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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.
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Nick Boden (408) 201-6100 x40102 Nick.Boden@mhu.k12.ca.us
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.
Time to decide...is this the USA or is it Mexico????
A very good summary of the history of the “Cinco de Mayo” event in the US.
So the whole battle of Puebla(?) isn’t the official reason?
Or it’s just not widely celebrated in Mexico?
The Morgan Hill School District Administrator is:
Dr. Wesley Smith
Call Wes to ask that disciplinary action be taken against the principal, Nick Boden.
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.
Excellent analysis at Pajamas Media:
Disrespected? Im confused. Arent all the students Americans? Who is being disrespected by the display of our shared national flag?
Lets 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 mobs demands that American flags be banned from campus.
I call it “Drunco de Mayo” for all the drunk drivers driving around last night. Scary!
You don't understand. They want you to understand that it is really Mexico and we are the occupiers.
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.
Interesting to note the Vice Principal’s name who sent the boys to the principal is Miguel Rodriguez.
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.
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.
I’m sure that the ACLU is tripping over themselves to represent these kids. /s
I’d come back wearing a Remember the Alamo t-shirt.
Where is their legal fund?
They need to sue.