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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I have no doubt that is accurate. Most likely, at least that many other Americans don't know what it is either.
    I'm married in to the culture, and most think it's Mexican Independence Day. That's actually September 16th.

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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    This is a freedom of expression issue to me. It is not justifiable for the school to claim that such a thing as wearing the American flag on clothing is going to honestly cause a "race war" to any reasonable person unless the staff of the school allowed the school to reach that level of lack of discipline/racial(ethnic) tension to begin with. It does not matter what the students' intent for wearing the flag clothing was, it should be allowed.

    That being said, if there was more to what actually caused the student(s) to get expelled than just wearing the flag, then that makes it a different matter. But the school still should not be allowed to ban clothing such as wearing a flag shirt to school just to appease other groups of students. For it to reach such a level, there is a major problem with the school atmosphere that banning clothing will not solve.
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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    It's obvious the administrators saw this coming, the school's hispanic side has a history of violence. A better way to go, since it is an American school and not a Mexican one would have been to preemptively require all students to wear or carry an American flag for the school day. Also, the school admins were dertelict in their duty. If they thought there was a safety issue (and they've argued they did) they should have had the police gang unit camped out there.

    Sounds like the school is more interested in protecting hoodlums than they are in their student's freedom and education.

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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    How does banning the American Flag in The United States Of America make schools safer?

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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Give everyone the day off for Cinco de Mayo, problem solved.

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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    How does banning the American Flag in The United States Of America make schools safer?
    In reality, it doesn't. It is a truly just a way for school administrators to try to shift focus off of their own massive failures in not being able to calm down racial tensions that they allowed to reach violent or verge of violence levels to begin with.
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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    In reality, it doesn't. It is a truly just a way for school administrators to try to shift focus off of their own massive failures in not being able to calm down racial tensions that they allowed to reach violent or verge of violence levels to begin with.
    Do you mean that many Mexicans in California don't like the American flag? I know white and black Americans like the American flag.

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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Do you mean that many Mexicans in California don't like the American flag? I know white and black Americans like the American flag.
    No. I mean that the staff of the school was catering (wrongly) to a group (no idea how many really) of students who expected more than they should have, believing that they should have some right to not be exposed to something they found offensive, but a reasonable person shouldn't (and "reasonable person" is and should be our standard, not "well someone, somewhere might find it offensive").
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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    If students can't be responsible enough to celebrate the day without it devolving into chaos the school district should just cancel celebration of the day.

    We're not talking about a Federal holiday here, so who cares whether or not it gets observed?
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    Re: Court Rules Schools Allowed To Ban American Flag In Order To Make Schools Safer

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    No. I mean that the staff of the school was catering (wrongly) to a group (no idea how many really) of students who expected more than they should have, believing that they should have some right to not be exposed to something they found offensive, but a reasonable person shouldn't (and "reasonable person" is and should be our standard, not "well someone, somewhere might find it offensive").
    What is it that is offensive to them?

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