Meaning that the students at Mansfield were not racially motivated.
Meaning are we being too PC - I am not saying that is the case, but if you read the whole article there is mention of it. This is very normal at least in our local high school sports - there are also "black out" and "white out" themes - not racial - but you wear that particular color - we also had a camouflage theme and a beach theme before. It is kind of a way to get the students watching the games involved. It really shouldn't be a surprise to have a theme night I guess is what I am trying to say.
Meaning should this high school be criticized?
I think both schools handled it well - it just seems odd that someone would take offensive to it - it would be different if they yelled something ethnic or mean -- I guess this means all the high schools will have to let all the visiting schools know ahead of time what and when their theme nights are.
Here are some of the comments in the article -
"This is absolutely crazy. I'm from another country my son born in the USA was at the game and I did not feel targeted,"
"Wait a minute, last time I checked, Brockton was located in Massachusetts which is, to the best of my knowledge, a part of the United States, no?,"
"This might be one of the most pathetic things I've read that pertained to someone being 'offended',"
The funny thing is I attended and graduated from Brockton High.