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Outrageous Outrage of the Day

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Charles Johnson5/06/2010 10:41:35 am PDT

re: #98 Thanos

I’m guessing that there’s more to this story than what we see in the paper, regardless I still consider the principle wrong. I have zero problem with Mexican Americans celebrating their heritage on Cinco de Mayo (more Americans celebrate that holiday than Mexicans do anyway…) but trying to supress freedom of expression is almost always wrong (except in that “fire in a theater” circumstance etc,)

As far as I know, students’ rights to freedom of expression are already limited in a school situation. Dress codes are perfectly legal, for example. And the officials made it very clear to these kids that they were free to wear these clothes any other day. I’m just not seeing a freedom of expression issue.

If this situation had resulted in a fight, and injured kids, the school administrators would have been on the hook for not acting to stop it when they saw it coming. They acted, and it was the responsible thing to do.