Silly Students, Don’t You Know That in America, a Mexican Holiday Takes Precedence Over Patriotism?

Friday, February 28, 2014
By Paul Martin

Kimberly Paxton
February 28th, 2014

Maybe the flame under the melting pot is burning so hot that our own national identity has…I don’t know…melted?

In Northern California last year, students wearing t-shirts bearing an American flag were asked to turn them inside out. Wait a second…Northern California is still in America, right? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Anyhow, these American kids had the utter audacity to wear a shirt proclaiming their American-ness on May 5, otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo…that’s not American, is it? Oh – nope, it’s Mexican.

So, in order to keep from ticking off the Mexican kids at the American school celebrating a Mexican holiday, the American kids had to hide the symbol of their own culture they had opted to wear, a flag of the country that the Mexican kids were celebrating the Mexican holiday in. Did you get all of that?

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the school’s decision to have the kids turn their shirts inside out to keep from making the Mexican kids mad.

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