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82 Responses to Apparently Chanting `USA` In The USA Is Now Racist

  1. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    March 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    Link: Apparently Chanting `USA` In The USA Is Now Racist - What the hell is this country coming to?
  2. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:33 am
    Why the drat would they be chanting USA if they weren`t trying to imply that the other team wasn`t from the USA?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:34 am
    No, it just makes you look dumb.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:35 am
    Was replying to OP not Lillian
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:40 am
    This post was so completely misrepresented that it makes me embarrassed on the poster`s behalf.

    Bad. Stop that.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:41 am
    yes it was meant as a jab, but quit crying, the shoe has been on the other foot just as much, especially here in the south west
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

    "Some saw it as ..." Meaning they are making a big deal out of nothing.
    You could see almost anything "as" an insult of some kind if you choose to load it up with your own drama.

    I would not apologize for their dramatic histrionics.






    Question... Why is it hysterics with a Y but histrionic with an I ? hmmmmm
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:46 am
    Hey Mods.....another misleading post.

    Can we start flagging these posts?
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    banur Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:49 am
    Sounds fishy. What`s point when both teams are from the US and A?
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:50 am
    The opposing team was from the USA too. Why would they chant that at them unless the were trying to claim that they were more American because they`re white.
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    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:51 am
    It`s all about context. And obviously this I.a.B post took it out of context.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:52 am
    OopsAss13=race baiter.
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    Colors Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:55 am
    I don`t think they should have apologized.
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    banur Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 10:56 am
    "yes it was meant as a jab, but quit crying, the shoe has been on the other foot just as much, especially here in the south west"

    I just imagined a winning hyspanic team yelling "Mexico! Mexico! ARRIBA!". Made me laugh.
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:02 am
    Well when white people use it as an insult to hispanics, its a little racist.

    That being said, USA! USA! USA!
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:11 am
    Who the hell was the idiot mod that approved this?

    Dear God... the coach of the winning teams actions to stop the chant speaks volumes.

    This is LITERALLY yesterday`s news.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:12 am
    CrakrJak arriving with right wing justification in 3... 2... 1...
  18. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Latino`s chanting "Viva la raza" {Long live the race or "Mexican Power"} isn`t racist but chanting "USA" is ?

    How do you say "hypocrite" in spanish?
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:25 am
    Reductio Ad Absurdum - the term used when you leave out WHY they were chanting usa.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:27 am
    Um, you cant chant USA in USA? Hmm... here goes draters.

    USA USA USA!

    Alright I`m ready to be taken away in shackles.

    How can anyone think they should have to apologize?????

    @Gerry1of1 - you say it like this , "huffingtono posto"
  21. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:33 am
    @jtrebowski, I am a master race baiter.

    @yusuksomuch, living in the SW, I agree whole heartidly.

    @Gerry, thank you.

    @thatjimguy, Shut up (thatjimguy has not added any links)

    @banur, happens all the time in the city I live in.

    @Osiris, true, I did submit it yesterday. *claps*
  22. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:37 am
    "Um, you cant chant USA in USA?"

    You can chant it all you want, but there`s something really off (most likely race motivated in this case) when you`re chanting it against other USA citizens.
  23. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:38 am
    Sorry but chanting the name of the country you live in is not racist. Chanting taco bender, wetback, spic, gook, zipperhead, spade, nignug, jigaboo, cracker, honky, etc... Those are racist.
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:40 am
    @lillian, it was not directed at the other team. They were in the locker room when said team was chanting.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:50 am
    @Ops - Even if that`s the case, the other school was still in the room, and they were chanting it at them. I`ve never heard anyone chant USA to a team that`s also in the USA. They`re either incredibly stupid and think the other team is not from the USA, or they were implying that the other time does not represent the USA because it`s filled with minorities instead of white people.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:56 am
    Chanting USA is appropriate when used against those filthy frog eating Frenchmen but not against other Americans. That`s drating stupid.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    OpsAss13 is race-baiting and trolling.

    Those of you who don`t understand why the chant was inappropriate in this instance are showing us that you`re either less than intelligent, or that you`re lacking critical thinking skills.

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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    really... well apparently stating usa is racist. is racist :P
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    Arcval Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    Chanting "USA" (or the name of any other country for that matter) is nationalist not racist, unless you are of the opinion that members of certain race/s cannot be citizens of that country.

    Hence the school board is racist as they do not believe than non-white students are or can be american.
  30. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    Arcval - The kids chanting USA weren`t being nationalists because it was directed toward other USA citizens. They were the ones acting like people of another race cannot be US citizens, not the school board.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    Was chanting USA after the "Miracle on Ice" considered racist?
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    So IAB is supporting racists now? I guess it goes hand in hand with their pro Ron Paul outlook.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    It is racist. They were chanting "USA" in support of White Americans over Hispanic Americans. As if "USA" represents White people but not Brown people.


