Outrageous Outrage of the Day

Macha5/06/2010 10:42:39 am PDT

re: #77 darthstar

The kids wearing the American flag shirts were just acting like their parents(just without the Obama=Hitler signs). It wasn’t about American pride, it was an ‘in your face’ attempt at insulting the hispanic students. Sure, the admin could have handled the situation better, but this is good for a week’s worth of outrage on Fox, and then it’ll blow over. The four kids will probably get to enjoy being called teabaggers by their friends for a few weeks longer.

IMO this is exactly what was going on. The media has stirred this pot for some time, Arizona being the most recent. As Hoops said, we used to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with our friends and both flags were flown, on this day, the 4th of July and Mexican Independence day in Sept. There may have been a better way to resolve it, but I’m a bit disappointed that the board didn’t back up the principal a bit more. It just gives the local T-baggers some celebrity and reinforces their racist attitudes. I’ll bet those kids hadn’t worn those shirts to school until May 5.