I think the sad part is that there is somehow nearly 60 pages of debate about this. I thought the OP pretty much hit the nail on the head here in post #1.
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Yes sir, it is very possible they said something racist. We need to get the whole story before any of us jump the gun.
Wait a minute here....Let's go back to the original story here shall we?
Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal's office.
"They said we could wear it on any other day," 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 boys said the administrators called their T-shirts "incendiary" that 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," Dominic Maciel, Galli's friend, said.
Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees | NBC Bay Area
So let's see, no where does it say anything at all about the VP overhearing, being told that, or even suspecting that any racial slurs were used by the boys wearing the t-shirts, yet you say it is possible. Tell me, how do you reach that conclusion, apparently derived solely from your own imagination?
Further in the story it reads:
So, the Mexican student was offended not by anything said, but rather by the mere display of the American flag.....In America.....Yet, you start the absolute false, and laughable narrative that the boys must have used some racial slurs. Why?"I think they should apologize cause it is a Mexican Heritage Day," Annicia Nunez, a Live Oak High student, said. "We don't deserve to be get disrespected like that. We wouldn't do that on Fourth of July."
Then we have the actual school boards determination of the situation here:
The district and the school do not see eye-to-eye on the incident and released the following statement:
The district does not concur with the Live Oak High School administration's interpretation of either board or district policy related to these actions.
So the School Board found that after all the evidence was presented by the school, that the boys in question did NOTHING wrong, and were reinstated to class.
Yet, you want to further the narrative that a racial slur was uttered. Please, please explain how you possibly arrive at that conclusion.
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A whole lot of everything has been breathed into this topic, with very little actually pertaining to the situation at hand.
The patriots probably agreed, after one boy got the idea, that wearing American flag clothes on May 5th would be funny (when I was that age everything was funny!) and they would get plenty of attention (age relevant ditto), because attention is everything to students. (They wouldn't have agreed to the attention part out loud).
So, the vice-principal gets wind of them, perhaps attracted to a bunch of really noisy students, and tells them to wear the shirts inside out. They of course disagree because it's their right to wear the US flag shirts, so they get sent home for not obeying.
This makes the news, then this board where it gets turned into a real topic of unsurmountable opposition from both sides. Not to mention beat to death. <oops>
Kids are not even allowed anywhere near the same rights as adults. In school, what the administration says goes. Period. There was a thread here on the 5 year old that was sent home for not getting a haircut. All of you who said "just get a haircut" should be saying to these boys: "just change your shirt". You are punk kids. Wait until you are an adult to wear flag shirts on May 5th. Of course, no one will care then.
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