This is one of the most ignorant things I’ve ever heard of in my life. It’s as if the vice principal involved in this incident believes the school is in Baja California, not Northern California.
Administrators at a California high school sent five students home on Wednesday after they refused to remove their American Flag T-shirts and bandannas — garments the school officials deemed “incendiary” on Cinco de Mayo.
So let’s remove the flag of the actual country we reside in to exhibit sensitivity to a country we not only do not live in, but a country that 75% or more percent of the student have never lived in – or perhaps even visited?
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
These children were – rightfully – seeking to balance love of their country with a celebration of – a foreign land?
But wait, could there be more???? Well, let’s see.
The name of the assistant principal involved? Miguel Rodriguez! Check! Hell, maybe he’s a member of the Terry Oatts Fan Club – Left Coast chapter? But of course, this doesn’t in any way smack of racism or Socialism, does it – Mr. and Ms. MSM? (snark)
At minimum, Mr. Rodriguez’s decision was wrong-minded and sends a powerful anti-American Patriotism (and back-handed racial message) to the student body and parents of the school district. The action displays utter ignorance and insensitivity while punishing Patriotism.
Miguel Rodriguez was dead-ass wrong in making this call, and I believe owes (at minimum)apologies to the children, their parents and the community. IMHO, he needs some sensitivity training to balance out that inner anti-U.S. sentiment he appears to harbor.
But Patriotism may not be desirable in Morgan Hill after all. A quick look at the junior Senator representing Northern California? Why, none other than… Barbara Boxer. Makes perfect sense…
Ed. note: Does this look incendiary to you? It’s OLD NAVY for chrissakes!
The five teens were sitting at a table outside Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., on Wednesday morning when Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez asked two of them to remove their American flag bandannas, the Morgan Hill Times reported. The boys told the newspaper they complied, but were asked to accompany Rodriguez to the principal’s office.
The five students — Daniel Galli, Austin Carvalho, Matt Dariano, Dominic Maciel and Clayton Howard — were then told they must turn their T-shirts inside-out or be sent home, though it would not be considered a suspension. Rodriguez told the students he did not want any fights to break out between Mexican-American students celebrating their heritage and those wearing American flags.
So the lesson of the day appears to be: Show love for your heritage, we love it! As long as it’s not the U.S.A.
“They said we were starting a fight,” Dariano told the newspaper. “We were fuel to the fire.”
The boys told Rodriguez and Principal Nick Boden that turning their shirts inside-out was disrespectful, so their parents decided to take them home, the newspaper reports.
“I just couldn’t believe it,” Julie Fagerstrom, Maciel’s mother, told the newspaper. “I’m an open-minded parent, but it’s got to be on both sides. It can’t be five kids singled out.”
Sad days people – sad days indeed. These so-called educators are bringing Socialistic rhetoric right to our kids, whether we like it or not. How distorted and turned around are things when the American flag has to be hidden – in America?
h/t Fox News for the quotes….