According to outraged liberal snowflakes in Iowa, it’s blatantly racist to wear the colors of the American flag to an American high school basketball game:
Supporters of the Des Moines North High School basketball team, many of whose players are from refugee families, were offended when fans of Valley High School’s basketball team wore red, white and blue last week, The College Fix reports.
“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!”
Herein lies the issue: Valley High School’s student body is predominantly white. So by wearing the colors of the American flag to a game against a more diverse school, “it strongly implies that the other team, the less white team, is less American.”
As Valley High student Mallorie Paige Sander aptly pointed out:
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. 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.
Yes, we do all live in America — but the problem is that it’s near impossible for liberals to separate race from identity. And according to the liberal mindset, any white American who displays any hint of nationalism must by default be a racist.
Notably, this was not the first time Valley High students had dressed in USA-themed colors instead of their black and orange school colors. But liberals argued that they should have known better than to wear USA colors to this particular game “because everyone knows North is a more diverse school.”
Unfortunately, in the end the crybabies won. Valley High student leaders sent a leader apologizing to the principal of Des Moines North for their offense:
“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.”
If liberals are so offended by red, white, and blue at a high school basketball game, what’s gonna happen when the Olympics roll around?