Iowa students called racist for wearing red, white and blue

Iowa students called racist for wearing red, white and blue

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Veteran Faces Jail Time for Displaying American Flags Outside a VA Fence racistAccording to liberals, everything is racist.  On Sunday, the Daily Caller reported that fans of Valley High School’s basketball team wore red, white and blue last week, prompting charges of racism from supporters of Des Moines North High School basketball team, which consists of many players from refugee players.

According to the Daily Caller:

“This is an example of BLATANT racism,” said Ty Leggett, a Valley High School alum, on the Valley High School – WDMCS Facebook page. “ALL participating should have been pulled and banned from ALL VHS extracurricular events for the remainder of the year! As a parent, I’d be mortified that my son or daughter thought this way, acted in this fashion and refrained from taking a stand against this 21st century inexcusable behavior!”

Erin Ness Carter, a mother living in the Iowan district, remarked that “for the supporters of one team from a primarily white part of town to paint themselves as the ‘team of the USA’ it strongly implies that the other team, the less white team, is less American.”

But some defended the Valley High students, the Daily Caller said:

“Now we can’t wear USA stuff without making someone upset?” asked Melissa Fraas-Bader, another Valley High alum. “Oh please….”

“This country is the United States of America and our country colors are red, white, and blue no matter what color of skin you have or what race you are,” said Mallorie Paige Sander, a current Valley High student. “The intentions to offend anyone by wearing USA themed clothing was no where in the thoughts of any of our student body, why would it be? We all live in America.”

But wait…  What about the old motto, “E Pluribus Unum?”  You know, “Out of many, one.”  Are we now supposed to believe that only white people can wear and identify with red, white and blue?  Really?

Students at Valley High drafted a letter apologizing for their actions:

“We are deeply sorry if we have offended anyone in any way,” reads the statement, in part. “We have traditionally dressed in such a fashion for great games such as the one last night. Everyone here at Valley has immense respect not only for your team and players but for your community as a whole. Please know that our intent was in no way to offend or demean—just to support our own team in a way we have done before.”

I’m personally not sure which is worse — being offended by the colors of the United States or apologizing for it.

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