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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
Racists riled when Latino boy sings national anthem at NBA game
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By Pat Cunningham
June 14, 2013 6:15 p.m.



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Here’s an example of the worst — and best — kinds of Americans MAKING THEMSELVES HEARD:

When Darius Rucker canceled plans to sing the national anthem ahead of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs asked Sebastien De La Cruz to do the honors. De La Cruz, an 11-year-old Mexican-American, is a San Antonio resident who appeared as a singer on America’s Got Talent last year, and he didn’t disappoint.

That the Spurs chose a Latino boy in a mariachi suit quickly became a controversy, with social media users asking why an “illegal alien” was singing ...

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