Thursday, May 6, 2010

American Flag t-shirts rejected in SoCa

It's already broken on the big blogs, but I'd like to take a minute to cuss out the school officials at Live Oak High in Southern California.
Tensions mounted at a Bay Area high school Thursday, a day after five students whipped up emotions by wearing t-shirts depicting red, white and blue American flags on Cinco de Mayo.

A group of 50-60 Latino students walked out of classes at Morgan Hill's Live Oak High early Thursday, marching to city hall and rallying to show their support for a school official.

That unidentified assistant principal had ordered the students who wore t-shirts with American flags on Cinco de Mayo to either go home or turn the shirts inside out.
So now we're praising the Latino kids for their support against America???

Even with Latina heritage (and forgive me if I'm not speaking politically-correct), they're at school in the United States.

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Mexicans unlikely defeat of the French....long pause....NOT the United States. In fact, it is a date mostly celebrated in the United States. It's not even that big in Mexico.

So if some kid wants to wear their USA flag shirt on May 5th, simply because it's a Wednesday and they are proud to be American, why are they being punished? They're not protesting Mexican-American heritage or dates of significance to those of Latino backgrounds.
Galli said he was told it was inappropriate to wear the shirt because “it's supposed to be a Mexican Day and we were supposed to honor them.”
And that's that, folks.

May 5th is a Mexican day. It can't be anyone else's day, at any other time in the world. I guess American has July 4th. So why can't the Mexicans have May 5th?

Because this is America people, not Mexico.

Send those school officials a'packin!

LONG LIVE the Red, White, and Blue. And yes, I said that in English.

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