September 14, 2017

California school tells students: Chanting “USA” could be “offensive” and “intolerant”

StaffRebel Columnist

When it comes to national pride, California isn't on your side.

Officials at Vista Del Lago High School have warned students not to chant “USA” at sporting events because it could be considered offensive and divisive.

Folsom Cordova Unified Communications Director Daniel Thigpen said:

“To practice empathy, to practice kindness and to practice patriotism. You can do both.”

California Interscholastic Federation Commissioner Mike Garrison told CBS, “There’s a time and a place to yell that and cheer that.”

The concerns apparently come from the chant being used in “derogatory ways” against students of a different ethnicity.

Parents think the school's opinion on the chant is ridiculous. Mother Natalie Woodbury told CBS:

“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.”

Senior Ryan Bernal told the station, “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.”

What's next? Banning American flags in California schools? Oh wait...

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commented 2017-09-17 21:44:45 -0400
This is what you’re up against Rebels..

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commented 2017-09-17 18:48:44 -0400
Jay Kelly said a day ago..

“Canadians are rightfully afraid of their neighbours to the south, although we agree with them on most policies and so on so that they will not attack us.”

Jay Kelly..When was there a terrorist attack from an American screaming death to Canadian’s? To make your stupid ass words true?? “Canadians are rightfully afraid of their neighbours to the south,”

I’m not afraid of any Everyday American’s or Everyday Canadian’s..What are you?
commented 2017-09-17 15:15:34 -0400
This one is for you Jay Kelly..Real Canadian’s stand beside the USA!!…Real Canadian’s stand beside the USA!!…Real Canadian’s stand beside the USA!!…
commented 2017-09-17 13:13:50 -0400
🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 USAUSAUSA!!!!!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
commented 2017-09-16 21:20:19 -0400
Jay Kelly, once again your comments have nothing to do with the report or knee jerk reactionary policies of leftist regressives in the school system and beyond!
commented 2017-09-16 01:03:10 -0400
Many readers of The Rebel are American — good on you. Many readers of The Rebel are Canadian. Proud and bold. Do not try to threaten us!
commented 2017-09-16 01:01:05 -0400
For Canadians the very idea of chanting “U.S.A” is revolting. The United States has promised to conquer us through expansionism. Canadians are rightfully afraid of their neighbours to the south, although we agree with them on most policies and so on so that they will not attack us.
commented 2017-09-15 15:09:16 -0400
I guess chanting “Sha-ree-ah!” would be acceptable. Or maybe “Allah hu Akbar!” would also be acceptable. Maybe, in the future, “We surrender!” might make the acceptable list.

What PC fearing a-holes who believe themselves the arbiters of moral correctness these “teachers” are. Then again, “educators” seem to believe themselves more important to children than family/parents.
commented 2017-09-15 11:51:28 -0400
I love hearing them chant, USA. They like to do it also, when a leftie asks a guy like Ben Shapiro a really stupid question, I think that’s why teachers are getting their backs up. It implies too much at that time. I love how they shut them down with patriotism, I wish Canada had a similar chant.
commented 2017-09-14 19:59:20 -0400
School officials have no business trying to curb the constitutional right to freedom of expression in the United States. There is no need for people to censor themselves simply because others are overly sensitive. It’s the name of a country. Get over it.
commented 2017-09-14 18:42:11 -0400
The School Board is intolerant, no complaints….if there were, question the complainer carefully to determine agenda!
commented 2017-09-14 16:59:54 -0400
Imagine how much class time will be spent discussing this, instead of learning math.
commented 2017-09-14 15:42:48 -0400
God bless and protect Ben Shapiro tonight as he enters the Lions Den of Liberalism in Berkeley. Ben is like a Warthog Tank Killer shooting down the Liberals with pure logic.
Oh my, I used a gun metaphor ,bad me!!!
commented 2017-09-14 13:44:03 -0400
I cannot think of a better way to ensure USA is chanted at high school ball games than to order teenagers, rebellious by nature, to not chant USA. Similar to the story a few days back about ordering students to not display national flags on school property so the first thing the students did was to display national flags in the school parking lot.

This could be the start of the pendulum swinging back from lunacy.
commented 2017-09-14 13:01:29 -0400
Allah Akbar would be more appropriate, I guess.