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    Re: Students Wearing American Flag Shirts Sent Home

    I find it amazing people supporting the cinco de mayo crowd don't see how offensive it is to celebrate a holiday that has nothing to do with the history of the US in any way shape or form.

    The focus is only on the pro American crowd living in America while the pro Mexican crowd is never to be considered offensive.
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    Re: Students Wearing American Flag Shirts Sent Home

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    I find it amazing people supporting the cinco de mayo crowd don't see how offensive it is to celebrate a holiday that has nothing to do with the history of the US in any way shape or form.
    You mean like Christmas, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, or Halloween? Somehow I think you can still be patriotic and celebrate a holiday that is not related to the USA. Better luck next time.

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    Re: Students Wearing American Flag Shirts Sent Home

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    You're right. If that was first t-shirt they grabbed out of the drawer and it wasn't planned.

    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.
    I have no idea what June 28th is but somehow I find it unlikely anyone would throw a hissy fit over an American flag being worn on that day in America either.

    With this particular story, I don't think either side should sit down or STFU.
    That's where we disagree. The side that has a problem with the American flag being displayed within the borders of AMERICA for any reason whatsoever is the one that needs to sit down and STFU or find themselves on a bus home.

    I would NEVER begin to show the kind of arrogance it takes to go into a country's sovereign borders and make a complaint about the display of their flag by any of their citizens for any reason.

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    Re: Students Wearing American Flag Shirts Sent Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    If that certain clothing is likely to start a fight, then yes, exactly that. Any principal would be remiss to do otherwise. Geez, I really hope you're not an educator...
    Jenny gets irked at the color purple. Should all students wearing purple be sent home?


    So you mean, the principal should do exactly what this principal did in this situation? Way to hoist yourself on your own petard, rat.
    Please show me where, in any of the news coverage of this, it states that the flag wearing students were being violent. Because I seem to have missed that somewhere.

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    Re: Students Wearing American Flag Shirts Sent Home

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I have no idea what June 28th is but somehow I find it unlikely anyone would throw a hissy fit over an American flag being worn on that day in America either.



    That's where we disagree. The side that has a problem with the American flag being displayed within the borders of AMERICA for any reason whatsoever is the one that needs to sit down and STFU or find themselves on a bus home.

    I would NEVER begin to show the kind of arrogance it takes to go into a country's sovereign borders and make a complaint about the display of their flag by any of their citizens for any reason.
    Hey Jall... I think we should go to Mexico on July 4th and get pissy at anyone displaying a Mexican flag. I mean, how DARE they disrespect us like that!! And July 4th is actually a big holiday celebrated nationally. So surely no other country in the world shows their own flags on THAT day.

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    Re: Students Wearing American Flag Shirts Sent Home

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Hey Jall... I think we should go to Mexico on July 4th and get pissy at anyone displaying a Mexican flag. I mean, how DARE they disrespect us like that!! And July 4th is actually a big holiday celebrated nationally. So surely no other country in the world shows their own flags on THAT day.
    The difference between us and that third world cess pool of a country is that we would send our kids home to keep the peace and to curb them acting like a bunch of subhuman savages...there, they will just roll your body into a gutter when one of them knifes you for disrespecting their pathetic excuse for a nation.

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    Re: Students Wearing American Flag Shirts Sent Home

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Please show me where, in any of the news coverage of this, it states that the flag wearing students were being violent. Because I seem to have missed that somewhere.
    Somehow I'm not surprised that you would form such a strong opinion without actually knowing the facts of the situation. According to the wikipedia article on the subject, "School officials deemed the garments "incendiary" and "disrespectful," fearing that displaying the flag would incite fights with the Mexican-American student body." But hey, why should facts get in the way of your trumped up, right-wing talking-point outrage?

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    Re: Students Wearing American Flag Shirts Sent Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Somehow I'm not surprised that you would form such a strong opinion without actually knowing the facts of the situation. According to the wikipedia article on the subject, "School officials deemed the garments "incendiary" and "disrespectful," fearing that displaying the flag would incite fights with the Mexican-American student body." But hey, why should facts get in the way of your trumped up, right-wing talking-point outrage?
    Sooo.. you've got nothing? There was nothing at all stating that the kids were being violent? All you have is that the "school officials" thought that clothing adorned with the UNITED STATES FLAG was "incendiary" and "disrespectful".

    Do you want to perhaps try again, or is that your final answer?

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    Re: Students Wearing American Flag Shirts Sent Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Somehow I'm not surprised that you would form such a strong opinion without actually knowing the facts of the situation. According to the wikipedia article on the subject, "School officials deemed the garments "incendiary" and "disrespectful," fearing that displaying the flag would incite fights with the Mexican-American student body." But hey, why should facts get in the way of your trumped up, right-wing talking-point outrage?
    Oh well if Wikipedia says it, then that just makes it air tight.

    And, by the way, here's that reading comprehension thing again: all the wiki says is that the flag was seen as incendiary and disrespectful...not that the students were actually doing anything wrong.

    I think what you don't get is that most of us have a problem with people seeing the flag in that manner within the borders of the US no matter what fake mexican Corona y Limon day it is.

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    Re: Students Wearing American Flag Shirts Sent Home

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Sooo.. you've got nothing? There was nothing at all stating that the kids were being violent? All you have is that the "school officials" thought that clothing adorned with the UNITED STATES FLAG was "incendiary" and "disrespectful".
    The key phrase there, since you clearly didn't bother reading it, was that they "feared it would start a fight." That is enough to justify their actions, unless you have some reason to believe that their fears weren't justified, in which case the burden of proof is on you, because such extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Otherwise, the fact that administrators well founded fear that there was a chance a fight would be provoked is certainly enough to justify their actions.

    Maybe you should study up a little more and come back when you have something useful to contribute. Thanks for playing!

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