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Students Sent Home For Wearing American Flag Shirt

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MayjorPain
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 12 Posts
Monday, August 23, 2010 5:19:37 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.

Genocyde
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.

Genocyde
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 711 Posts
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 5:15:40 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.

TheMons
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1 Posts
Sunday, May 09, 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.

Neagle
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1405 Posts
Sunday, May 09, 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.

520
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 421 Posts
Sunday, May 09, 2010 1:53:16 AM
Since when was John Gosselin a news reporter?

trippyhippy9
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 562 Posts
Saturday, May 08, 2010 8:27:42 PM
The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.

US Flag Code

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Saturday, May 08, 2010 4:50:58 PM
Clarification:

It wasn't millions of invaders in the 5th century, because the population was far lower and it didn't take millions. It would take millions to have the same effect today.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Saturday, May 08, 2010 4:43:26 PM
Third: The boys were acting like non-nice individuals, purposely trying to piss people off because they don't think much of another race's holiday. While that's not a reason to punish them or send them home, it still makes them non-nice individuals.


You're talking about race.

They're talking about nationality.

Not the same thing.

If millions of German people came to England, spoke German first or only, *remained German in their own minds*, formed German advocacy groups and German political lobbies to increase German power in England, had German TV channels, instituted German *national* holidays as national holidays in the UK, etc, etc, it would be the same thing.

Actually, they already have.

When they invaded part of Britain in the 5th century and renamed it after themselves.



Nationality is not race. There's no such thing as race.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Saturday, May 08, 2010 4:27:14 PM
Well then it's quite different at your school. The kids aren't racist for wearing a flag. They're racist for their motivation for wearing the flag.


People have suffered because of racism. People have *died* because of racism.

And you see it as a convenient tool to silence dissent on the issue of *nationality*, in a context that is explicitly *not* about "race".

Why are you not too ashamed to stoop so low?

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Saturday, May 08, 2010 4:21:19 PM
Look at the language you are using. Mexican rule. Like if there are enough Mexican Americans here they toss out the constitution and start ruling the land with their own laws. You biased language is absurd.


You're making something up, saying it's mine and saying it's absurd.

Either you're not competent enough with English to understand my post (which is fair enough if it isn't your main language) or you're just badmouthing me because you know you don't have a leg to stand on.

Guess what, that is fine, because they are American...


When I explicitly labelled the most important part of my post as being the most important part of my post, I thought other people might realise that it was the most important part of my post.

Obviously not.

In what way are people WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS AMERICAN SECOND IF AT ALL American?

If you can't understand my post, find someone who can to explain it to you.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Saturday, May 08, 2010 4:14:30 PM
Anglion - no state is required to have an official language, and it would entirely constitutional for a state to elect to have Spanish be its official language, if its government wanted to. Maybe not likely or practical, but possible.


In what way is that relevant to my point, let alone countering it?

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17243 Posts
Saturday, May 08, 2010 8:59:28 AM
Btw, The Principals apologized to the students and vowed not to make the same mistake again.

astrogirl
Female, 18-29, Canada
 169 Posts
Saturday, May 08, 2010 1:03:45 AM
Maybe they're just being sent home for poor fashion sense

dontcare91
Male, 13-17, Western US
 65 Posts
Friday, May 07, 2010 10:54:43 PM
at least the school accepted their mistakes and no trouble was caused.

thats a rarity now a days.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10131 Posts
Friday, May 07, 2010 9:38:44 PM
@shokz:

Don't you dare wear a Swedish flag on St. Patty's day.

What are you thinking!

Shokz
Male, 18-29, Europe
 117 Posts
Friday, May 07, 2010 9:02:13 PM
Wait... So i just Wiki'd Cinco de Mayo and i don't get why wearing something with the Amercan flag on it would be any sort of problem at all... It's like wearing a Swedish flag on St Patrick's day, it's simply not relevent... Or am i missing something?

DJEnduro
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10 Posts
Friday, May 07, 2010 8:45:13 PM
...and it's Sept. 16th, not May 1st. My brain's failing today.

DJEnduro
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10 Posts
Friday, May 07, 2010 8:43:35 PM
Puebla, my apologies. I'm sleepy.

DJEnduro
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10 Posts
Friday, May 07, 2010 8:41:41 PM
1. May 5th is not a major Mexican Holiday. It is primarily celebrated in the town of Pueblo because it is the day they defeated a french invasion in THAT TOWN. 1862 is the year I think. I could be wrong, but I'm not gonna wiki anything right now.

2. The French invaded because they were delinquent on debts.

3. Mexican Independence day is May 1st.

4. All that's irrelevant any way. They're kids, let 'em start trouble. If they smarten up, they'll become productive Americans. If they don't, probably not. Same goes for all races, though. Why can't we treat people as PEOPLE?!

KMeatPiLover
Female, 18-29, Canada
 130 Posts
Friday, May 07, 2010 8:16:51 PM
I don't think they should have been sent home, but I have a feeling that their reasons for wearing American flags specifically during Cinco De Mayo where motivated by a "This is America, speak
English" mentality.

Heureux
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1060 Posts
Friday, May 07, 2010 7:37:29 PM
It wasn't that long ago that "real Americans" would have screamed bloody murder over any clothing that had the image of the U.S. flag on it -

as a case of desecrating the flag. It was considered disrespectful. Now, the more "patriotic" someone is in the U.S., the more they trivialize and cheapen the flag.

jamie76
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2350 Posts
Friday, May 07, 2010 5:42:31 PM
yes we all have freedom of speech and I pray we always will

but still

try not to use it, and disrexpect all the bllod spilled to earn it, by being a jackhole for no other reason then to be a jackhole like these teens.

jamie76
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2350 Posts
Friday, May 07, 2010 5:40:59 PM
so on cinco de mayo these idiots chose to show their racist ideals....

I dont agree that they should have been sent home but these kids were trying to start trouble. they are stupid teenagers that think they know something when in fact like ALL teens they are just moronic idiots.


HerColdHands
Female, 18-29, Western US
 475 Posts
Friday, May 07, 2010 4:04:44 PM
I could see that, I suppose. At my school, even if it's a color as simple as white or black, if everyone in your group is wearing that same color, they can punish you.
The bandanna alone would've gotten you in-school suspension. :/
Possible gang activity and no tolerance stuff?

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