‘USA!’ Chants At High School Basketball Game Perceived As Racist

CBS Houston

SLATON, Texas (CBS Houston) — A school district has apologized after students chanted “USA! USA! USA!” following a girls basketball game because the chants were perceived as racist.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that students from Idalou were chanting “USA!” after a game at Slaton. The Slaton school district is 74 percent Hispanic and 7 percent African-American students.

“I believe that we are a microcosm in schools of greater socity,” Slaton Superintendent Julee Becker told the Avalanche-Journal. “That’s what we are. The symptoms of racism, they run deep.”

Idalou Superintendent Jim Waller apologized for the incident but said that no students will be disciplined.

“I was not aware of anything about that until it was brought to my attention by someone else about what had happened at some other schools,” Waller told the Avalanche-Journal. “I immediately apologized to the (Slaton) superintendent. I emailed this morning a written apology and called an…

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