Thursday, May 6, 2010
Cinco de Mayo in California
You may have seen a report on Bill O'Reilly's the Factor tonight about 5 students who were sent home by a California high school for wearing shirts with the American flag on 5 de mayo. The move was reportedly to prevent a reaction by the school's Mexican/Mexican American students who were celebritating the Mexican holiday. There is more to the story.
The John and Ken show on KFI 640 am in Los Angeles had additional details this afternoon. The school involved is Live Oak High School in the small town of Morgan Hill. When the students' punishment was decreased, about 200 Latino students marched out of school. They were reportedly not satisfied with the punishment meted out to the five students for displaying the American flag.
John and Ken also spoke on the phone with a woman who stated she was a housewife in Morgan Hill who happened to be caught up in the march. When she pulled out an American flag, she stated that she and her car were set upon by a group of marchers forcing her to run a red light to escape-at which point she was stopped by a cop. According to the woman's account, the cop told her he had been told by his supervisor to arrest her. Since the town is so small, she actually knew the cop and they talked it out without any further problem-at least for her.
Another example of political correctness in action. What's next? Are we going to ban the American flag?