posted on May, 6 2010 @ 09:36 AM
I do agree that the principle was probably just trying to keep the peace, but he was doing that in TOTALLY the wrong way. He should have explained to
everyone that the freedom of expression is alive and well in the USA, and used the opportunity as a teaching moment for ALL students. Instead, he
wasted the opportunity and pandered to those who were "offended". This is a huge problem and the ACLU should definitely be involved.
I also agree that the students who wore the flag were trying to make a statement that might not be popular with everyone. Come on, you don't think it
was an accident for all of them to wear the flag on the same day that just HAPPENED to be a Mexican Holiday, do you? Still, it's their right. And
should have been upheld and protected.
This kind of crap happens way too much! This shouldn't just rest.
ETA: This isn't about the Mexicans or the Mexican kids. I don't like how many posts seem to blame this on them. They are allowed to be offended and
to complain. They have the rights, too. This is about the principle, who turned his back on the First Amendment. Whomever made the decision made a
huge mistake and should be made aware of it.
[edit on 5/6/2010 by Benevolent Heretic]