The students at Valley High School in Des Moines, Iowa did something last Wednesday that they’ve done before. They celebrated their school-sponsored patriotic day by wearing red, white and blue.
But this time, according to Breitbart, they were labeled as racist when they showed up to a basketball game wearing those colors.
Why? Because the team they were playing against was from North High School, which is said to have a more diverse school body than Valley’s. And the people who are upset are absurdly claiming that the American flag is a non-inclusive, offensive, and racist symbol against most people who are not white.
A Valley alum named Ty Leggett took to Facebook to spew his outrage at students from his school wearing red, white, and blue.
He wrote, “This is an example of BLATANT racism. 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!” he continued.
On the other hand, conservatives and other patriots are likely to be mortified by his mortification.
Valley freshman Dayna Dunnwald, growing up in a world surrounded by political correctness, seemed disappointed but not surprised.
“We had a USA theme, which we’ve done many times in the past,” she said. “It’s really sad, and I hope everyone can resolve it in the end because no one at Valley meant it in that way. And it was just for fun.”
Fortunately, the school did not fold to pressure and ban the colors of its own country.
They sent out a letter to all students and staff members, writing, “It has been brought to our attention that the decision by the Valley High School student section to wear U.S.A. apparel at our game last night was offensive to members of your community and fan base. We are deeply sorry if we have offended anyone in any way.”
But the school continued, “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.”
Unfortunately, though, Valley High did not clearly express how ridiculous it is that this is even an issue.
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