School OK banning American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo


Locutus
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SAN FRANCISCO — Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican independence celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.


The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the officials’ concerns of racial violence outweighed students’ freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on that day.


The unanimous three-judge panel said past problems gave school officials sufficient and justifiable reasons for their actions. The court said schools have wide latitude in curbing certain civil rights to ensure campus safety.


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Court: School OK banning American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo - Washington Times
 
mentalfloss
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Temporary stop gap just makes things worse in the long run.
 
EagleSmack
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I guess they think that Mexicans have no self control or ability to reason. How prejudicial.
 
petros
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Mail the American kids some Canadian themed shirts. Then what will the poor beaners do?

I'll even buy them. Dollarama should be stocking up for Canada Day and Halloween by now.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Mail the American kids some Canadian themed shirts. Then what will the poor beaners do?

Blame Canada?
 
BaalsTears
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Mail the American kids some Canadian themed shirts. Then what will the poor beaners do?

I'll even buy them. Dollarama should be stocking up for Canada Day and Halloween by now.

The Latino kids would react the same way to Canadian flags because May 5th is their day to celebrate their identity. Anything other than the Mexican flag is a sign of disrespect for them and their identity. America has gone tribal.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

Blame Canada?

People up here are so nice and polite we have a ton of spare room for blame. Just checked the jar is empty. Please send some blame ASAP.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Mail the American kids some Canadian themed shirts. Then what will the poor beaners do?

I'll even buy them. Dollarama should be stocking up for Canada Day and Halloween by now.

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EagleSmack
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Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post


That guy didn't know the half of it.
 

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