Skip to comments.VIDEO: NorCal Students Wearing U.S. Flag Shirts Sent Home
Posted on 05/06/2010 7:44:10 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
On Cinco de Mayo, five northern Californial high school students came to school in red, white and blue, and got a very public lesson in school politics and free speech.
The boys came to Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill on the Mexican holiday, wearing t-shirts, shorts and shoes emblazoned with American flags.
Around 10 a.m., the assistant principal told sophomore Matthew Dariano he had to remove his bandana, which is against school policy.
But then Dariano said the assistant principal told all him and all his friends to take off their shirts, or turn them inside out, because some Hispanic students were upset and the school feared it would start a fight. Dariano is part Mexican.
"Our Hispanic vice principal was taking their side, and was thinking that we were being racist towards them, so he was discriminating against us, making us take off our stuff," Dariano said.
"We're not trying to start trouble," said student Austin Carvalho. "We're in America. We can't wear our own colors?"
The boys refused to take off the shirts. They were not suspended, but they were sent home.
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I cannot believe this is happening here in America. Where is the outrage? Is the ACLU going to come to the aid of these students?
Good for them..!
Imagine, in Canada, Great Brittain, France or Japan, wearing your country’s flag emblems on the 4th of July and they send you home.
This is lunacy.
If it were a Polish holiday, would students be suspended for wearing an American flag Tee-shirt?
If the assistant principle finds the American flag offensive, he should stay home.
Or St. Patrick’s day?
This is madness.
Could someone post the phone number of the school? I say we call them and sing “God Bless America”.
I really don’t care that Hispanic students were upset.
“If the assistant principle finds the American flag offensive, he should stay home.”
If you find the US Flag offensive you should leave the country. Nobody is holding you hear against your will. We have enough malcontents already. I’m so sick of people who hate this country driving the agenda. It’s time for Patriots, like these kids, to stand up. Screw Cinco de Mayo.
Sounds like most of the student body is probably hispanic including the American flag t-shirt guys judging by their last names. It’s a California government school after all.
maybe they should go home.......back to Mexico.
There is 'hope' for America yet!
Or better yet, move to Mexico.
They should wear shirts with the picture of General Winfield Scott. The background should be Mexico City with the US Flag flying over it.
race baiters created this monster, hope they are now happy
i warn those here 24-7 that demonizing Southern whites, Christopher Columbus etc leads smack down the road to demonizing any symbol associate with American whiteness.
good luck ya’ll, hope all that preening self righteous indignation will have been worth it for you after you scamper back to your hiding places again one day
You bet they would in the UK. They would send them home for wearing even the colors in the Union Jack on a Muslem holiday.
BTW, the continued irony of this is the 5th of May is not that big a deal in Mexico.
Call the Principal, Nick Boden, to complain about his racist, anti-American, un-patriotic, and unconstitutional actions.
(408) 201-6100 x40102
The Morgan Hill School District Administrator is:
Dr. Wesley Smith
Call Wes to ask that disciplinary action be taken against the principal, Nick Boden.
This is one more degree on the little frog sitting in the water as it comes to a boil.... when will our citizen wake up and realize what is going on? I am seriously worried that nothing short of a total collapse or thousands of deaths will cause anyone to pay attention to this danger on our borders....
This is an absolute OUTRAGE.
If I lived there, I would gather every Tea Partier and 9/12 groups I could find to protest at the District Administration Offices. These are the kinds of things we MUST take immediate action against. Those kids were patriots and NEED our support!
God bless those red blooded American boys and God bless America!
If I was the mother of any of those boys, I would enlist every other American parent to show up with signs about Freedom of Speech at that school, and stay for at least one full day.If any of the boys is suspended or kicked out, a tremendous law suit would ensue!
Requesting that any student remove articles of clothing smacks of some type of sexual abuse\perversion. The assistant principal should be charged with a sex crime
In any case, charging him thusly would force him to further state the REAL reason for his request.
If they want to make a big deal out of this, I say, let’s do it...
I heard on the news this morning that the school district has sided with the students and released a statement denouncing the principal’s decision.
Here I go again....commenting without reading the entire article.
Don't be fooled into thinking Mexico just wants the SW. They are taught to believe the whole continent is theirs.
Last night, all the local MSM outlets were mentioning the Assistant Pricipal’s name. This morning, all local MSM reports I’ve heard have scrubbed the Asst. Principal’s name out of their reporting. Interesting to note the Assistant Principal’s name is Miguel Rodriguez.
If its okay to wear a Mexican flag its okay to wear a US flag
What REALLY gets my goat (from the video) is the total douche bag student that said she was OFFENDED by the US Flag shirts!
the continued irony of this is the 5th of May is not that big a deal in Mexico. ...................................... Yeah, what is the big deal about beating the FRENCH in a battle? Actually its all about commercialism, it sells stuff.
this is pure B/S
I came to this country from Europe and my kids and I are now proud Americans, and good for those kids doing what they did.
I heard a mexican Americans father say the kids should have been beat up, that they have to say sorry etc
This is pure B/S and will the MEDIA actually cover this in great detail and will this teacher be the one suspended?
Dariano is part Mexican
It appears, judging by their names, that the students wearing the American flag shirts were also Hispanic.
By sundown, the district met with all the students and parents, and they all got good news. The t-shirts can stay.
The t-shirts can stay? that should never of been in question. UGH!
Thanks, I sent a courteous message regarding the matter to Dr. Wesley Smith.
The True History of the Southwest, 101
The fallacies surrounding the history of the Southwest are staggering, chief among them the Aztlan fairy tales. Whats the truth? How did the Spanish Europeans conquer the Southwest? The conquistadores (that means conquerors) did it with the lance, and the lash.
