Cinco De Mayo aka Mexican St. Patty’s Day is more popular in the U.S. than its country of origin, although increasingly, it’s becoming less about celebrating Mexico defeating France and more about celebrating national pride, which is fine, just don’t expect everyone to care—Americans specifically.
Administrators at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California instructed several students wearing t-shirts with depictions of the American flag to turn their clothes inside out or change, otherwise face suspension because it might rile up their predominantly Mexican-American peers. WOW. So, two of the boys refused and were sent home. Then things got exponentially stupider when approximately 200 Mexican-American students were so insulted by the incident, that they walked out of school the following day to protest. Not in support of the suspended students might you, but against them for wearing the stars and stripes in the first place. Keep that kinda shit up and Arizona isn’t going to be the only state encouraged to pass racist immigration laws. |NBC|