D.C.’s private school elite talk trash on the court and the internet
In last week’s issue, I came to terms with Barack and Michelle Obama’s decision to enroll their daughters at Tenleytown’s Sidwell Friends school and acknowledged that maybe private school isn’t the hellish bastion of academic and socioeconomic entitlement that I had once thought it to be.
But maybe I spoke too soon. Dave McKenna over at City Desk reports, courtesy of an anonymous Maret School (a Woodley Park private school that, along with Georgetown Day, lost the competition for the Obama girls’ enrollment) parent, that the Sidwell kids taunted the Maret side with “O-ba-ma, O-ba-ma” chants during a recent basketball game.
The chant is actually pretty funny, and I definitely wouldn’t call it offensive. But what is offensive are the comments from students at both schools on the City Desk post. A sampling of what D.C.’s supposedly best-educated youngsters have to offer:
May I make a comment about the Maret:
Point ‘em out:
You You You You and Especially You
straight up, it must suck to go to maret.
we’re gonna chant SAT scores tomorrow night.
in my opinion, maret should never be allowed to step onto sidwell’s campus, in case they get scared by our obama apparel, fucking republicans.
to the punk talkin bout the dude in the ski goggles, that was me. Come to maret tmrw and see me after the game, back ur words up and say it to my face and see what happens…
And you thought Georgetown/Memphis tomorrow was going to get nasty. The trash talk at tonight’s Sidwell/Maret rematch is sure to rival anything you’ll hear at the Verizon Center, and that doesn’t reflect well on anyone.
Sidwell vs. Maret varsity boys’ basketball tips off tonight at 6 at Maret, 3000 Cathedral Ave NW (Woodley Park Metro on the Red Line.)