From Gateway Pundit, “[f]our students in the San Francisco area were sent home from school yesterday for wearing American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo.”
Here’s a news flash for you hyper-sensitive diversity types: Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated as a national holiday in Mexico. It commemorates an 1862 military victory of the Mexicans over the freakin’ French, for crying out loud, and it was only a temporary setback for French forces, which went on to occupy Mexico City anyway. It is only in the United States that this day is widely taken notice of, and it has been artificially puffed up to celebrate the Mexican heritage, primarily among immigrants (legal and otherwise).
In any event, there’s something very definitely wrong about compelling students to suppress their displays of the American flag for fear of offending their Hispanic schoolmates. We are one nation, not two overlapping nations contesting the same geographical area (or rather, increasingly we do seem to be the latter, but we need to find a way of reversing the process).