California high school warns students against chanting ‘USA!’ at sporting events

At a High School in Folsom, loving your nation via a chant at a football game is no longer allowed.  Maybe a Hate America chant would be approved by the so-called professionals running Vista Del Lago High School.  Maybe singing the “Internationale” or an Antifa chant would be approved.  But chanting “USA” is an offense.

The Washington Times reports Principal Lori Emmington of Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom, sent a letter home to parents noting that in the “school’s effort to promote ‘sportsmanship, empathy and kindness,’ they had opened up a discussion with dozens of students to determine when chanting ‘USA’ is and isn’t appropriate.”

It is appropriate, for example, after the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance or “any other patriotic event,” but during sports competitions it “might be confusing.”

Confusing to whom?  ISIS, their U.S. brethren Antifa or their racist affiliate Black Lives Matter.  Government schools used to teach love of country.  Now they teach hate of country, its history and those that sacrificed to allow useful idiots to tell kids not to love their nation.  Will the Folsom School Board fire the Principal or will it take a re-call to get rid of the Board?

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California high school warns students against chanting ‘USA!’ at sporting events

College Fix, 9/14/17  

A California high school has warned its students that chanting “USA!” at sporting events “could appear inappropriate and intolerant.”

The Washington Times reports Principal Lori Emmington of Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom, sent a letter home to parents noting that in the “school’s effort to promote ‘sportsmanship, empathy and kindness,’ they had opened up a discussion with dozens of students to determine when chanting ‘USA’ is and isn’t appropriate.”

It is appropriate, for example, after the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance or “any other patriotic event,” but during sports competitions it “might be confusing.”

CBS Sacramento reports that elsewhere in the country “USA!” chants “appeared to be used in derogatory ways toward opponents of different ethnicities,” and that the California Interscholastic Federation has addressed any concerns with its individual districts.

More from the story:

School officials worry the chants could come across as intolerant and offensive to some, but parents CBS13 spoke with 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. ”

District officials say they want to make that there is no ban on chanting USA.

I’m glad that they will still allow our students to cheer for our country,” said Mother Cody Santero.

A chant [student Ryan] Bernal says will continue to be about uniting, not dividing.

“We’re all one. We all stand as one together.”

The district says there has never been a complaint about USA chants at the high school. Students say there’s likely to be a lot of chanting at this Friday’s football game, where the theme is USA pride.

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