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Racism or Patriotism?: TX HS Team Chants “USA” After Win [VIDEO]
Is it patriotism or racism? High school students in Texas break out in “USA” chants following a win over a rival high school, and now it’s landed the school in hot water.
FOX’s Trace Gallagher has details:
Alamo Heights is an all-White school, Edison, which is a mostly Hispanic school, they played for the regional basketball championship. And after the game, Alamo won, and the fans began chanting “USA! USA!” The head coach of the basketball team immediately went over and stopped the students because he thought it was inappropriate, but the superintendents of both schools thought it was racist.
(Superintendent) “The ‘USA’ chant, as I know it and as everyone else knows it, is very, very commonplace in international games and in the Olympics, not necessarily two high schools playing against one another.”
The students who chanted “USA,” including Hispanic students, are not allowed to go to the next basketball game, but now students reportedly say “wait a minute, it wasn’t just ‘USA!’ during that game, we have chanted ‘USA! USA!’ during many games.”
We just talked to a parent at Edison High School who says what they’re not including in the story is that Edison fans were also chanting “Alamo Whites! Alamo Whites!,” instead of “Alamo Heights!” We called the Superintendent, we asked for a comment, and here’s what he said – and I’m quoting: “It really doesn’t matter,” he says, “what others did or didn’t. We are responsible for our own actions.” He said, “we are no longer commenting, we and Edison High School both want to move on.”
WATCH debate on the story HERE: