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Kids sent home for wearing American flag clothes because it offended hispanic kids.. WTF?

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posted on May, 6 2010 @ 10:51 AM
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kids sent home

Im obviously not the only one outraged by this. The worst part is one of the kids wearing the shirt WAS hispanic. Its sad the state America is in these day. Way to strip those kids of there constitutional rights. Good job. The superintendent should step down....



Administrators at a California high school sent five students home on Wednesday after they refused to remove their American flag T-shirts and bandannas -- garments the school officials deemed "incendiary" on Cinco de Mayo.





More than 100 students were spotted wearing the colors of the Mexican flag -- red, white and green -- as they left school, including some who had the flag painted on their faces or arms, the Morgan Hill times reported




posted on May, 6 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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Hi Truth?

Sorry but there' s a thread already going on this I believe.

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Peace!



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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Its Kalifornya what do you expect? Isn't this the same place that Mexican kids took over the school and raised the Mexican flag above the American one? Shouldn't that have been prosecuted as treason or an act of war? Instead they got famous via YouTube and Twitter?

Speaking as a midwesterner and a Floridian. We are willing to concede California and Miami to the Hispanics, as long as we are licensed to use lethal force against any invaders outside of those areas! I never liked Cali anyway, and Miami has always been more like Havana than Florida.

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posted on May, 6 2010 @ 10:57 AM
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Galli told NBC Bay Area, "They said we could wear it on any other day, but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it."


What a complete crock. That would be like banning Christians from celebrating christmas because it offends Jews (which they basically already have tried to do).

Im all about being sensitive to other people cultures and heritages but not at the expense of freedom of speech. As long as the kids werent starting a fight i dont see what the big deal was. They were proud to be American, good for them.

Im sorry if i sound like a rightwing nutjob....im not.Im actually more of a moderate myself. I just respect my country and the constitution and this is a ridiculous case of reverse discrimination.

[edit on 6-5-2010 by truth?]



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 10:58 AM
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Sorry i didnt see the other post....



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 10:59 AM
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There is an obvious tension with that subject and school isn't the place for it. When you have kids wearing American bandans and shirts, don't you think it's blatantly obvious that they'd like to illicite some type of response? What do you think would occur if they continued walking down the halls, eating in the cafeteria, going outside. Fights would occur? Hatred would spill out? The possibility for a mass riot with the students?

I think sending those students home was a justified response.



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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I was ok with the removal of the bandannas, since it clearly states NO bandannas of any kind or color...ok fine. Then came the shirt request....now thats BS! I can only shake my head at this point....

By the way...I bet, without a doubt, 99% of the Mexican kids don't even know what Cinco de Mayo is even for or why it's ACTUALLY celebrated.



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:02 AM
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Mexican-Americans (what a PC crock) should be as equally excited about the US flag as they are the Mexican one! If they are not, then they are not Mexican-Americans. If they US flag is offensive, then they should be sent back to Mexico where they don't have to deal with it!

Unless of course the Administration wants to say that Mexican and Cuban flags are inappropriate on every other day of the year! I am willing to let them have Cinco de Mayo, if we promise to send them home every other day of the year that they try to assert their Mexican Nationality through flags, clothing, or language! Sounds fair to me.



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by Simply J
There is an obvious tension with that subject and school isn't the place for it. When you have kids wearing American bandans and shirts, don't you think it's blatantly obvious that they'd like to illicite some type of response? What do you think would occur if they continued walking down the halls, eating in the cafeteria, going outside. Fights would occur? Hatred would spill out? The possibility for a mass riot with the students?

I think sending those students home was a justified response.


You are probably right, and wearing a flag probably would elicit some response.....GOOD!! If someone wants to fight you or riot because of your patriotism, then good luck to em!

Does this mean that my short stint in an East St. Louis school, I should have hid the fact that I was white? I was white everyday, it did cause some fights!

Does this mean that a Jew can't wear a Yamika during the Christmas season? Does it mean that a Christian can't wear a Cross on the Solstices? Come on, you cannot ban everything that might be offensive!

I agree with rcw, the bandana's have already been banned because of gang affiliations. Certain colors and styles are banned as well. You can't have one pant leg pulled up, or your hat tilted to one side. Ridiculous but necessary. The US flag can never be banned on this soil. To do so would be TREASON!! This Administrator should be tried by a military tribunal!



