California Students Told Patriotism Has “Racial Overtones”

California Students Told Patriotism Has “Racial Overtones”

These colors don't run, not even from political correctness.  (Photo:   Beverly & Pack)

These colors don’t run, not even from political correctness.
(Photo: Beverly & Pack)

Of course it’s California:

A group of students at a California high school basketball game were told to remove patriotic bandanas and stop chanting “USA, USA” because school administrators wanted to be sensitive to other spectators.

The incident occurred during a basketball last week between Camarillo High School and Rio Mesa High School in Ventura County.

A school administrator pulled aside four boys and told them to either remove their American flag bandanas or leave the game. The boys complied but returned to lead the crowd in a chant of “USA, USA.”

Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman told the Ventura County Star that the students were told to remove the bandanas as a “precaution” – because the two schools have “diverse student bodies.”

Both schools have a large Hispanic student population.

Student Austin Medeiros and the other boys were suspended for their actions – but the punishment was later lifted by school officials.

Still, students are upset over what happened and staged a protest at the school’s flagpole by wearing red, white and blue.

  • Moliminous

    Perfect. This is a perfect example of the idiocy endemic in America’s government/union schools. Let’s see… What do these two American schools have in common? They’re both US government schools. They were both founded on the same set of principles and are supported by the same source: American taxpayers. Citizenship is what they have in common, or should. If there are illegal students in one of the schools, they should be dealt with. Otherwise, the administration should stand aside. The principals would best serve by examining the content of the course curriculum being taught in their schools. The ultimate diversity, especially in a school, is the unique intelligence and conscience of each and every student. That’s why they’re there. Whether they play sports, model airplanes or have a different color to their skin is incidental and a non-issue. Instead of finding what makes us different, they should be finding what they have in common.

  • Gregg Mcphedrain

    please tell me someone from the school board has threatened to fire these morons…
    AMERICA – ROCKS – AMERICA – PAYS THEIR SALARIES – if they hate AMERICA- they can leave and make less in a third world country – it’s people like this that make me sick to my stomach – what with them having a bigger voice with kids than most parents… at one point these people would be called what they are – TRAITORS…

    • Bob F

      No, the school board is kosher, and will heap Diversity Awards on them.

  • Tim Nelson

    Next time, burn a Mexican flag in the middle of the court.

  • Mike Peterson

    I would’ve told them “Up yours, my tax dollard pay your salary, and i’m proud to be an American”

  • Glenn Sr. Meentemeyer

    I would keep what I had on, and would keep chanting USA. If those in the group were offended, then they should just leave! We should not, and MUST not keep cowaring back on what our Patriotic feelings are JUST BECAUSE someone “MIGHT” be offended. SCREW THEM> THEY CAME HERE TO THIS COUNTRY, WE DID NOT GO OVER TO THEIR OLD COUNTRY!

  • Lois

    This is nothing new. When I was in HS, Mexican kids wore brown pride shirts and shirts with the Mexican flag and nothing happened to them, but if you wore a t-shirt with an american flag, you would be suspended. Our school was very racially divided. The Mexicans had their area for lunch which was 90% of the school, while the whites hung around in this small gated quad area. The blacks had their small area also. This was not by choice because if you were white and walked through the rest of the school outside of the quad area, You got plenty of choice words from them.. They made it known that you were in “Mexico”. And the staff did nothing about this.

    • laura r

      because this is govts orders.

  • Joseph Baptist

    I’m guessing that these same administrators allow students to display Mexican flags and pro-Mexican slogans.

    I’ve seen worthless scum administrators do the same in several schools.

  • Jim Davis

    What’s next? We can’t cheer Go USA at the Olympics? Pretty son you won’t be able to cheer for your own child for fear that some other kid isn’t being cheered for. Now where are those participation trophies so we can all feel like winners even though at least half of them in this game were losers. Winners are only winners because they have something to compare it to. Without losers in the equation there are no winners. Just competitors…

  • John DeRuvo

    Do these schools fly the American flag or are the in fear of offending some illegal? What was the last name of the school official that was against the American flag bandanna and the chanting of “USA, USA”? There was a time in this country when people were proud of our flag and other countries respected it, we may not have been liked, but we were respected.

    • Bob F

      After this incident (or one quite similar), the Mexicants briefly raised a Mexican flag on the pole till it was taken down.

  • Bob F

    America is a white country, so the mexifornians can take their “racial overtones” and fold them into tacos, to eat on the bus ride back to their miserable cesspool of a country.

    • laura r

      not white anymore.

  • Bob F

    Another LipShitz freak put in charge of an American institution.

  • Doug Williams

    This doesn’t make any sense.What does ethnicity have to do with patriotism?Those Hispanic students are Americans,right?

    • Grumpy

      Year or two ago the Hispanics- many with loyalty to Mexico started a fight – essentially claiming the Mexican flag should have a superior status to the American Flag, on American soil..

      The school responded by banning any display of the American Flag, so the Mexican’s attending an American school, on US Soil wouldn’t be offended by Old Glory

      • Doug Williams

        All the more reason our borders should be locked down.And to further enhance it,place minefields.Extreme I know…but I’m fed up with the whole lot.

        • Grumpy

          You won’t get any argument from me on that -

    • laura r

      no they are not here to assimilate.


    Say, What Country is this anyway? Mexifornia? If you don’t like hearing about our flag or this Country, then LEAVE….How about you people start celebrating this Country instead of trying to tear it down…….What, we should be waving Mexican Flags? Like that Country is such a success story……LOL……Why do you think millions have come HERE?