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Can allegations of racism at a high school football game lead to a teachable moment?

LOS ANGELES - Maybe in another time, the scene at an Orange County high school football game might have felt different: the home team fans dressed in red, white and blue chanting, "USA!" "USA!" after a touchdown.

But this is an age of polarization from President Donald Trump on down, of us versus them, of viral accounts of racist rhetoric and bullying in schools - and the home team's campus is mostly white, the visiting team's almost entirely Latino.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has collected disturbing anecdotes nationwide: white students in Arizona raising a Confederate flag during the

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