Them’s fighting colors

Cinco de Quatro was yesterday, and some students had the temerity to wear shirts with an AMERICAN FLAG on them. Can you imagine?

“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.”

Well, the school did a bit more than that; they sent ’em home.

t’s just kinda disrespectful that they would do that on this day,” said student Victoria Wright. “I mean, we don’t go around on 4th of July wearing red white and green and saying ‘Viva Mexico,’ because that’s disrespectful.”

Note to Victoria Wright, Cinco de Quatro isn’t the Mexican Independence Day. That’s September 16th. Instead it celebrates a minor military victory- one NOT against the ‘mericans, but the FRENCH.

But, apparently, the very image of an American Flag, on Cinco de Quatro, is enough to drive those crazy Mexicans into rages because the patriotic image was incendiary.

Let’s pause for a moment and peel back the layers. It seems that the Hispanic students at Live Oak High (and probably innumerable other high schools across the country) have been so inculcated with an “identity politics” curriculum that, under the rubric of instilling pride and self-esteem, they have been convinced that they are somehow distinct from and separate from American students; that “we” feel disrespected when forced to perceive an American flag.

The school district is distancing itself from the actions of the school. So there’s that.

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3 Comments on “Them’s fighting colors”

  1. Hotspur Says:

    So a made up holiday celebrating a battle when the Mexicans beat the French (What’s so hard about that?), that isn’t even universally celebrated throughout Mexico is supposed to be sacrosanct in the U.S.?

    This is what happens when there is no longer any intentions by immigrants to assimilate into our society and culture. Instead they barge in then expect us to change to suit them.

    Do you wish to continue in English or Spanish?

  2. Car in Says:

    EXACTLY, Hotspur. That is exactly the crux of this situation. The School stepped on its dick (nothing new there), but even more disturbing is the idea that Mexican-Americans could be somehow offended by the American Flag.

    Shouldn’t the American flag be part of the celebration of Cinco De Quatro (yes, forever it will have that name for me) for Mexican-Americans?

  3. Steve B Says:

    You would only be offended by the American flag on a Mexican holiday if you are loyal only to Mexico.

    If you are here, enjoying the benefits of an American education, in an American school, on American soil, then either you consider yourself an American and not have a problem with our flag being flown at any time, or, you are essentially a foreign exchange student and should just STFU about anything related to our national pride.

    We live overseas, and if my kids went to school out in town, they wouldn’t wear an American flag. They are guests in this country and should respect its culture.

    Apparently, the same does not hold true for those “guest workers” from down south?

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