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Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees
www.nbcbayarea.com ^ | 5/6/2010

Posted on 05/06/2010 8:01:51 AM PDT by PhxRising

NBC Bay Area On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal's office.

"They said we could wear it on any other day," Daniel Galli said, "but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today."

The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts "incendiary" that would lead to fights on campus.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcbayarea.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: cincodemayo; democrats; dresscodes; education; flag; hispandering; immigration; incendiary; liberalfascism; mexico; oldglory; publiceducation; racism; teens; threadcinco; tshirt; unamerican
Call the Principal, Nick Boden, to complain about his racist, anti-American, un-patriotic, and unconstitutional actions.

Nick Boden (408) 201-6100 x40102 Nick.Boden@mhu.k12.ca.us

1 posted on 05/06/2010 8:01:51 AM PDT by PhxRising
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To: PhxRising

Time for the conservative students to wear t-shirts promoting freedom and liberty and other conservative ideas every day until the end of the school year.


2 posted on 05/06/2010 8:06:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: PhxRising

BTT

Time to decide...is this the USA or is it Mexico????


4 posted on 05/06/2010 8:09:44 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more ‘share the wealth’ socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Baynative

A very good summary of the history of the “Cinco de Mayo” event in the US.


5 posted on 05/06/2010 8:10:54 AM PDT by livius
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To: Baynative

So the whole battle of Puebla(?) isn’t the official reason?
Or it’s just not widely celebrated in Mexico?


6 posted on 05/06/2010 8:13:45 AM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: PhxRising

The Morgan Hill School District Administrator is:

Dr. Wesley Smith
408-201-6000
wes.smith@mhu.k12.ca.us

Call Wes to ask that disciplinary action be taken against the principal, Nick Boden.


7 posted on 05/06/2010 8:15:47 AM PDT by PhxRising
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To: PhxRising

bttt


8 posted on 05/06/2010 8:17:43 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Free the last Navy Seal)
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To: PhxRising

I find it interesting that in todays world, a student can be kicked out of school for wearing a shirt with the American flag on it. The principal and the Mexican students need to understand that this is our country, not the Mexicans. We respect the Mexican heritage but not when they try and take over our country. They are looking for trouble and they’ll get it if they aren’t careful.


10 posted on 05/06/2010 8:25:04 AM PDT by RC2
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To: PhxRising

Excellent analysis at Pajamas Media:

Disrespected? I’m confused. Aren’t all the students Americans? Who is being disrespected by the display of our shared national flag?

Let’s pause for a moment and peel back the layers. It seems that many of the Hispanic students at Live Oak High (and probably innumerable other high schools across the country) have been so inculcated with an “identity politics” curriculum that, under the rubric of instilling pride and self-esteem, they have been convinced that they are somehow distinct from and separate from the other American students; that “we” feel disrespected when forced to perceive an American flag.

The school administration then stirs in their own toxic contribution: An assumption (typical of the “soft racism” of leftist ideology) that Hispanic students will respond with violence when they feel disrespected (“the patriotic shirts could trigger fights” is the euphemism they used). Even worse, fearing violence from Hispanic students, the adminstrators solve the crisis by banishing the “offensive” items, rather than warning students that any violence will be severely punished. In other words, the racist administrators insultingly assumed that their Hispanic students would erupt in violence at the sight of an American flag, and the only way to prevent this is to cower at the presumptive violence and preemptively cave in to the mob’s demands that American flags be banned from campus.

http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2010/05/06/students-punished-for-wearing-american-flags-on-cinco-de-mayo/?singlepage=true


11 posted on 05/06/2010 8:26:09 AM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: livius

I call it “Drunco de Mayo” for all the drunk drivers driving around last night. Scary!


12 posted on 05/06/2010 8:28:04 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: RC2
The principal and the Mexican students need to understand that this is our country, not the Mexicans.

You don't understand. They want you to understand that it is really Mexico and we are the occupiers.

