posted on May, 6 2010 @ 09:09 AM
Originally posted by AshleyD
This makes me so angry.
I agree with Beast Master in that trying to keep the peace was probably the principle's intention. However, this needs to be brought to light as well
If we actually have to be fearful of violence because we wear a shirt that has an American flag on it, then that is indicative of a MUCH larger issue
instead of a simple 'PC gone awry' issue of wearing a flag on a day that is 'insensitive' to Mexican Americans.
Pandering to the over sensitivities of others is simply aggravating. Doing it to avoid possible violence is infuriating.
Hunny it isn't just about keeping the peace. I live in Northern California where we have a rather large Hispanic population. To be TOTALLY blunt
they get what ever they want to simply keep the money for special programs rolling in!
All of the grammar school programs for ALL the children in the area where I live have been eradicated to make way for the state funded ones for the
My children who are half Portuguese and half American were refused entry into any of the after school programs for not being "Hispanic". I can
understand it is in their best interest to try and help them learn English etc. But they DON'T EVER even try; they just cart them around on field
It has gotten to the point where they are demanding that the American children learn to speak Spanish because there are more Spanish speaking
children than English speaking children. When we got hit with that one in "kindergarten"we pulled our kids out of the district here and have been
having them privately schooled ever since.
Spanish or French is a language requirement for graduation from high school here. Not something that 5-9 year old's need because the school wants
money for special programs that are only for a select few.
All of these politically correct "rules" have gotten out of hand. It has gotten to the point here where being a "citizen" is a bad thing and
something our children feel they are being punished for.
EVERYONE has a right to celebrate their heritage; trying to stop those who do in any way is wrong. But like most things around here it will be buried
in a day or two until the next time it happens (daily). I really think they are only reporting on it just because of the Arizona bill to be honest. It
happens every single day here.