I was under the impression that there were 50 states in the United States of America, that California was one of them, and that there was never a wrong time to show patriotism to the flag. Apparently I was wrong.
At a high school in California (I'd do the cool linky thing for you, but alas I'm technologically uneducated) 5 students were sent home from school, a public school mind you, for wearing apparel with the flag on it. because it was sinco de mayo.
They were sent home because 'they were trying to cause trouble' by wearing clothing with the U.S. flag on it, on a Mexican holiday.
1. When is it inappropriate to wear patriotic clothing, IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY?
2. They don't even celebrate the dang holiday in Mexico (it's sort of like Columbus day to us)
3. Most of the kids who were sent home were 1/2 Mexican.
By the way- I think it's great to have awareness about other cultures celebrations, but you should probably pick one that they actually celebrate.
So if I complained about clothes with the U.S. flag being worn on St. Patrick's Day, Live Oaks High School, would you send those rude, trouble making kids home so they don't hurt my feelings?