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Five Southern Miss. band members lose scholarships over ‘Where’s your green card?’ chant

Mar 20, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

Kansas State University's Rodriguez dribbles around University of Southern Mississippi's Watson in Pittsburgh

It happened during Southern Mississippi’s first-round game with Kansas State in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and was caught on video, which soon was everywhere. As K-State’s Angel Rodriguez went to the free throw line, some members of the Southern Miss band could be heard chanting “Where’s your green card?” Rodriguez is of Puerto Rican descent.

Aside from being woefully ignorant of civics and geography (Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, and therefore a green card isn’t necessary), those band members — it was determined that five were involved — have been kicked out of the band and have lost their scholarships. Slide trombone: Waa waaaaa.

In a statement, the university said the five had their pep band scholarships revoked, were removed from the band and will be required to complete a two-hour cultural sensitivity training course this week.

The names of the students were not released.

“The students have been forthcoming, cooperative, contrite and sincerely remorseful,” USM Vice President for Student Affairs Joe Paul said in a statement. “They acted rashly and inappropriately, and now see the gravity of their words and actions.”

New chant: ‘Stu-dent loan!’

To the university’s credit, the administration acted quickly and decisively on this: president Martha Saunders issued a statement the following day condemning the chant, and started an investigation to find exactly who was responsible. Seems to me to be kind of a needle-in-the-haystack thing, but they got results. I wonder if it was the tuba section? We’ll never know.

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Five lose scholarships over USM pep band incident [Hattiesburg American]

  1. skids003 - Mar 21, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    I didn’t know band scholarships existed. Bad to lose one over a chant.

  2. AlohaMrHand - Mar 21, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Well,,did he have a green card?

  3. whitedude1 - Mar 21, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Asia for Asians, Africa for Africans, White countries for everyone? Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into White countries. The Netherlands and Belgium are more crowded than Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them. Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY White countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites. What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries? How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem? And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this? But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the White race, Liberals and respectable conservatives will just say that I’m a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews. They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.