Y... you ain't got no alibi... u ugly, eh hey, u ugly!
    And the 2nd verse:
    M-A-M-A, we know how you got that way.... yo mama, yeah, yo mama!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ReadingTheNews View Post
    And the 2nd verse:
    M-A-M-A, we know how you got that way.... yo mama, yeah, yo mama!


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    Just to play devil's advocate here ---

    What would be the reason to chant USA! at a sporting event except to cheer on --

    A team of Americans who are playing a team of not-Americans.

    And unless it's international competition, I can see how it's easily seen as "us Americans versus you guys from - not-America".
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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    Administrators at a California school are warning students not to chant "USA!" because doing so could be viewed as offensive and intolerant.
    So what happens when you tell high schoolers NOT to do something?? gawd, these administrators are idiots..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Just to play devil's advocate here ---

    What would be the reason to chant USA! at a sporting event except to cheer on --

    A team of Americans who are playing a team of not-Americans.

    And unless it's international competition, I can see how it's easily seen as "us Americans versus you guys from - not-America".
    I understand your point, but, if you are attending a high school in the United States shouldn't you be an American?

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