Out. Of .Control.
On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill (California), 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.
“They said if we tried to go back to class with our shirts not taken off, they said it was defiance and we would get suspended,” Dominic Maciel, Galli’s friend, said.
The boys really had no choice, and went home to avoid suspension. They say they’re angry they were not allowed to express their American pride. Their parents are just as upset, calling what happened to their children, “total nonsense.”
But to many Mexican-American students at Live Oak, this was a big deal. They say they were offended by the five boys and others for wearing American colors on a Mexican holiday.
“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 the on Fourth of July.“
As for an apology, the boys and their families say, ‘fat chance.’
“I’m not going to apologize. I did nothing wrong,” Galli said. “I went along with my normal day. I might have worn an American flag, but I’m an American and I’m proud to be an American.”
Who the hell do these people think they are?
Imagine if students who are Irish felt “disrespected” if others wore a patriotic shirt on St. Patrick’s Day?
That’s right. It just wouldn’t even be an issue.
If you want to take pride in your “heritage” and celebrate a day that is important to your former country, then by all means, have a ball.
Just keep in mind, it is because you are in America that you are allowed to do that.
And to the “pendeja” Annicia Nunez, this is a free country. You can wear whatever you like, whenever you like, even on the Fourth of July.
Liberals love to say that America is a melting pot. That our diversity is our strength. That no matter what race, creed, nationality, or religion one may be, we are all Americans.
That is one point that any sane American would agree.
Someone needs to tell Ms. Nunez that.
The administrator who threatened these kids with suspension should be fired immediately.