They care because of the intent behind the action. The intent is to insult and belittle them and their heritage on the one day in
America that they celebrate their heritage.
That is presumptuous at best even given the testimony presented within the
Opinion of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
(Note PDF link).
In such, it is noted to what led to the decision (Emphasis is mine)
On Cinco de Mayo in 2009, a year before the events relevant to this appeal, there was an altercation on campus between a group of
predominantly Caucasian students and a group of Mexican students.
First, the notion of safety was presumed on an incident that occurred in the past, as noted above. I also have a problem with the identification of
the groups. One is "Caucasian" and the other "Mexican". There is no way to know if the Caucasians were not immigrants themselves and why identify
students of presumably Hispanic heritage as "Mexican"?
Regardless, if we are to use the previous year's incident, it is noted that the escalation of threat was by the "Mexican" students when they verbally
threatened the "Caucasian" students.
The groups exchanged profanities and threats...one Mexican student shouted “f*** them white boys, f*** them white boys.”
Even more telling is the claim of "racism" by the "Mexican" students, for merely a display of our National flag.
[T]he student said, “But Rodriguez, they are racist. They are being racist. F*** them white boys. Let’s f*** them up.” Rodriguez removed the
student from the area.
The last statement is notable, considering that instead of disciplining the "Mexican" student for their provocation of violence, the Assistant
Principle just removed them. They made the remarks to "f*** them up".
Moving forward, we can see yet again, it was the "Mexican" students who confronted the attire of the "Caucasian" students. In 2010, a group of
students decided to wear shirts with the American flag adorned upon it. One was confronted and asked “Why are you wearing that? Do you not like
I think this was never answered and it may be the key to this whole case, but apparently the "Mexican" students were not allowed to wear attire with
the Mexican flag? According to the Opinion, one student asked why the Caucasian students “get to wear their flag
out when we [sic] don’t get to wear our [sic] flag?"
Overall, the threats and intent
of inciting violence came from the "Mexican" students.
edit on 2-3-2014 by ownbestenemy because: (no