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    Default Don't wear a flag to school..

    Wow, just wow. So students in school are not allowed to wear the US flag to school, just in case it offends the minorities (like it did on Cinco de Mayo) and inflames violence. Will the same rules be enforced when it comes to those wearing flags of other countries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Wow, just wow. So students in school are not allowed to wear the US flag to school, just in case it offends the minorities (like it did on Cinco de Mayo) and inflames violence. Will the same rules be enforced when it comes to those wearing flags of other countries?
    No chance. If you'll remember back about a year ago there was the uproar about the USA chant at a high school game and the students were all called racist.

    I can promise you this, though...all other flags will be fine. I'd think that since all students going to American schools paid for by tax payers should be fine with the American flag, since they should be American citizens (or legal residents at the very least). But we all know the truth of the matter...and with this one I'm probably more on the side of wildjoker than I'd ever hope to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Wow, just wow. So students in school are not allowed to wear the US flag to school, just in case it offends the minorities (like it did on Cinco de Mayo) and inflames violence. Will the same rules be enforced when it comes to those wearing flags of other countries?
    Actually, according to 4 U.S.C. Chapter 1, NO ONE is supposed to wear the American flag. It's rarely, if ever, enforced. Looks like someone finally did it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    No chance. If you'll remember back about a year ago there was the uproar about the USA chant at a high school game and the students were all called racist.
    You mean when they tried to imply that the mostly Hispanic kids on the other team were not American? Just thought I'd mention the part you left out.
    Last edited by Rusty Jones; 02-28-2014 at 07:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    Actually, according to 4 U.S.C. Chapter 1, NO ONE is supposed to wear the American flag. It's rarely, if ever, enforced. Looks like someone finally did it.
    For the wrong reason. I highly doubt they even know there is a 4 U.S.C. Chapter 1. You know that's not what this is about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    You mean when they tried to imply that the mostly Hispanic kids on the other team were not American? Just thought I'd mention the part you left out.
    Not implying anything. No need to imply.

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    Default Re: Don't wear a flag to school..

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    Wow, just wow. So students in school are not allowed to wear the US flag to school, just in case it offends the minorities (like it did on Cinco de Mayo) and inflames violence. Will the same rules be enforced when it comes to those wearing flags of other countries?
    How about a little context to what you are talking about. Do you mean a shirt with a depiction of the American Flag on it?

    Are you talking about wearing the American Flag as a toga or cutting a hole in it and wearing it like a poncho?

    Give a link to a story or use your words a little better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absinthe Anecdote View Post
    How about a little context to what you are talking about. Do you mean a shirt with a depiction of the American Flag on it?

    Are you talking about wearing the American Flag as a toga or cutting a hole in it and wearing it like a poncho?

    Give a link to a story or use your words a little better.
    Just like the Cinco De Mayo incident, he's probably leaving out the details. When a bunch of dudes with American flag t-shirts crash a Cinco De Mayo party with mostly Mexican Americans, they know what they're doing. The American flag itself - nor the chanting of "USA" itself is the problem. It's the unstated intentions behind it. And because the intentions are unstated, the people subjected to their bullshit are made to look like the bad guys when they speak up.

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    Court: School was within its rights to ban U.S. flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo

    By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    updated 1:03 PM EST, Fri February 28, 2014


    (CNN) -- A California school that stopped students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo didn't violate their constitutional rights, an appeals court ruled Thursday.
    The school's approach, according to the appeals court, kept students safe in a climate of racial tension.

    "The controversy and tension remained," a panel of judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in their opinion, "but the school's actions presciently avoided an altercation."

    School officials were worried about violence and disruption of school activities "and their response was tailored to the circumstance," the opinion said.

    The case dates back to May 5, 2010, when the principal of Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California, asked a group of students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn their shirts inside out or take them off.

    The students at the Northern California school refused, according to the appeals court's summary of the case, and later brought a civil rights suit against the school and two administrators, arguing that their rights to freedom of expression, equal protection and due process had been violated.

    Judges said the civil rights case forced them to weigh the difficult question of what takes precedence: students' free speech rights or school safety concerns?

    According to court documents, the incident occurred amid "ongoing racial tension and gang violence within the school, and after a near-violent altercation had erupted during the prior Cinco de Mayo over the display of an American flag."

    The previous year, court documents said, a group of students carrying a Mexican flag had clashed with students who hung an American flag from a tree and chanted "USA" on Cinco de Mayo, a holiday marking a famous Mexican military battle that is often celebrated in the United States.

    In 2010, the appeals court said, "threats issued in the aftermath of the incident were so real that the parents of the students involved in the suit kept them home from school two days later."

    CNN first learned of the court's ruling on Twitter.

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    Default Re: Don't wear a flag to school..

    An appeals court ruling came in today that upheld the schools decision to to ask the students with the shirts to remove them or turn them inside out at a Cinco de Mayo party four years ago.

    I see nothing about American Flags or shirts with American Flags on them being banned at any school.

    It is a big difference if the school officials were trying to diffuse a confrontation and issued those instructions, as opposed to an outright ban on American Flags.

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