Court of Appeals Allows Schools to Ban US Flag Shirts to Avoid Racist Mexican Violence

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Those DREAMERS are doing a wonderful job of changing America… from well America.

The 9th Circuit Court and “Cow Sex” Judge Alex Kosinski which just approved a Muslim heckler’s veto by forcing YouTube to remove the Innocence of Muslims trailer which Obama falsely blamed for the Benghazi terror attack by Al Qaeda elements in Libya, also approved a heckler’s veto for racist anti-American Mexicans in California.

And on the facts of this case, the court concludes, there was reason to think that the wearing of the T-shirts would lead to disruption. There had been threats of racial violence aimed at students who wore such shirts the year before:

On Cinco de Mayo in 2009, a year before the events relevant to this appeal, there was an altercation on campus between a group of predominantly Caucasian students and a group of Mexican students. The groups exchanged profanities and threats.

Some students hung a makeshift American flag on one of the trees on campus, and as they did, the group of Caucasian students began clapping and chanting “USA.” A group of Mexican students had been walking around with the Mexican flag, and in response to the white students’ flag-raising, one Mexican student shouted “f*** them white boys, f*** them white boys.”

When Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez told the student to stop using profane language, the student said, “But Rodriguez, they are racist. They are being racist. F*** them white boys. Let’s f*** them up.” Rodriguez removed the student from the area….

At least one party to this appeal, student M.D., wore American flag clothing to school on Cinco de Mayo 2009. M.D. was approached by a male student who, in the words of the district court, “shoved a Mexican flag at him and said something in Spanish expressing anger at [M.D.’s] clothing.

So instead of preventing racist Mexican violence, the school took the predictable course of outlawing America.

Somehow, we’ve reached the point that students can’t safely display the American flag in an American school, because of a fear that other students will attack them for it — and the school feels unable to prevent such attacks (by punishing the threateners and the attackers, and by teaching students tolerance for other students’ speech). Something is badly wrong, whether such an incident happens on May 5 or any other day.

And this is especially so because behavior that gets rewarded gets repeated. The school taught its students a simple lesson: If you dislike speech and want it suppressed, then you can get what you want by threatening violence against the speakers. The school will cave in, the speakers will be shut up, and you and your ideology will win. When thuggery pays, the result is more thuggery. Is that the education we want our students to be getting?

If the United States is no longer able to protect the display of the American flag in California, isn’t it occupied territory?

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  • laura r

    the message is loud & clear: call it the dismantling of america. watch it spread. our govt is sending that message.

  • C.M.

    The deliberate destruction of America to knock it down to third world status via the Manchurian candidate and his anti American wrath. God help us.

    • Davros11

      Bingo! Manchurian candidate is right, we are no longer a soveriegn nation we now belong to the occupation forces of mexico

    • nomoretraitors

      God has forsaken us because we have forsaken God

      • Nabukuduriuzhur

        No we have NOT. God threw us to the wolves.

        People have been praying since the 1960s stuff got started, doing what they can to slow it down, and the Lord sat idly by while the country went to heck.

        Did the Lord do anything when parents were freaking out in 1980 because their daughters were being taught that promiscuity and selfishness were normal? That drug use and partying were the only things to do in life? When parents tried to do something, it was stopped at every turn.

        When the Lord gives most of the wealth to those who do evil with it, whose fault is that?

        Did the public vote for homosexual privilege? No. A series of lawless judges straight from h— did that.

        Did the public vote for pot in Washington? Voter fraud again.

        Who appoints leaders? “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” Romans 13:1

        Did the public vote for Obama the second time? Voter fraud in every state created the current situation. My own state declared Romney the winner, then “adjusted” the numbers long after the polls had reported in. Similar things happened in state after state and all the Republicans did was claim that the lost because they were not liberal enough.

        Did the public ask for 60+ million illegals?

        Did the public ask for the globalists to export our industry from free trade?

