By Missy Crane | February 13, 2020

A high school basketball game in California ended with chants of “where’s your passport” from students at a local public school.

The ribbing was directed at their rival team; a private school with several foreign players on the team.

The school is calling the chant “racist.”

We’re really lowering the bar on what is racist in this country, aren’t we?

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Remember when being “racist” actually meant something serious? The word had meaning and caused people to sit up and take notice and seriously debate issues in a thoughtful and productive manner.

Now harmless ribbing by high schoolers is “racist.”

Thanks, liberals for totally diluting the word into literally meaning nothing.

You can watch the video below:

Despite the words from Righetti High students, St. Joseph basketball coach Tom Mott told the paper he felt the chant from the rival fans was not racially motivated.

“I honestly think they were unaware they said a racist thing,” Mott said. “They did not intend for it to be racist.”

Three players on St. Joseph’s are from Puerto Rico — a US territory — and one is from France, the report said.

Mott did say, however, that “it’s just sad that kids who are 15, 16, or 17 years old are called out for what they look like or where they’re from.”

Erinn Dougherty, the St. Joseph’s principal who stormed over to condemn the Righetti High student section after the game ended, referred to the chant as “racially charged rhetoric,” but said she didn’t feel the students realized “what they were saying.”

“Just because I will not allow certain xenophobic statements to be made at my campus and I don’t want racially charged rhetoric here, doesn’t mean that I don’t love and respect the students of this whole community,” Dougherty told the Santa Maria Times.

“Not just the St. Joe students but the whole community. I think they were good kids who didn’t realize what they were saying.”

Dougherty also expressed regret for how she reacted.

“I’ve made mistakes and I probably made a mistake charging over there,” she said. [New York Post]

At the very least this principal admits she overreacted by barreling over there like a politically correct bat of hell to scold students that don’t even attend her school.

Our education system is truly a liberal hell-hole of political correctness and virtue signaling.

These teachers and school officials are hovering over these poor kids like nervous-nelly parents just waiting to pounce on a word or phrase that is “racist.”

No wonder everyone is on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds. Let kids be kids – they’ll work it out – and save the hysteria for when it actually matters.

 

 

This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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