Students from one Iowan high school have been forced to apologize to the Principal of another Iowan high school because they were wearing the colors of the American flag to a high school ball game.
These Valley High Students were just showing their pride for their country, but the supporters from the Des Moines North High School, whose team players are primarily from refugee families, took offense.
According to some family members of De Moines students, they claimed that this choice in attire was an act of ‘BLATANT RACISM‘ and that it implied that the white majority team of Valley High was trying to show that their team is more is more American because they are more white.
While everyone has the right to be offended, everyone also has the right to wear the American flag. It is a sad world we live in where high strung sensitive liberals are now dictating when it is and isn’t okay to wear the American flag.
From Daily Caller:
“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.”
The assistant coach of Valley’s opponent, Des Moines North, had different thoughts. “Any normal person, any educated person can look at that and think what the hell are these kids thinking,” said Morgan Wheat, assistant coach of the Des Moines North basketball team, according to WHO-TV.com. “Kids are kids, I get it, but I do have questions. I want to know why.”
Des Moines North coach Chad Ryan also reflected on the incident to The Des Moines Register. “I don’t want to judge those young people not knowing their motives,” said Ryan. “What I will say is we’re proud of our diversity at North High School — not only on our basketball team, but our population.”