Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mexican School Official Bans American Flag Clothing

Miguel Rodriguez, Assistant Principal at Live Oak High School in California, sent five white students home for wearing American flag T-shirts. Mexican students complained and stated that by wearing the American flag they were incendiary and that May 5th is a day for Mexicans, not Americans. Mexican students were allowed to wear clothing with the Mexican flag. Of course, Rodriguez and Principal Nick Boden are refusing to comment. If the situation was reversed there would be accusations of racism against a white school official. Is this action racially motivated? So, is Rodriguez racist? Ask him: (408) 201-6100 and Miguel.Rodriguez@mhu.k12.ca.us You can contact Principal Boden at the same number and at this email address: Nick.Boden@mhu.k12.ca.us

And the attitude of the Mexican students to the American flag? The money quote:

"But to many Mexican-American [sic] 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 that on Fourth of July.'"

They were "offended" by the American flag. Clearly there is nothing "American" about these so-called "Mexican-Americans." These Mexicans are not even hyphenated Americans, they are Mexicans first, last and always. They feel "disrespected" by the American flag.

Well, why don't you go live somewhere where you aren't going to see the American flag and feel disrespected, like Mexico.

Oh, and by the way, is anyone going to expect Boden and Rodriguez come to your assistance when the ATFE breaks down your door and starts violating your Second Amendment rights? Don't hold your breath.

And where is the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights? They are charged with enforcing laws against racial discrimination in schools that received federal money. This is clearly racial discrimination; white students sent home for wearing a flag shirt while Mexican students were allowed to wear flag shirts. Why not give them a call:

California Office:

San Francisco Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105

Telephone: 415-486-5555
Fax: 415-486-5570

Or Washington, DC:

Russlynn Ali — Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights

Ricardo Soto — Deputy Assistant Secretary

Sunil Mansukhani — Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy

Sandra Battle — Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement

Randolph Wills — Enforcement Director

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100

Telephone: 1-800-421-3481
Fax: 202-245-6840

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