Thursday, May 6, 2010

Students Punished for Wearing American Flag Shirts

A disturbing report from Zombie-- as it appears that some public school students in California have been reprimanded by the school administration for allegedly-- wearing American flag t-shirts in school. I know that you're surprised that they're not in jail, but if you can stomach the terrible details, I'll present them to you.

So here we have the Principal and the Vice-Principal of an American high school treating the Stars and Stripes as if it was a gang bandanna; even worse, the school administrators took sides in this imaginary US-vs.-Mexico gang fight by allowing the widespread display of Mexican flags on campus but banning (under threat of punishment) any display of the American flag.

NBC quotes a fellow student:

"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."

Wow. This is pretty stupid. Let's give teachers another across-the-board raise.

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