  34. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    Was chanting USA after the "Miracle on Ice" considered racist?

    That was a match of the United States against a different country (the Soviet Union). It is OK to say it if the entire United States is playing against a different country. It is racist if white Americans are playing against Americans of a different race.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    an article i read said some of the kids chanting were hispanic so maybe it was more of "nanana you`re an illegal and we`re not"? just feeding the fire here
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    Im brown and id be chanting USA right with them. stupid wetbacks dont like it leave. thats my opinion. Im not mexican Im american this doesnt bother me at all
  37. Profile photo of Hellsh
    Hellsh Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    Is I-am-bored now in the hand of nincompoops? What is all that crap that is being posted lately?
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
    601 posts
    March 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm
    Uhhhh... It does say that the Edison students were chanting "Alamo Whites"

    But none of you guys mention this..

    And the news and the superintendent don`t see that part as being a big deal...

    Wtf?
  39. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    HI-haole, there isn`t any video proof that that actually happened, and it doesn`t excuse the USA chants either.
  40. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    @lillian, Hi-haole is right. The members of this school are regularly called "Alamo Whites." Tell me why it is okay to be racist against whites but if whites say anything remotely close to anything that can be construed as racism, then we are crucified.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    @lillian so what you are saying, is that there needs to be a "speech police" that decide when you can, or cannot chant USA?

    Okaaay... I thought they were all American?
  42. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    A post on local news Facebook page.
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    neosophist Male 18-29
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    March 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    I understand why it was offensive. You see, in Texas, they consider themselves to be their own separate country, so by chanting USA, they were really denouncing everyones heritage and not showing loyalty to texas above all else.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    Question... Why is it hysterics with a Y but histrionic with an I ?

    Now you`ve got me asking myself that question. I suspect it`s a matter of different etymologies for words that only coincidentally sound alike. I know the etymology of `hysteria` - it`s named after a womb, which was thought to cause hysteria. `histrionic`...the only possible root I can think of off the top of my head is the Latin word `historia`, a truthful accounting of events, but that doesn`t fit. I`ll have to look it up...

    ...it comes from Latin, but not `historia`. The root is `histrionicus`, things pertaining to an actor.
  45. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    That`s from the friggin` FACEBOOK PAGE of one of the players on the team whose fans were doing the chanting, and you post that like it`s some sort of proof?

    OpsAss... you are SO trolling with this stupid submission.

    You linked to a FACEBOOK PAGE???

    As PROOF????

    *falls to ground laughing hysterically*
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    osirisascend: I really don`t need to respond, since Gerry already said it.

    So I`ll just say, "USA USA USA"
  47. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    What the hell is this country coming to?
    Liberalism. Any more stupid questions?
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    simbha Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    neosophist: "I understand why it was offensive. You see, in Texas, they consider themselves to be their own separate country, so by chanting USA, they were really denouncing everyones heritage and not showing loyalty to texas above all else."

    Umm... no. I`ve lived in Texas for around 17 years, and NO ONE I have ever encountered in this state feels this way.

    Regarding the article: This is just idiotic - on both sides. Those chanting "USA"... why? And, how is chanting "USA" racist?

    Racism: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

    Hmm... chanting "USA" may be stupid, but it`s not racism.
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    March 10, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    Nationalism = racism? Huh?
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2012 at 12:35 am
    Non-story is a non-story
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    eduardoleon Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2012 at 1:01 am
    US of A!! US of A!! now its not racist
  52. Profile photo of Tsuroyu
    Tsuroyu Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2012 at 1:33 am
    If you don`t see why this is racist (and it clearly is), you are an idiot.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    March 11, 2012 at 5:18 am
    It only makes sense to chant a national slogan at an international game. So the clear implication here is that one team are not `real` Americans.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2012 at 7:13 am
    Heard about this on Glen Beck. F that. USA!USA!USA!USA!USA!USA!USA!
    Sue me.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2012 at 8:41 am
    Although i think the whole USA! chant is an incredibly stupid concept, it`s not racist. People need to stop being overly sensitive..
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2012 at 9:51 am
    Well, I do think the chant was used in poor taste, that being said, I think it`s a chant that is very....enchanting....@Kain1 The USA chant is a kick ass chant and it really gets our spirits up...I don`t know what country you live in over there in Europe, but I don`t hear a chant for your country...if you did, I`m sure you would love it as much as we love our USA chant, and I would be ok with you using it. So don`t insult our country and our chant you ethnocentric bastard.
  57. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2012 at 9:53 am
    "Heard about this on Glen Beck"
    It`s not surprising that you`d think this is fine.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2012 at 10:10 am
    ""Heard about this on Glen Beck"
    It`s not surprising that you`d think this is fine."

    spoken like a true lemming
  59. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2012 at 10:13 am
    @hurr durr lemming