13 posted on 05/06/2010 8:30:35 AM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: Baynative

My haircutter’s parents came here from Mexico as immigrants. She said, too, that Cinco de Mayo is NOT a big deal in Mexico. “It is an American holiday” she said.


14 posted on 05/06/2010 8:31:03 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: PhxRising

Interesting to note the Vice Principal’s name who sent the boys to the principal is Miguel Rodriguez.


15 posted on 05/06/2010 8:32:13 AM PDT by flyingbear (long time lurker livin' on the left coast)
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To: TruthHound
It seems that many of the Hispanic students at Live Oak High (and probably innumerable other high schools across the country) have been so inculcated with an “identity politics” curriculum that, under the rubric of instilling pride and self-esteem, they have been convinced that they are somehow distinct from and separate from the other American students

That's it in a nutshell.

Tiny, small minds still imagine 'segregation' equates to Jim Crow. Perhaps they haven't seen the results of the 2008 election yet.

Meanwhile, there is an entire industry dedicated to separate-but-equal. Irony abounds.

16 posted on 05/06/2010 8:34:13 AM PDT by relictele (.)
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To: ColdWater

Yeah, I guess you are right. Maybe we should give California back to the Russians......that would piss them off. I’d like to see them go up against the Russians. It seems that today, they have more guts than we do.

Actually, I don’t give a dam what the illegal Mexicans say. My family helped settle California. I am 6th generation Californian. My great, great grandfather was the first Alcalde (Mayor) in San Bernadino. He owned most of Riverside, thousands of acres. We have a great history in California and these fool Mexicans think they are going to take it away from us? I don’t think so.


17 posted on 05/06/2010 8:37:58 AM PDT by RC2
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To: PhxRising

I’m sure that the ACLU is tripping over themselves to represent these kids. /s


18 posted on 05/06/2010 8:38:24 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’d come back wearing a Remember the Alamo t-shirt.


19 posted on 05/06/2010 8:45:13 AM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: PhxRising

Where is their legal fund?

They need to sue.


20 posted on 05/06/2010 8:53:15 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Baynative
Weird as it is, if anything, an anti-French and/or anti-royalist holiday.

It sickens me how whenever the La Raza Youth do their flag waving and marches, we don't have any American youth with the balls to take them on, "hate crime" laws be damned.

21 posted on 05/06/2010 8:55:21 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Noumenon

Wear that on CDM and you are liable to get lynched...in America!


22 posted on 05/06/2010 8:58:05 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Mr. Glock mod 20 says, “No way!”


23 posted on 05/06/2010 8:59:57 AM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Baynative
The supervisor of our forklift motor pool was a proud to be naturalized American citizen from Mexico. He told me that he had NEVER heard of Cinco de Mayo until he came to America.

Kwanzaa de Mayo?

24 posted on 05/06/2010 9:01:44 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: PhxRising

Morgan Hill Unified School District
15600 Concord Circle
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
408-201-6000


25 posted on 05/06/2010 9:04:10 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Jack Hydrazine
You can get through at this number.

Be advised, the female that helped me, was in total agreement that this was a national outrage and embarrassment...

I hope everyone will take a minute and call now!

Morgan Hill Unified School District 15600 Concord Circle

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

408-201-6000

26 posted on 05/06/2010 9:07:47 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: PhxRising

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Morgan Hill Unified School District said it did not agree with the school’s actions.

“In an attempt to foster a spirit of cultural awareness and maintain a safe and supportive school environment, the Live Oak High School administration took certain actions earlier today,” the statement read. “The district does not concur with the Live Oak High School administration’s interpretation of either board or district policy related to these actions.”

Attempts to reach school officials early Thursday were not successful. A secretary told the Morgan Hill Times that Boden and Rodriguez were unavailable for comment on Wednesday.


