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Students Sent Home For Wearing American Flag Shirt

And it was on Cinco de Mayo. How do you even comment on this news story?

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Students Sent Home For Wearing American Flag Shirt. And it was on Cinco de Mayo. How do you even comment on this news story?
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Male, 18-29, Southern US
 12 Posts
Monday, August 23, 2010 5:19:36 PM
I'm a Mexican-American, but I find that pooty school`s decision offensive. The citizens of a country can be allowed to wear their country`s flag on their clothing on THEIR OWN SOIL!

I`m also an American patriot, and I`m glad I live in the US instead of Mexico, which is a sh*t country.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 711 Posts
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 5:18:42 PM
Cinco de Mayo is an American holiday, not a Mexican holiday. The Fifth of May is the day the Mexicans went to war, not the day they won it.

Do your research, the Mexicans don't celebrate it.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 711 Posts
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 5:15:39 PM
The flag itself is not being worn as apparel. The Apparel has an American Flag print.

Furthermore, if Latino students really have such a problem with anyone showing pride in this nation, they really need to reassess the reasons they're here.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 1 Posts
Sunday, May 9, 2010 10:18:46 PM
I don't think the main reason these students were asked to remove their shirts has to do with the American Flag, t`s a matter of the students attempting to create a confrontation with the Latino students. They are using the American flag to generate divisiveness rather than unity.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1405 Posts
Sunday, May 9, 2010 11:34:53 AM
trippyhippy9 artistic depiction of the American flag such as its representation on a t-shirt or represented on other items is not covered under the code. If the actual flag was used as say a toga, that would be a violation. It is irrelevant since the code is not law but, only regulation. Now it would be a lot more interesting if they were wearing "Don't treed on me" t-shirts but, these students have every right express their pride in their nation on any day.

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