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by Simply J
There is an obvious tension with that subject and school isn't the place for it. When you have kids wearing American bandans and shirts, don't you think it's blatantly obvious that they'd like to illicite some type of response? What do you think would occur if they continued walking down the halls, eating in the cafeteria, going outside. Fights would occur? Hatred would spill out? The possibility for a mass riot with the students?

I think sending those students home was a justified response.


Hmmmm... Sooooooooo... School children, in AMERICA, wearing symbols of the American flag are trying to illicit some type of response? Like NATIONAL PRIDE!? Sooooooooo... we need to punish fully assimilated Americans so that a few unassimilated "Americans" can march around displaying a foreign flag and not be offended by the flag of the country that is providing them with the opportunity for freedom??? WTF is wrong with you??? The problem isn't with the children wearing the American flag IN AMERICA, it is with the children who would take excpetion to those who wear the flag of the country they live in!



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:13 AM
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I dont know why a Mexican American would be offended by an American Flag on Cinco de Mayo. The US supported the mexican Guerilla fighters in thier war against the French and after the end of the US Civil War many soldiers we allowed by General Sheridan to keep thier uniforms and weapons if the went to Mexico to aid in the fight against the French. So if one know the history there is no reason for either side to be offended.

[edit on 5/6/2010 by DarkStormCrow]



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:13 AM
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posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:14 AM
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I agree we cant always worry about everyone elses feelings. Its just blatant reverse discrimination. Its great if youre proud of your heritage as long as your not a white male. The second you say 'im proud to be white' your a racist. Its sickening.



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:17 AM
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Well you should have known something was wrong when what was it in 1982? The Supreme Court decided it was illegal to check the immigration status of children while still qualifying them for free lunches. When I was in school all the white children and some of the blacks and like 2 Hispanic kids had to all pay 2 bucks for their lunches, while the amigos half who didn't know much English all got free lunches. Prob the same system today and people wonder why we are #ing broke.



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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I think the Mexican-Americans should be proud of there heritage and by all means should be able to celebrate cinco de mayo. This is what America was founded on, freedom. Freedom of speech, of religon, but to take that same freedom away from the kids who wish to wear the American flag is wrong.

We should very much educate kids to be tolerant of other cultures and lifestyles, but not at the expense of ours. Everyone should be equal in a sense. This is what America was founded on. So im not ripping on the hispanic kids who were mexican colors, im ripping on the administrators for a bad decicion. they should step down.



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:39 AM
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Well,this is just indicative of the Socialists and their agenda to divide and conquer this land.

Even taking the once proud term of American and dividing it with Mexican-American or African-American, Muslim-American,ever notice which term goes last?

This is the Socialists plan.They don't need weapons to take over a country they have just changed the fabric of society.

Slowly but surely.

What was bad is good,what was wrong is now right.

If this continues the way it is going,they will read about it in history books,or maybe not.



In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense. And what was terrifying was not that they would kill you for thinking otherwise, but that they might be right. For, after all how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then? - Winston Smith in George Orwell’s 1984



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by DarkStormCrow
I dont know why a Mexican American would be offended by an American Flag on Cinco de Mayo. The US supported the mexican Guerilla fighters in thier war against the French and after the end of the US Civil War many soldiers we allowed by General Sheridan to keep thier uniforms and weapons if the went to Mexico to aid in the fight against the French. So if one know the history there is no reason for either side to be offended.

[edit on 5/6/2010 by DarkStormCrow]


Yeah, but why should we expect teachers to know the history of Cinco de Mayo? I mean....um...er...nvm.

Maybe they know the history but their reasons for making the kids remove the homage to the USA was because it "wasn't fair" in their minds? Stealing the thunder of the ole's and arriba's from the Mexican kids so-to-speak?

Maybe they were scared for the kids wearing the USA shirts? Didn't want them to become victims of an attack by la Raza or the latin kings?

Maybe the shirts were Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA" shirts? That's my favorite one.



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:41 AM
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I would have sent him home too, but for a totally different reason.
The American flag should not worn as clothing!



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 11:45 AM
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Originally posted by Alxandro
I would have sent him home too, but for a totally different reason.
The American flag should not worn as clothing!


I always like your posts.



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