People. We are Americans. When did we become some concerned with protecting the rights of other countries that we forgot to protect our own? Have we forgotten that men and women faced treason, death, disease, and many wars so that we would be free to wear the flag of America? The American flag is a symbol for each American. No matter where you came from, how you got here, that flag means that we are all one. If you are an American (Indian-American, Mexican-American, Irish-American, etc.) that flag represents you too.
People of every country have a right to be proud of who they are and where they came from. This includes being proud that you are an American. Never, in America, she we not be allowed to fly, wear, carry, show, or wave the American Flag.
There is a difference between being disrespectful of another person’s culture and heritage and being proud of your own. If these students were being disrespectful, they should be punished accordingly. Being told they are not allowed to wear the flag of their country while someone else can, is not a just punishment. However, the American Flag is also the flag of the Mexican-American students.
Primarily Americans, not people in Mexico, celebrate Cinco De Mayo (the day Mexico was victorious over France at the Battle of Puebla). In America, we celebrate Cinco De Mayo (not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day). In Mexico, September 16 is celebrated as Independence Day because of “Grito de Dolores” or “El Grito de Independencia”. The “Cry of Dolores” or the “Cry of Independence” was uttered on diez y sies de Septiembre.