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Dios Bendiga A América, Just Not On Cinco De Mayo

Out. Of .Control.

From msnbc.com:

On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill (California), Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

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.

The boys really had no choice, and went home to avoid suspension. They say they're angry they were not allowed to express their American pride. Their parents are just as upset, calling what happened to their children, "total nonsense."

But to many Mexican-American students at Live Oak, this was a big deal. They say they were offended by the five boys and others for wearing American colors on a Mexican holiday.

"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 the on Fourth of July."

As for an apology, the boys and their families say, 'fat chance.'

"I'm not going to apologize. I did nothing wrong," Galli said. "I went along with my normal day. I might have worn an American flag, but I'm an American and I'm proud to be an American."

Damn skippy!

Who the hell do these people think they are?

Imagine if students who are Irish felt "disrespected" if others wore a patriotic shirt on St. Patrick's Day?

That's right. It just wouldn't even be an issue.

If you want to take pride in your "heritage" and celebrate a day that is important to your former country, then by all means, have a ball.

Just keep in mind, it is because you are in America that you are allowed to do that.

And to the "pendeja" Annicia Nunez, this is a free country. You can wear whatever you like, whenever you like, even on the Fourth of July.

Liberals love to say that America is a melting pot. That our diversity is our strength. That no matter what race, creed, nationality, or religion one may be, we are all Americans.

That is one point that any sane American would agree.

Someone needs to tell Ms. Nunez that.

The administrator who threatened these kids with suspension should be fired immediately.

Un-frickin-believable.


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Comments (40)

And Cinco de Mayo <a hre... (Below threshold)
James H:

And Cinco de Mayo IS NOT THAT BIG A HOLIDAY IN MEXICO!! Somebody's out of touch with their culture.

Actually, in recent diversi... (Below threshold)
Wordygirl:

Actually, in recent diversity training, I discovered that the new catchphrase for liberals is that America is like a "salad", we all get tossed in, but we get to keep our own distinct color and character. Melting pot assumes we assimilate, and that is no longer the goal.

That wearing our fl... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:


That wearing our flag(or a facsimile of)can be regarded as incendiary or disrespectful in MY country is totally infuriating.

I'd be pleased to donate the first $50 toward appropriate transportation to another venue for those who subscribe to this notion. Done got damn good and tired of horsecrap like this.

I served proudly under that flag, and would willingly do the same again. To not understand the true exceptionalism of this country is to not understand the concept of it.

BTW, unrelated, across the Fox News wire, the 3rd Navy Seal has just been acquitted of all charges. Guess that's "incendiary", too.

Sounds like the "administra... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Sounds like the "administrators" need to sit in on a semester of freshman Civics Class. Assuming they even give that class anymore.

"We wouldn't do the on F... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

"We wouldn't do the on Fourth of July."

I'm sure.

There is one small detail that escaped la Nunez, and that is that this ain't fuckin' Mexico! So the situation is not symmetric.

Other than that minor flaw, her argument was sound. /sarc

I can't wait to see how the... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

I can't wait to see how the liberal trolls around here try to spin his one. Assuming they are brave enough to even try.

So much for the "tolerance" of the left.

The scary part is that thes... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

The scary part is that these so-called ADULTS are running the education program.

PC is alive and well!

I wonder if little Miss La ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I wonder if little Miss La Raza was OFFENDED that the school raised the AMERICAN flag that morning.

Or did they? Did they also skip the pledge of allegiance that morning as well?

Another reason for the left... (Below threshold)
LeBron Steinman:

Another reason for the lefty cadre to weep.
The third and final Navy Seal was just acquitted of assaulting the Jihadi cockroach.

Let's raise a toast to the ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Let's raise a toast to the next generation of American patriots.

Garandfan, do the public s... (Below threshold)
hvywgt:

Garandfan, do the public schools of California even bother to say the pledge?

I agree w/ James H. ... (Below threshold)
macofromoc:


I agree w/ James H. It's pretty much an American holiday. What're the chances of the students or administrators even know what it's about?

I want to see this guy tell... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

I want to see this guy tell someone like Master Sergeant P. Benavidez that he cannot wear the American Flag.

If they feel that strongly they can go to Mexico where the day is not celebrated.

There view times I feel the that this phrase Love it or Leave can be used and this is one of them. If the you cannot look at the Stars and Strips without anger you do not belong here.


These days it seems like yo... (Below threshold)
LiberalNitemare:

These days it seems like you can only show respect for someone's culture by disrecting your own.

