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California kids blasted for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

 
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California kids blasted for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo
A handful of California students got an unexpected lesson at their high school this week: Don't wear your stars and stripes on Cinco de Mayo.

Five Morgan Hill, California students were asked to take off their American flag bandannas and turn their T-shirts inside out after students complained, according to NBC news in San Francisco.

Many members of Live Oak High School's large Mexican-American student population that felt it was offensive for the students to wear the American flag on a day that's supposed to celebrate Mexican heritage.

When the boys refused to take off their flag t-shirts and bandannas, they were ordered to go to the principal's office.

"They said we could wear it on any other day," Live Oak student Daniel Galli said, "but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it's supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today."

The alleged concern was that the T-shirts would lead to fights on campus.

"They said if we tried to go back to class with our shirts not taken off, they said it was defiance and we would get suspended," said Dominic Maciel.

The chastised teens' parents were furious.

"I think it's absolutely ridiculous," Julie Fagerstrom, Maciel's mom, said. "All they were doing was displaying their patriotic nature. They're expressing their individuality."

Morgan Hill Unified School District released a statement saying it does not agree with how Live Oak High School administrators handled this incident and that the boys would not be suspended.

But some students believe they are owed an apology.

"I think they should apologize cause it is a Mexican heritage day," Annicia Nunez, a Live Oak High student, told NBC. "We don't deserve to be get disrespected like that. We wouldn't do that on Fourth of July."


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05/06/2010 12:31 PM
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Re: California kids blasted for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo
FREEDOM
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05/06/2010 12:37 PM
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Re: California kids blasted for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo
In America kids can not support or be proud of their country on Cinco De Mayo

In America it is ok to not allow white kids to go on field trips

In America we need to FIGHT for equality and stop this madness
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05/06/2010 12:38 PM
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Re: California kids blasted for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo
Hey OP can you tell me where the option is to turn off seeing pinned threads is at?
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05/06/2010 01:15 PM
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Re: California kids blasted for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo
Weren't you people already advised to leave California? Different reasons, still good advice.
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Re: California kids blasted for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo
Weren't you people already advised to leave California? Different reasons, still good advice.
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05/06/2010 01:16 PM
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Re: California kids blasted for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo
How bout we get rid of every teacher or principle involved. Fucking communists
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05/06/2010 09:17 PM
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Re: California kids blasted for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo
I'd sue the heck out of this school district and the principal. And then, I'd buy my kid about 20 different Stars and Stripes t-shirts to wear EVERY day. This is the USA, not Mexico.
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05/24/2010 08:17 PM
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Re: California kids blasted for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo
How about a Round-up. US Citizens making the arrests.

Or Boycott the Lakers and Suns basketball games. ?
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05/24/2010 08:39 PM
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Re: California kids blasted for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo
"We don't deserve to be get disrespected like that. We wouldn't do that on Fourth of July."

This is the problem right here, these kids have been indoctrinated to think they somehow not apart of the USA otherwise why would she seperate herself from independence day?





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