        Did the public ask Clinton to eliminate more than 80% of our infrastructure spending?

        Did the public ask for abortion on demand? No. Seven judges decided the fate of millions of kids and because women were taught this or that excuse for killing their children in public school and colleges, that’s what they did.

        Consider that almost half of GenX women are murderers, having killed their children by abortion. That was not the work of their parents to create such morbid selfishness in a generation.

        Every attempt to stop these things was halted and one has to assume it was an act of God.

        We were betrayed by our leaders and the Lord just let it happen.

        How many moms and dads wrote letters, did petitions, and so on? To no avail.

        How many people went into politics to change the course of the nation and were tossed out? Or borked by the media?

        Evil was not just allowed by God to hold sway in this nation, He allowed it to be pushed despite the actions of the public.

        I think many people just got tired of fighting it. It wasn’t doing any good and the country kept getting sicker and sicker. 20, 30, 40, 50 years is a long time to try without results.

        Funny what happens when women rebel against God. That was the underlying basis for just about everything that happened in the 1960s. Free love. Free college. Free livin’. No responsibilities. And the women pushed that. In colleges and by the 1980s, public schools. And that wanting everything for nothing put them right into the orbit of the steivoS. No work and free everything, right?

        When the drugs got into the mix, it led to just about everything we’ve seen since. Like China and other nations before us, while the evil didn’t come from the drugs, the drugs allowed people to act like bestial beasts, rationalizing every type of evil. Think most women could kill their kids without drugs having messed their minds up at some point?

        The liberal mindset is essentially the rationalization of the pot user. I saw it frequently during Oregon’s legalization when the state took up crime like a first love.

        The question is: why did the Lord force the rest of us, which is more than half the nation, those of us who have fought the evils in one way or another to go along for the ride down to perdition?

        Why have so few in this nation been allowed to corrupt so many?

        I think when pastors dropped the fire and brimstone and the nation began to be complacent in the early 1960 , that the Lord vomited us out of His mouth:
        “15 ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will [l]spit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 18 I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. “

        • truebearing

          What is the point of our existence if God is going to do everything for us? Would you prefer being a mindless, choiceless plastic piece on a chess board? Would you prefer the life of a marionette?

          “Consider that almost half of GenX women are murderers, having killed their children by abortion. That was not the work of their parents to create such morbid selfishness in a generation.”

          Was that not an example of rejecting God? Whose fault was it?

          You are making an argument for despair, and your reasoning is filled with non sequitur conclusions. Why must one assume God is responsible for all of the consequences of human wickedness? Why can’t it be Satan?

          if God has “abandoned us,” could it be that he did so because of our lack of faith?

          Stop chicken-littling and start acting with faith and courage. Life is short. Don’t waste it waiting for someone else to make you become the person you were intended to be.

          • Drakken

            God helps those who help themselves, time to quit talking about it and being a sheep, time to get moving and be the wolf.

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    Several years ago, GLEE aired an episode starring Ricky Martin that made the La Raza strategy very clear. I was very shocked and took notes. Here is my synopsis of its ideology: http://clarespark.com/2012/02/09/glee-goes-la-raza/. “Glee goes La Raza.” Such are the ways of cultural nationalism. It is an insurgency that we would do well to pay attention to. How widespread it may be is suggested by the fact that a popular Fox show glorified it.

  • truebearing

    Can we still call ourselves Americans, or is that too provocative?

    • Davros11

      way to provocative! you can be proud to be GAY,MUSLIM, A TRANNIE, A COMMIE, A DEVIl WORSHIPPER, proud of how many abortions you have had, and can still have! ETC…ETC…ETC… but be aproud American or Christian and you are screwed with and terrorized by your fellow citizens and your goverment.

  • she is what she is!

    clearly the racists white trash writer of this story has her head up her as…!

    • UCSPanther

      I think you are describing yourself there…

    • MukeNecca

      Clearly, she-is-what-she-is is an intellectual cucaracha trying her “English” while waiting for the Illegal aliens amnesty. That’s what she-is-what-she-is, is.
      America will get many more of them if the amnesty is passed.

