Four California high-school students were reportedly suspended for chanting âEUoeU.S.A! U.S.A!âEU and wearing American flag bandanas during a basketball game. While their punishment has since been rescinded, school administrators said âEUoethe incident is far from over.âEU
Oxnard Union School District superintendent Gabe Soumakian told Fox News Radio that âEUoewe need to pursue this furtherâEU and âEUoework with teachers and students and the community about the concept of cultural proficiency.âEU Soumakian and Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman felt that the studentsâEUTM actions might have had racist undertones since the schools have large Hispanic student populations.
âEUoeWe wanted to make sure [their actions weren't] racially motivated, and I told the kids I just want to be sensitive to the feelings of everybody,âEU Lipman said. âEUoeIf weâEUTMre doing it for patriotism, thatâEUTMs fine. But if weâEUTMre doing it for something else thatâEUTMs racially motivated, IâEUTMm not going to allow that.âEU
But the students deny any racial element to their chants. âEUoeWeâEUTMve done it always,âEU one student said. âEUoeItâEUTMs something we do. ItâEUTMs the same group of friends. WeâEUTMre all very patriotic.âEU The four students gained support from their peers: More than 100 students gathered by the schoolâEUTMs flagpole the following morning to protest in patriotic clothing
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