27 posted on 05/06/2010 9:08:44 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Freshman Laura Ponce, who had a Mexican flag painted on her face and chest, told the Morgan Hill Times that Cinco de Mayo is the "only day" Mexican-American students can show their national pride.

Take your smart little *ss to Mexico and show your 'national pride' there, honey!

28 posted on 05/06/2010 9:10:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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29 posted on 05/06/2010 9:13:50 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: dragnet2

This school and the school district are the laughing stock of the nation for the moment. An FR Laughing Stock award should be given to them!


30 posted on 05/06/2010 9:14:50 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: Noumenon

LOL!


31 posted on 05/06/2010 9:15:14 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Agree....

To all:

You can get through at this number.

Be advised, the female that helped me, was in total agreement that this was a national outrage and embarrassment...

I hope everyone will take a minute and call now!

Morgan Hill Unified School District 15600 Concord Circle

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

408-201-6000

32 posted on 05/06/2010 9:16:32 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: PhxRising
"it's our day"

(Mexican-American) Freshman Laura Ponce shows off her Mexican pride as she wears a Mexican flag over her shoulders and wears facepaint Wednesday as she waits for school to get out at Live Oak

33 posted on 05/06/2010 9:18:23 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: PhxRising
Live Oak High School even hosted a group of professional baile folklorico dancers, who waved flags and played traditional music from Mexico.
34 posted on 05/06/2010 9:22:16 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Freshman Laura Ponce ... told the Morgan Hill Times that Cinco de Mayo is the "only day" Mexican-American students can show their national pride.

Not true.

35 posted on 05/06/2010 9:24:59 AM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: ELS
You can get through at this number.

Be advised, the female that helped me, was in total agreement that this was a national outrage and embarrassment...

I hope everyone will take a minute and call now!

Morgan Hill Unified School District 15600 Concord Circle

Morgan Hill, CA 95037

408-201-6000

36 posted on 05/06/2010 9:25:54 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: PhxRising

Would this clown force the students to do the same on St. Patrick’s Day?

These American students are going to an American school paid for by American tax dollars.

Time to choose, folks.


37 posted on 05/06/2010 9:29:29 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (Reconciliation happens in November!)
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To: kcvl
In a statement released on Wednesday, the Morgan Hill Unified School District said it did not agree with the school’s actions.

Awwwww. How wishy-washy of them. Why don't you discipline the person(s) that mis-interpreted your policy? Seems to me that this statement is nothing short of a CYA statement from a group that secretly agrees with the principal. Heck, I'd venture to guess that there was "an agreement" between the School board and the HS to do exactly what happened, figuring they'd never get caught.

38 posted on 05/06/2010 9:38:32 AM PDT by ssaftler (Arizonans: Doing the job that Americans won't do.)
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To: kcvl
"it's our day"(Mexican-American) Freshman Laura Ponce

"Porky" Ponce wants her cake and eat it, too!!


39 posted on 05/06/2010 10:12:53 AM PDT by RedMonqey (What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly)
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To: Baynative
Per Wikipedia

"While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance and celebration nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed nationwide in the United States and other locations around the world"

Ironic or a political tool?

We report. You decide...
40 posted on 05/06/2010 10:17:36 AM PDT by RedMonqey (What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly)
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To: kcvl

Looks like every day is Taco Day for Laura.


41 posted on 05/06/2010 12:34:14 PM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Liberals lie.)
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To: PhxRising
Hispanic students from Live Oak staged their own march today. (I have no idea what they might have been 'protesting'.)

In mid-morning, a group of 50 to 75 students (and a few parents) passed through downtown and went to the city's Community and Cultural Center about a mile down the street. As they waved their Mexican flags and chanted "Mexico! Mexico!" and "Give it back!", they proceeded down the street.

I have no idea what went on down at the center but, about half an hour to forty five minutes later, they returned through downtown and went on to the Civic Center.

42 posted on 05/06/2010 12:59:42 PM PDT by Bob
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