    Because I recognize Glenn Beck`s racist tendencies? Mkay
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2012 at 10:33 am
    Pretty <bleeping> pathetic when you are allowed to be more proud of being a foreigner in the US then being an American citizen!
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2012 at 10:35 am
    In general the chant is fine, immensely retarded, but not offensive. Normally its no different from Irish people singing "The Fields of Athenrye" or the English chanting "Rule Britannia" at a football match. In this case, however, it was clearly racist. Both teams were American so they were clearly chanting for one race against another, not for one country against another. If you can`t see that then you should be living in a thoroughly padded room for your own safety.
  62. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 11, 2012 at 11:15 am
    Because I recognize Glenn Beck`s racist tendencies? Mkay
    From the liberal dictionary:

    Racist noun `ray sist 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal. 2. See 1.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2012 at 11:16 am
    OldOllie
    Proper Noun
    Someone who is obviously stupid and a hypocrite.

    See, I can do it too. ^-^
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    PvtDeth Male 30-39
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    March 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    @OpsAss13 Youʻre an idiot. Chanting "USA" is fine. Implying that the Americans youʻre playing against arenʻt Americans because theyʻre not white is racist. Stop making conservatives look stupid.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    March 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm
    Welcome to our world. It`s been like that for a few years in England. A foreigner flies their flag, they`re patriotic. We are BARRED from flying ours by local government in case we offend those we have welcomed to live here.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    "Racist noun `ray sist 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal. 2. See 1"
    Good one OldOllie!!!
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    icklevamp Female 18-29
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    March 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    Drawman, it was only a couple of years ago that we had the last world cup and everyone but their grandma had england flags on their houses, cars, clothes, everywhere. A fair few people in my area also have the union jack in their gardens.
    TLDR- You`re talking pants.
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    razbitom Male 40-49
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    March 11, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    `s not racist.

    just stupid.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    It`s not "apparent," mr news anchor - it`s ALLEGED - like when that black guy `allegedly` shoots the court judge on camera? Yeah, THAT`S apparent.

    "Disturbing" incident? Your 3 cherry-picked student interviewees expressing their having been shocked an appalled - that was disturbing.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 11, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    I`m sure if the opposing team engaged in a chant of "viva Mexico" or even better, "viva la Raza" it would be lauded as a step toward more progressive cultural inclusion and tolerance. This is the type of sensationalism that stretches every white person`s apathy regarding the constantly shifting definition of racism further and further toward the breaking point - keep it coming.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 12, 2012 at 5:59 am
    Ever see how often Mexicans raise the Mexican flag and chant "viva la Raza" even when US citizens ya we`re racist though......

    TACOS!! TACOS!! TACOS!!! CHIIIIIMICANGAS!!!!!

    Get the f**k over it!
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    March 12, 2012 at 6:55 am
    I wasn`t aware that USA was a race.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2012 at 7:49 am
    what do you mean "Is Now Racist" it always has been
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    March 12, 2012 at 8:00 am
    I suppose it would depend on their intent. However, "USA, USA!" is a pretty crummy racial slur.
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    UserIDTaken9 Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2012 at 9:01 am
    Chanting "USA" is not equivalent to Mexican-Americans chanting "Viva Mexico" or "Viva la Razza." I`ll admit it seems strange to me to chant about a foreign country, but at the same time nearly every immigrant influx in America has had a transitional period where people were still proud of their old country while becoming assimilated Americans. This includes the Irish, Italians, Germans, etc. It is really just a way of showing pride in one`s heritage. An American taking pride in their heritage is not the equivalent to a bunch of other americans implying you`re not a true American because you came from somewhere else (or your parents did).
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    March 12, 2012 at 9:02 am
    Texas. What a fu*king sorry-ass excuse for a state. Nothing but longhorns and homos if you ask me... and a long history of stupid too.
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    merrdank Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    USA! USA!
  78. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    Raza Razzberry!
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    arsebanditry Male 40-49
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    March 13, 2012 at 2:28 am
    ...it`s more embarrassing for the chanters, it`s seen in Europe as naive jingoism, much like other unquestioning regimes around the world, also a little corny.
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
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    March 13, 2012 at 9:17 am
    The world has gone soft nowadays. People will get offended at anything. This reminds me of the story about a high school football game where students from the school that won held up a sign that said "You Mad Bro?" after the game, and the losing school cried racism.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
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    March 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    Context ya pricks. You can shout "Fire" all you want on the sidewalk, but do it in a crowded theater and it`s no longer cool.

    Chanting "USA" at a sporting event where the other team is predominately Mexican is racist. There`s no other reason to chant that at a high-school basketball game in San Antonio.

    I`m Texas-born, but the state continues to embarrass me occasionally.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    March 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm
    Guess they should have chanted "Remember the Alamo," eh? That would have sparked some shared regional patriotism.

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