Here's a good one for everyone to enjoy.
But to many Mexican-American 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."
As for an apology, the boys and their families say, 'fat chance.'
sounds like some letter writing is in order to the principal and the school board. sheesh.
1. if a kid feels "disrespected" because of a flag or color that someone else is wearing, then it would seem to me that they've got some sort of self esteem issue. parental guidance is in order for the "offended" child. Now, if the slogan on the t-shirt was defaming their nationality or their family or their gender, I might buy that "disrespected" argument. But there was no anti-Mexican slogan written on the t-shirts, nothing about anyone's name or gender. Simply an American flag with a corporate name beneath it.
2. "...should apologize cause it is..." and "...to be get disrespected...." I'm offended by the misuse of the English language. Teaching problem - the teacher needs to offer a little more in the way of education to the child that uttered those phrases.
3. "We wouldn't do that on Fourth of July".....yet, I recall during the protests last year, the American anthem was translated into Spanish and sung during marches. How is that NOT a disrespect of America? They draped themselves in the American flag and spouted anti-American phrases in front of the cameras and call (presumably fellow) Americans racist? Every word and gesture was an affront to America, her laws and Constitution! So who is this "We" anyway she was speaking of?
just some points off the top of my head, here. i'm sure more will occur to me as i let this rumble around in my head for awhile. and after more coffee this morning.
and can i say it again? sheesh.