Like I said, if a student wears a black t-shirt because they think the color black will piss off some group of kids, should they be sent home? Of course not. If a student wears a Redskins tshirt knowing that it will piss off a group of Cowboys fan, should they be sent home? Of course not. To suggest so is ridiculous.
If a student gets pissed off/potentially violent at something another student is wearing, then the pissed off student should be sent home.
It's not the principal's job to walk around making sure no one's wittle feelings are bothered by the colors on someone's clothing.
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Yeah, it's a bona fide holiday in the way St Patrick's Day is. And if students are incited by the flag, they shouldn't be in America and are invited, emphatically, to return to their countries of origin.Clearly there is a possibility that the kids were all wearing these t-shirts to incite the students celebrating Cinco de Mayo (which is, I must point out, a bona fide holiday in the USA and and the Mexican state of Puebla).
Yes, and you cannot count yourself among those who understand the flag code because it is obvious that you don't.Certainly wearing a flag t-shirt is not in and of itself incendiary (unless you're doing it in front of somebody who actually understands flag code, which, as this thread indicates, seems a very small minority of people indeed).
Article made no mention of "taunts" so until there is evidence of such, it cannot be entered into this discussion as a prosecution of these boys. How about you try something new on in this thread; traffic in facts only instead of your wild interpretations.But it could very well be that this t-shirts couple with taunts and such could very well be apt to provoke a fight. Were such taunts and incitements going on?
So then stop second guessing. If you find evidence that there was some form of incitement occurring here, we can revisit the topic.I have no idea, but if they were, any school administrator is perfectly justified in doing whatever needs to be done to remedy the situation, and it is not for us to second guess.
No one died here. There are no martyrs. But I am glad they brought attention to the insolence and derision toward America that a couple little chicano kids and a chicano principal have been raised with while living in this country.It could also be that the kids are perfectly innocent and the administrator was in the wrong. It doesn't seem likely, in all honesty, but it is possible. If so, then the parents should have brought it up at the next PTA meeting, not go straight to Fox News and try to turn their kids into martyrs.
Give me a ****ing break. If a group of students is likely to become violent for some reason, then it's the principal's job to rid the school of the violent students.
Re: the fake holiday.
All holidays develop over time and take on a life/meaning of their own. Mocking or belittling them can be seen as intolerance.
For instance, June 28. In New York City and around the country that day is celebrated with parades. I would never mock or belittle those celebrating the importance of that day.
With this particular story, I don't think either side should sit down or STFU.It's the Mexicans who should sit down and STFU on this one.
As a Californian, if there are students at that school whose parents don't pay income tax, then I have a big problem with that.
However, given the current climate on immigration, I can understand why Mexican-Americans may have some legitimate concerns.
authority on the matter.
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