Students Suspended For Wearing American Flag Bandanas And Chanting “USA!”

A group of Camarillo High School students were wearing American flag bandanas at a school basketball game, and their principal pulled them aside and told them either to remove their bandanas or leave the game. Mind you, this is in America. In California, in fact. So, why would a group of high school boys be told by their principal to remove their American flag bandanas? Because it’s racist. And there were students of other ethnicities that attended both schools who were competing in the basketball game, namely Hispanics. The boys complied and returned to the game where they began chanting, “USA! USA!” That also was racist. So, the 4 boys were all suspended for 5 days.

Both the Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman and the school district Superintendent Gabe Soumakian believed there were underlying “racist” overtones in the boys’ actions:

“There was symbolism there with the bandana and the chant. …It has nothing to do with being patriotic or unpatriotic,” Soumakian said. “it has to do with the fact that they are making a chant regarding that we are from the USA and you’re not. Whether that’s the implied intent, that’s the way it comes across. …They have to respect everyone. When you go to a game – you cheer for your team and you don’t make any derogatory comments or make inappropriate comments toward the other team.”

They’re in America. We haven’t joined Mexico in a North American Union…yet. We’re still the United States of America. And people come here from all over the world, because they still view this country as the land of the free. It’s OK to be happy that you’re an American. Even if you’re Hispanic. Ironically, two of the boys that were suspended were Hispanic. One was Austin Medeiros, and the other was Stefan Valenzuela.

And by the way, this is Black History Month. So, if you’re white or Hispanic (I didn’t capitalize “white” because that would be racist), don’t show up to school, because that would be racist. The school district superintendent said that the USA chant was racist because it was saying, “We are from the USA, and you’re not.” A white kid showing up to school during Black History Month would be like saying, “I’m white, and you’re not.” Only in America, the Land of the Free, would chanting America’s name and wearing America’s colors be considered derogatory.








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  • jollypirate

    IT JUST GOES TO SHOW “YOU ALL ” that all we have in the education of our children is a bunch of socialist / democrats that doesn’t have the intrest of the American chrildren in their minds. but pushing their own agenda of control over a simple thing about our country and love of our Nation. When will it end ? with obamanation in charge it is only going to get worse . jus my thoughtts

  • HerrCapitanFick

    This is what the people want! Cowardly gutless wonder worms!

  • Laurence Almand

    This superintendent should be fired immediately! As a public employee, hasn’t he sworn to uphold the Constitution? If this is the way he feels, he should move to Mexico! Such cowardly, unpatriotic behavior should not be tolerated.

  • KJ1125

    These parents need to sue the school district. Give them a taste of their own medicine.
    Until this country stands up to this kind of bs the insanity will continue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.ryan.75286100 Kevin Ryan

    i am going to guess these boys are white. to get suspended for chanting for your country is disgusting. actions like these speak volumes on where our country is headed.

  • Tom54

    I guess white kids should hide their faces during Black History Month so nobody could call them racist. Because they are white and the rest are not. When are they going to have a celebration for other groups? Used to be able to talk about almost anything. Christmas, Easter, summer vacation, family and anything else. But no longer. If you say anything about Christmas or Easter, you are talking Christianity. a BIG NO NO. You can’t talk about summer vacation because one student in the school might get upset because he/she was unable to take one so we don’t want to hurt their feelings. Can’t talk about family because a lot of people are raised by single families. The only exception, of course, if the family is a LBGT family then you can shout to the high heavens.

  • Sonja

    If that is racist, then it must be worse when the Olympic Games are playing. How is it that we do not ban the Olympic Games for such chanting’s?

  • Alfredo

    Why would these Hispanics be offended, aren’t they U.S. citizens? Our media & politicians are ALWAYS telling us that these anchors are LOYAL to America, right, so what is the problem? Could it be that these spawn of ILLEGALS are RASIST Ps O S that have NO LOYALTY to the country their P O S parents INVADED ILLEGALLY?