Thursday, May 6, 2010

Your daily does of institutionalized stupidity

On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, 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.

So if some students wore foreign nationalist themed shirts on or around Independence Day, would they be suspended too? I'm not a flag waving, USA chanting jingoist by any stretch, but this is just ignorant.

1 comment:

  1. It is stupid. If they really wanted to stop fights from breaking out they should have banned fists instead.


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