Most students probably think chanting USA is a symbol of unity representing the oneness of a great and diverse nation. But, to liberal “PC” educators in CA, well it's a completely different story.
Vista Del Lago high school is at the center of controversy after school and district officials warned that chanting “USA” could be viewed as discriminatory.
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 (CIF), which oversees high school athletics, addressed the concerns with local districts.
Students, the kids actually showing patriotism towards their country, and using these “despicable” hateful USA chants, see it completely differently.
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.”
And not surprisingly the parents raising their kids to be patriotic are coming to their children's defense against censorship.
School officials worry the chants could come across as intolerant and offensive to some, but parents 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.
Natalie Woodbury, is absolutely right. Who has ever chanted USA while evilly conniving inside to make it sound sinister and discriminatory, instead of a unifying empowering declaration of victory and hope?
The school has issued another statement in response to the backlash and outrage surrounding their controversial new “inclusive” censorship initiatives.
The school’s principal sent out an email to families Wednesday and relayed the same message to students over the school’s P.A. 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.
So, you can say these “threatening 3 letters, BUT only in controlled settings where they can ensure your unifying chants can get shut down with one “Shh” of a liberal babysitter aka educator.
Almost sounds like the Catholic school who recently removed statues of Jesus to be “more inclusive”. Wasn't he one of the most inclusive, accepting, loving guys of all time? O wait, what does that ever have to do with liberal policies or toleration “PC” initiatives… Reading and reason have really gone out of vogue. But, how is that surprising – look at our schools and universities.
Source: CBS Sacramento
Bull$#%&!@*school officials need to get off their racist$#%&!@*kissing butts and support patriotism for this country by their students!
This is what happens when you leave a bunch of liberals in charge. I wouldn’t let a flaming liberal run an animal shelter! or maybe that is where they belong…they could cuddle all the abused pit bulls and raccoons.
This is ridiculous. It sends an intended message! We are Americans and if you are attending an American high school then it elevates you to love your country!
Seriously? Now I’ve seen everything.