Skip to comments.California Latino Students Protest ‘Lack of Respect’
Posted on 05/07/2010 6:49:40 PM PDT by John Semmens
A group of 200 mostly Latino students from Live Oak High School skipped class in Morgan Hill, California over an incident they alleged showed a lack of respect for us and our heritage. The protestors marched through neighborhoods shouting slogans and carrying signs.
The incident that provoked the outburst occurred when five other students had the effrontery to wear American flag tee shirts to school on May 5th. Even though school administrators sent these students home to change their shirts to show the proper respect for our Latino student body members, the protestors insisted this wasnt enough of a punishment for their mocking our sacred day.
It is bad enough that Cinco de Mayo isnt a recognized holiday, complained one of the protestors. But to be taunted by the Anglo oppressors of the Mexican people is too much to bear. They should be expelled.
Immature students may think their American-flag-waving stunt is patriotic, said Live Oak High School Assistant Principal Walter Wussman. But patriotism doesnt give a person the right to inflict emotional pain on others. As for the claim that the First Amendment protects the right to express opinions that are offensive to others, well that doesnt apply on school grounds. The Administration has the authority to impose whatever restrictions it deems warranted in order to promote what we consider an appropriate learning environment.
In related news, New Yorks Governor David Paterson (D) announced the creation of a program to assist criminal immigrants to avoid deportation. Immigrant felons make up an important segment of our states criminal class, Paterson observed. If we deport them the need for police, prosecutors, prison guards and the like will be diminished. These public employees have families to feed. We cant let them suffer because of some knee-jerk notion that we should rid ourselves of so-called undesirable foreigners.
R E S P E C T?
A backhoe, a hole, Mexican flags, and thee!
America respect Mexico? Not in Texas. We feel sorry for Mexico. We don’t respect Mexico.
This is our country!
Go to Mexico if you don't want to be laughed at for brandishing a Mexican flag.
BTW - you are losing your touch. It is not satire if the story is real. :)
Another head shakin’, Aw GEEZ chuckle John.
i’m a Christian while American male business owner....
want to talk about lack of respect? seriously??
My work is semi-satire. The basic story is always real. I just expose the unspoken thoughts behind the action.
They don’t have to be taught this. Excessive pride is trait of machismo culture.
The proper reply is for MORE and MORE Americans to wear the flag every day.
This includes students, if Stinko DeMayo, (which is NOT an American holiday) is the pretext for sending the American students home, what excuse will the anti-American lobby use the rest of the year?
I hope that next week a hundred or more students show up in U.S. flag colors!
I "respected" every single Latina right up until I found Senora "Verdad". What in the world are they complaining about?!?!
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