    • Davros11

      the only racists that exist in this world are you!!!!!!

    • nomoretraitors

      GUESS YOU DON’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE NAMES, DUMB HO

    • B.Rod

      Let me make something clear to you. You/your family came here because you did not like where you where at. It is your DUTY to respect this country, the culture and the people. If you don’t like it GTFO! I am a first generation american and have served my country in time of war. I have not nearly begun to pay my dues to this GREAT COUNTRY which my parents proudly left Cuba for 50 years ago. Ignorance runs wild with so many of the immigrants in this country. We need to close our boundaries for a while, get ourselves together and then start from scratch. What we have now is not working.

    • Drakken

      The time for nineties and pleasantries with you leftarded open borders fans is over, don’t like the way we do things? F**k off back to the cesspool your crawled out of, no more tolerating you intolerant 3rd worlders.

      • BagLady

        no more tolerating you intolerant 3rd worlders.

        Ha ha ha. Can always depend on you for a bit of irony.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          Better to tolerate intolerance?

  • Tulipstar

    Lets be sincere here. If you put on an american flag t-shirt on cinco de mayo and go around being a jackass to mexican kids telling them to go back to mexico and calling them all sorts of racial slurs you’re honestly being the douchebag in this situation. There’s such a thing as being “proud” and another is hiding behind the flag to harass other people.

    • MukeNecca

      “Lets be sincere here”

      A classic opening line of a phoney.

      • BagLady

        Not phoney at all. I thought at first this took place on an university campus but no, a school playground. The school was right to ban the flag. There is no place for gang warfare in the school playground.

        “I am so sick of the hypocrites and anti-americans who come here just to steal and live like parasites off others”

        The writer makes no mention of the kids’ backgrounds nor whether their parents work, own their own homes etc etc. and one must conclude you have made it up….. rather hypocritically.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          Gang colors, US flag, more or less the same thing.

          “The writer makes no mention of the kids’ backgrounds nor whether their parents work, own their own homes etc etc. and one must conclude you have made it up….. rather hypocritically.”

          http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/02/27/not-safe-to-display-american-flag-in-american-high-school/

          http://www.volokh.com/2010/05/06/california-high-school-sends-kids-home-for-wearing-american-flag-on-cinco-de-mayo/

          http://www.volokh.com/2010/05/07/support-for-restricting-the-speech-of-students-who-wear-american-flags-to-school-on-cinco-de-mayo/

          “They said we were starting a fight, we were fuel to the fire,” said sophomore Matt Dariano….

          Partial excerpt:

          The five teens were sitting at a table outside during their brunch break about 10:10 a.m. when Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez asked two boys to take off their American flag bandannas. The boys said they complied. In the same conversation, sophomore Dominic Maciel said, Rodriguez told the group to “walk with him to the office.”

          Dariano called his mother Diana, who spread the word to the other parents, who all arrived soon after to have a conference with Rodriguez and Principal Nick Boden. The group said they were not instigating anything and did what they always do at break — sit and talk and eat.

          The boys were told they must turn their T-shirts inside-out or be sent home — and that it would not be considered a suspension — but that Rodriguez did not want any fights to break out among Mexican-American students and those wearing American flags. Dariano said other students were wearing American flags but since they were a group of five “we were the easiest target to cause trouble” according to Rodriguez, he said….

          More than 100 students were spotted wearing red, white and green as they were leaving school. Some had the Mexican flag painted on their faces or on their arms.

          Nothing in Live Oak’s dress code policy addresses what transpired Wednesday, but it does state that “the school has the right to request that any student dressing inappropriately for school will change into other clothes, be sent home to change, and/or be subject to disciplinary action.” …

          Some Mexican-American students said that their flags were taken away or asked to be put away, but none were sent home for wearing red, white and green. Since Boden would not comment, it’s uncertain if any other students were sent home for what they were wearing on Cinco de Mayo.