For example, in 1541 Coronado entered present-day New Mexico (which included present-day Arizona during the Spanish era) searching for the lost cities of gold. One of his first actions upon meeting the natives was to burn 100s of them alive in their dwellings, for not handing over suspected horse thieves. That is how Spain conquered the natives of the present US Southwestnot with hugs and kisses. It was certainly no love-fest between long-lost brown-skinned soul-mates, as it is often portrayed today by the delusional Aztlaners, who spin the new bronze race of Mestizos toro-mierda.
By 1821, Mexico City was strong enough to overthrow the even more decrepit and ineffectual Spanish rule. However, the distant provinces of the current U.S. Southwest were far beyond the reach of the authority of the independent but strife-torn government of Mexico City. These distant northern provinces received neither military protection nor needed levels of trade from the south. Under Spanish rule, trade with the USA was forbidden, but at least Spain provided trade and Army protection from hostile Indians. Under Mexican abandonment and neglect, the Southwest received neither trade nor protection from Mexico City.
For example, Comanches and Apaches ran rampant in the 1830s in this power vacuum created by Mexican neglect, burning scores of major ranches that had been active for hundreds of years and massacring their inhabitants. Mexico City could neither defend nor keep the allegiance of its nominal subjects in these regions. Nor did it provide needed levels of trade to sustain the prior Spanish-era standard of living. Mexican governmental influence atrophied, withered and died at the same time that American pathfinders were opening up new routes into the region.
Increasingly, a growing United States of America was making inroads into the Southwest, via ships into California, and via gigantic wagon trains of trade goods over the Santa Fe Trail from St. Louis. The standard of living of the SPANISH in these provinces subsequently increased enormously, which is why they did not support Mexico City in the 1846-48 war. In fact, the Spanish-speaking inhabitants of the Southwest NEVER considered themselves Mexicans at all, ever. They went, in their own eyes, from SPANISH directly to AMERICAN. To this very day, if you want a punch in the nose, just call an Hispanic native of New Mexico a Mexican!
So how long did Mexico City have even nominal jurisdiction (in their eyes) over the American Southwest? For only 25 years, during which they had no effective control, and the area slipped backwards by every measure until the arrival of the Americans. The SPANISH inhabitants of the Southwest NEVER transferred their loyalty to Mexico City, because all they received from the chaotic Mexican government was misrule, neglect, and unchecked Indian raids.
Since then, how long has the area been under firm American control? For 150 continuous years, during which time the former Spanish inhabitants of the region, now American citizens, have prospered beyond the wildest dreams of the Mexicans still stuck in Mexico. To compare the infrastructure, roads, schools, hospitals etc of the two regions is to understand the truth. The Mexican government has been mired in graft, corruption, nepotism and chaos from the very start until today. The ordinary Mexican peons have been trampled and abused, while only the super-rich elites have thrived. This is why millions of Mexicans want to escape from Mexico today, to enjoy the benefits of living in America that they can never hope to obtain in Mexico.
And because today Mexico is a corrupt third-world pest-hole, (despite having more millionaires and billionaires than Great Britain), we are now supposed to let any Mexican from Chiapas, Michoacan or Yucatan march into the American Southwest, and make some historical claim of a right to live there?
From where does this absurd idea spring?
At what point in history did Indians and Mestizos from Zacatecas or Durango stake a claim on the American Southwest? Neither they nor their ancestors ever lived for one single day in the American Southwest. The Spanish living in the Southwest in 1846 stayed there, and became Americans by the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. There were no Spanish inhabitants of the Southwest who were marched to the border and driven into Mexico. It didnt happen. The SPANISH in the Southwest welcomed American citizenship, which brought stability, protection from Indian raids, and a vast increase in their standard of living with the increase in trade.
In summary, NO current inhabitants of Mexico have ANY claim on even one single inch of the Southwest!
NOT ONE citizen of Mexico is sneaking into the USA to reclaim property their ancestors were deprived of, NOT ONE.
They are criminal invaders and colonizers, pure and simple.
Its time Americans learned the true history, as a counter to the prevalent Aztlaner fairy tales.
Drawing from some of the ideas posted here, I’ve sent a message to Dr. Wesley Smith.
Dr. Wesley Smith
Subject: God Bless America....Land that I love...
I am writing to you all the way from Columbus, Ohio, because as an American citizen I was OUTRAGED to read about the American Flag incident at Live Oak High School and how it was handled by both Principal Nick Boden and Asst. Principal Miguel Rodriguez.
As an education administrator in a PUBLIC school system, I don’t believe you need to be reminded that this is AMERICA, not MEXICO, and even though you may be thrilled that our Constitution is being shredded by our government on a daily basis, this is NOT YET Venezuela or communist China. Have you forgotten those students 1st Amendment Rights? If the district had been celebrating St. Patricks Day or a Polish Holiday, would Principal Boden and Asst. Principal Rodriguez have taken the same action towards the American flag wearing students? I think NOT. And you know damned well that if the ‘shoe were on the other foot’, the Hispanics would be screaming of racism.
As an American citizen, I stand proudly with those young men and their families. THEY are American patriots! The decision at day’s end to allow the t-shirts to stay was a total cop out on the part of the school district. I hope, at the least, that the students are given an apology, full credit for the day’s attendance and that their families demand disciplinary action against Boden and Rodriguez. After all, Dr. Smith, first and foremost this IS America and the flag of NO OTHER COUNTRY should take precedence over the American flag...no matter WHAT day it is!! “
Had we stayed down there, I imagine the north of Mexico would be as prosperous (even now) as the U.S. and we'd be facing illegal invasion from only 9-10 states instead of 31.