If you love your culture more than you love being an american, make us both happier ... go back to whereever your culture came from.

Are you kidding me? Those p... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Are you kidding me? Those punks can wear their imperialistic symbols of white hegemony 364 other days a year /channel Noam Chomsky.

Seriously, California is Mexico. You doubt? Take your kids to Seaworld and try to order lunch in English.

A straw poll of the Hispani... (Below threshold)
epador:

A straw poll of the Hispanics in our office today basically came down to:

WTF???

C de Mayo not a real holiday anyway (comparable to KWANZA)! What a bunch of #[email protected]!(*&$)!

I think its time we simply make SF the Gaza Strip of the West Coast.

Oh! thus... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:


Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

To those who at this moment Stand the Watch far from home, friend and Family under the BANNER thank you.
To the teachers and students please go to Mexico and have their Military defend their rights.

Maybe next year they should... (Below threshold)

Maybe next year they should wear French flags.

email this cretin...please:... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

email this cretin...please:

[email protected]

I did...though he hasn't had the courage to respond. He's most likely busy whacking off on an American flag.

Where are the parents of th... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

Where are the parents of those who were suspended? At least one of them should have the guts to lay an a** whipping on the left wing anti-american school administrators. If this keeps up there will be more violence than the school system can handle.

Seriously, California is Me... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Seriously, California is Mexico.

Which is kind of the point when people talk about assimilation....

And Drinko de Mayo was inve... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

And Drinko de Mayo was invented by Jose Cuervo back when I was in college.

in recent diversity trai... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

in recent diversity training, I discovered that the new catchphrase for liberals is that America is like a "salad", we all get tossed in

Close. They actually mean that we all have to toss Barry's salad.

I wonder how this story wou... (Below threshold)
Eric:

I wonder how this story would have played out if a group of students wore Gay Pride attire at Christmas time and other students said that they were offended.

Do you think that they Gay Pride students would be told to change their clothes or would the other students be forced into diversity training?

Actually, in recent dive... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Actually, in recent diversity training, I discovered that the new catchphrase for liberals is that America is like a "salad", we all get tossed in, but we get to keep our own distinct color and character. Melting pot assumes we assimilate, and that is no longer the goal.

And the Mexicans want to be the little cup of dressing separated from the main salad, you know, like those women who dip their little bites of salad in it.

These P.C. types are hangin... (Below threshold)
Grace:

These P.C. types are hanging themselves with the excess rope they have for only a short while longer.
This type of story, as it burns up the internet, just helps the conservative side to stay focussed on the change we are going to put in place in NOvember.

That wearing our f... (Below threshold)
James H:
That wearing our flag(or a facsimile of)can be regarded as incendiary or disrespectful in MY country is totally infuriating.

Actually, I really, really dislike patriotic kitsch. I like th eAmerican flag. I respect it. I revere it. But I don't like it when the flag is restyled into T-shirts or picnic napkins. There's something disrespectful about that.

Actually, in recen... (Below threshold)
James H:
Actually, in recent diversity training, I discovered that the new catchphrase for liberals is that America is like a "salad", we all get tossed in, but we get to keep our own distinct color and character.

I'm kind of sympathetic to this, actually. My family (on my father's side) immigrated to this country from Germany in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. My grandparents passed away in the 90s, and they were fairly well assimilated.

Thing is, I really have no sense of my cultural roots. I'm happy being an American, mind you, but in a country where nearly everybody came from somewhere else, I have very little sense of personal history.

James H,I am part Da... (Below threshold)
Grace:

James H,
I am part Danish and part Heinz 57 variety. I have no "cultural roots" either. Never missed them in all the time I was growing up in America.
I am now an expat living in a foreign country. I suggest that people try it. No matter the country, you appreciate in a new and profound way the beauty and uniqueness of the USA.

'Disrepected.' Is that lik... (Below threshold)
dnb:

'Disrepected.' Is that like gang language? They were wearing their colors.

My "people" have been on th... (Below threshold)

My "people" have been on these shores going as far back as 1653. Through genealogical research I have identified no fewer than six distinct European nationalities that have contributed to the DNA in my cells.

The thing about a salad is the different bits can be tossed in, but then later they can be separated out. But if you try to do that to my different bits there's going to be a lot of yelling and kicking and bleeding involved.

So, I'm a "no" vote on the "salad bowl" metaphor.