          Live Oak High School even hosted a group of professional baile folklorico dancers, who waved flags and played traditional music from Mexico.

    • MattBracken

      And did that happen? Where did you find that reported? Actually, you are a supporter of the fascist “heckler’s veto,” and you are an enemy of free speech, and of the USA.

      • Davros11

        you got that right! they are all enemies of america

    • Davros11

      oh bull! Walking around in a soveriegn nation expressing how much you are a latino and not an american is whats being a jackass! Since Mexico doesn’t allow americans to walk into their country and do whatever they what. I am so sick of the hypocrites and anti-americans who come here just to steal and live like parasites off others

    • objectivefactsmatter

      They’re celebrating a trivial Mexican holiday in America. They should be wearing the US flag paraphernalia as well.

  • cooldude

    i am offended that our us flag was not allowed to be worn even on a non american holiday by which we shouldn’t be subjected to celebrate anyway.

  • cooldude

    who cares about the other side, they are a bunch of ignorant people anyway, they refuse to speak english, they come here illegally and they disregard our nation by running amok.

    • Davros11

      They actually hate this country and are following a little known plan to breed us out. They are not interested in becoming americans and are working to bring the country down.. The more like Mexico it is the better they will feel like they are at home

  • Angermanagement

    Where Are All The Patriots When You Need Them? On Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ Talking! Has That Worked Out For Us? No It Hasn’t. Maybe Time For Action.

  • Daniel Lenihan

    This Judge and others like them should be cast out of the system. Support the Country that put you into place. America should be for Americans 1st. Learn the history, learn the language, be part of our culture 1st. We should not have to give up any part of what is American. TAKE BACK AND TAKE UP WHAT IT IS TO BE A AMERICAN IN AMERICA….I AM OFFENDED BY THE LIBERAL THINKING PEOPLE WHO ARE AND IS GIVING AWAY OUR RIGHT TO BE AMERICAN. SOON YOU WILL BE HUNTED DOWN FOR THINKING THIS WAY AND CALLED IGNORANT.

    • Davros11

      You said that perfectly! We should start smacking politically correct people and start persecuting them just like the socialist/commie people they so love and worship. If you hate this country them you should be “FORCED OUT”

  • Trapnel

    If British soldiers are advised not to appear in uniform in the London borough of Hounslow what does this say about British ability to protect any of its citizens from Islamic attack?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It says that Londonistan is occupied territory

    • truebearing

      It says that the British people need to become an existential threat to the leadership. Clearly, the primary motivation of the British leadership stems from fear. Give them something to fear more than the Muslims, before the Muslims ride fear into total power.
      Courage is the only antidote to the fear that paralyzes people into inaction. The first act of courage needs be utter rejection of political correctness in all of its insidious forms. The same goes for us, here in the US.

  • nomoretraitors

    We need to organize a Mexican flag burning on 5/5 in front of this “school”

    • Davros11

      Yes, that would be fair, since they all enjoy burning our flag so much, and also pissing on it, stepping on it etc…etc…etc…

  • MattBracken

    We need to call these traitors what they are: Quislings. Quisling traitors work on the behalf of invaders against their own countrymen. Note well: Vidkun Quisling was executed by the Norwegians in 1945.

    • Drakken

      That picture above looks like a target rich environment to me, time to let the m-134 do the talking.

  • BagLady

    Wait a little moment. I know it’s a strange land where everyone waves flags a lot but since it is being used here as a ‘weapon’ it should of course be banned. However, you make no mention of whether the Mexican flag was also banned. Must I go search for an answer?

    • A Z

      The name of the group “Casa de Raza.’ is used as a weapon.

      the name and concept of Azatlan is used as a weapon.

