In May 2010 five students at Live Oak High School in the San Francisco California were sent home for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo. Most shocking is that a federal court said the school officials made the right decision for disciplining the patriotic students. Disciplining? For wearing an American flag on their shirt?
Apparently, there was fear the American-flag shirts would enflame Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday, and ordered the students to either turn the shirts inside out or go home for the day.
While I can understand the schools concern for tension between the Latino and White students, I would think there is a better way to resolve this rather than infringe on the students Constructional rights which resulted in racial favoritism which will not help the racial tension at all!
By: ~Rebel Rebellion III%