A district superintendent has apologized and students have been reprimanded for a perceived racist chant at a high school playoff basketball game in San Antonio on Saturday — but not all parties agree that it was offensive. A host of message board critics and conservative talk radio host all says it’s been blown way out of proportion.
Our story so far: Alamo Heights High School, which is made up mostly of Caucasian students, beat Edison High, which is predominantly Hispanic, in the Region IV-4A championship in San Antonio on Saturday. As Alamo players celebrated the win on the court, a large group of students began cheering “USA! USA!” until the Alamo coach made them stop. Deeming the cheer a racist slur on the Edison players, the San Antonio Independent School District, which represents Edison, filed a complaint with the University Interscholastic League, the governing body of high school sports in the area. From the San Antonio Express News:
It was the second year in a row that a complaint about racially motivated chants was filed after the Region IV-4A basketball tournament.