      Official Mexican government policy is used as a weapon.

      http://www.mayorno.com/WhoIsMecha.html

    • truebearing

      How is the flag of a nation, waved by its citizens, a weapon? Clearly, your assertion is absurd. If Mexicans are so loyal to Mexico, what are they doing here? They are the ones using their flag as a weapon…a weapon of conquest.

      As to your question, “Must I go search for an answer?” By all means. You certainly are in short supply.

      • BagLady

        It was Cinco de Mayo and a gang of American school kids decided to wear their country on their chests. This was clearly not an act of friendship and can only be deemed aggressive. However, I do think that, in fairness, the Mexicans should have received the same ban. I’m all for school kids wearing uniforms.

        America is not alone in this sort of action. Britain also sees its own flags as problematic

        http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/437673/Council-killjoys-ban-taxi-driver-from-having-St-George-s-Cross-on-cab-for-discrimination

        • objectivefactsmatter

          F self-hating Brits.

          • BagLady

            We’re talking about politically correct British Councils who see danger in every act and word and have the power of the by-law to enact their crass rules. When they’re not being paranoid they are raising as much money from spy cameras as possible. Hence their huge salaries/pensions and (now) bonuses. Potholes have become a natural feature of the highways, apparently. Garbage now seems to be problematical and requires ‘garbage detectives’ to expose those who put plastic with compost — quel horreur — and fine them heavily. Actually collecting the garbage seems to contravene every garbage collector’s human rights: getting dirty, using his muscles What a dilemma.

  • Race_Dissident

    The ultimate heckler’s veto. And another analogy: whites are slowly slipping into dhimmitude vis-a-vis blacks and Hispanics.

  • Tim N

    Some years back a co-worker from England took the opportunity to wear a Union Jack T-shirt around work. It was rather in-your-face given that this was the *4th of July*.
    We gave him some grief, he gave us some retorts. He declared all they’d lost was ‘an insignificant colony’. We pointed out that they just kept losing them one ‘insignificant colony’ after another (this was when Hong Kong reverted to China.) We also commented they “were all ‘insignificant colonies’ when you guys were in charge”.
    The guy was sort of an obnoxious sort but I recall we didn’t come to abuse, violence and nobody gave a damn about making him remove his t-shirt to avoid violence or hurting our feelings. We all just took it in stride.

    Since when does anyone have to apologize for showing an American flag in America? And why do we have to show such groveling sensitivity toward the Mexican flag or Cinco De Mayo?

    • Davros11

      because illegals get to vote here now, and when they do they vote for who is giving them free food, free medical, free education, free housing.. You should see how it is in chicago, they practically break every law there is. From selling food on the streets with no permits, to opening stores with no permits, to driving with no license, to getting welfare with no paperwork, to voting with a mexican drivers license. Also don’t forget about all the free phones they got. They were giving away free Obama phones at the democratic aldermans office for 3 months straight..

  • glpage

    Sometimes I think that if the left has decided they will respond with violence to get their way well let’s give them what they want. At some point people who believe in the Constitution will not be able to back up anymore and we will be forced to stand our ground.

  • Christian

    Having experienced quite a few significant bigoted acts of discrimination by mexicans here illegally since returning, I am not surprised.

    If you don’t address the problem, you become a part of the problem.

    As an American you are guaranteed certain rights. When someone comes to America and attempts to deny you those right YOU have the responsibility to take them to task.

    The law and courts could care less until you address this in the court system and the courts can not implore you to do so, only you can.

    If it is an employee refuses to speak English or a worker who acts bigoted manner towards you, take them to court for violating your civil rights. If an employer fails to discipline the offending employee, take the employee and employer to court.

    Most cases would be under Small Claims Court (check your local court rules) so an attorney is not necessary. A good understanding of the Constitution is necessary and a few hours of research on cases that are relevant.

    LLE/LEOs, politicians and others could care less about you or me. The only way to punish these people today is to take them to court, get a judgement and immediate garnishment on their wages. The fallout may be that the SSN they use is stolen, they don’t pay taxes or they are on the government dole. Either way a win for America.