LOL! GIVE ME A BREAK!!! I wonder how many of the “marchers” are LEGALLY in this country? Guess what..this isn’t the USM(united states of mexico) yet…it’s still the USA so cinco isn’t an AMERICAN holiday therefore wearing American themed flag shirts or anything else AMERICAN isn’t a pro0blem. The fact that you expect WE AMERICANS to step aside for a foreign holiday is more offensive than your supposed disrespect. I posted about this earlier. Also here.
“It’s disrespectful to do it on Cinco de Mayo,” said Jessica Cortez, a Live Oak sophomore. “They can be a patriot on some other day. Not that specific day.”
Live Oak parent Greg Hall saw the band of Hispanic students walking down Monterey Road Thursday.
“The fact that these four kids were singled out for wearing American colors is utterly ridiculous,” he said. “I think the assistant principal and principal should be fired. The (protesting) students should be disciplined – suspended or expelled.”
Hispanic students felt students wearing American flags were disrespecting the Mexican-American students on Cinco de Mayo – a day on which they celebrate their Mexican heritage.
Students who sported red, white and blue said denying them the right to wear American colors is a violation of the First Amendment.