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Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees

Posted By admin On May 6, 2010 @ 6:54 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Freedom of expression or cultural disrespect on Cinco de Mayo?

GEORGE KIRIYAMA
NBC News [1]
Thursday, May 6, 2010

On any other day at Live Oak High School [2] in Morgan Hill [3], Daniel Galli [4] and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal’s office.

“They said we could wear it on any other day,” Daniel Galli said, “but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today.”

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The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts “incendiary” that would lead to fights on campus.

“They said if we tried to go back to class with our shirts not taken off, they said it was defiance and we would get suspended,” Dominic Maciel [6], Galli’s friend, said.

The boys really had no choice, and went home to avoid suspension. They say they’re angry they were not allowed to express their American pride. Their parents are just as upset, calling what happened to their children, “total nonsense.”

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[1] NBC News: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-beat/Students-Wearing-American-Flag-Shirts-Sent-Home-92945969.html

[2] Live Oak High School: http://www.prisonplanet.com/topics?topic=Live+Oak+High+School

[3] Morgan Hill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/topics?topic=Morgan+Hill

[4] Daniel Galli: http://www.prisonplanet.com/topics?topic=Daniel+Galli

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[6] Dominic Maciel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/topics?topic=Dominic+Maciel

[7] Mexican Students Walk Out of Class, Attack Other Students with American Flags: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mexican-students-walk-out-of-class-attack-other-students-with-american-flags.html

[8] Patriotic American Students Persecuted for Stars and Stripes on Cinco de Mayo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/patriotic-american-students-persecuted-for-stars-and-stripes-on-cinco-de-mayo.html

[9] Punished For Patriotism? Student Suspended Over American Flag: http://www.prisonplanet.com/punished-for-patriotism-student-suspended-over-american-flag.html

[10] Teacher Told 11-Year-Old Drawing Of American Flag Would “Offend” Other Students: http://www.prisonplanet.com/teacvher-told-11-year-old-drawing-of-american-flag-would-offend-other-students.html

[11] Armored Police Seize University of Pittsburgh Campus, Attack Students, Then Claim They Were Stopping Anarchists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/armored-police-seize-university-of-pittsburgh-campus-attack-students-then-claim-they-were-stopping-anarchists.html

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