My Swedish great x 5 GF was... (Below threshold)
epador:

My Swedish great x 5 GF was apparently an undocumented immigrant who jumped the fence and swam over after a short stay in London. I got a bit of every British Isle and bordering European blood plus a sprinkle of whatever the damn Melungeons are (Sub-Saharan Africa and Native American + European). Forebears fought on our side in the Revolutionary War, both sides of the Civil War (a few changed coats three times depending upon who was paying better that month) and every conflict since. I think sausage is more descriptive than anything.

I don't think any of them would give a hoot about what some spoiled Valley Girl wannabe with dark skin thinks about the American Flag. I sure as hell don't. If the geography weren't so beautiful, I'd say give 'em all everything west of the San Andreas, then set off an underground A-bomb on the fault line and wave good-bye as they float into the sunset waving their Mexican Flags and false green cards.

The parents are fully suppo... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

The parents are fully supporting their kids and have complained to the school board, which immediately lifted the suspensions pending investigation and the boys were all back in school Thursday - wearing their flag shirts.

I don't blame the chica who was offended - she's a kid parroting the pablum she's been fed, and which was reinforced by the idiot administrators. They are the real villains in this story. They would probably go to the mats to defend a student wearing a Che Guevara or Chimpy McHitler shirt. The American flag, not so much . . .

I did love the comment by the one of the suspended kids who is Mexican-American (his Dad came here legally from Mexico). He refused to turn his shirt inside out, and was suspended for it. He said, "I'm not against pride, I'm all for it. I have pride. I was showing pride. American pride." God bless him!

If these kids were adult, t... (Below threshold)
James H:

If these kids were adult, they'd understand these holidays' true meanings:

* New Year's Day: Wear a tuxedo and drink champagne.
* St. Patrick's Day: Wear green and drink beer.
* Cinco de Mayo: Wear a sombrero and drink beer.
* Fourth of July: Wear red, white, and blue, and drink beer.
* Labor Day: Take a day off work and drink beer.
* Halloween: Wear a mask and drink beer.
* Thanksgiving: Eat a turkey and drink beer.
* Christmas: Put up a tree and drink alcohol-laced eggnog.

Why don,t the principle jus... (Below threshold)
ron:

Why don,t the principle just move to mehico. I am sure he could live like a king on his retirement there and be welcomed with open arms.

Pero, en Mexico, no se cele... (Below threshold)
James H:

Pero, en Mexico, no se celebra el Cinco de Mayo.

This reminds me of what Vic... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

This reminds me of what Victor Davis Hanson said once about many Mexican immigrants who were flying the Mexican flag over the US flag in California; they will proudy and sometimes defiantly fly the flag of a country they have no desire to return to.

Well, that was a stupid mov... (Below threshold)
ryan a:

Well, that was a stupid move by the school admin.

Liberals love to say that A... (Below threshold)

Liberals love to say that America is a melting pot.

An (il)liberal (Actual name: fascist) wouldn't know a melting pot from his ass! (Or that from his elbow)

America WAS a melting pot, long ago -- but that was before the bloody fascists invented the triple tyrannies of "multiculturalism," with which to Balkanize our nation, self-and-own-culture loathing, with which to indoctrinate and to enslave the past several generations of America's children -- and "political correctness," with which to silence the protests of Conservatives and of America's other few intelligent men and women!

America WAS a melt... (Below threshold)
James H:
America WAS a melting pot, long ago -- but that was before the bloody fascists invented the triple tyrannies of "multiculturalism," with which to Balkanize our nation, self-and-own-culture loathing, with which to indoctrinate and to enslave the past several generations of America's children -- and "political correctness," with which to silence the protests of Conservatives and of America's other few intelligent men and women!

That's a distortion? America has undergone cycles of nativism in which that particular generation's immigrants faced discrimination, whether those immigrants were Chinese, German, Irish, or what have you.

And those immigrants who came to America no doubt loved their new country, but today you see remnants of old-line discrimination and cultural separatism if you visit American cities that have been established for a century or more. Neighborhoods such as Little Italy and Chinatown take their names from immigrants who settled there and often brought some portion of their former culture with them to America.

And among bona fide Americans (not immigrants) you can find subcultures such as the African-American rennaissance that flourished in portions of urban America in the early 20th century.

Multculturalism is not new. It's been with us for a century or more. Paeans to the past or "the way things used to be" hearken not to an actual history, but to a romanticized version of America that never was.

Side note ... I think you can make a strong case that Prohibition gained steam in the US in part because of anti-German and anti-Irish bias.




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