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Annicia Nunez
Yesterday, five Live Oak High School students were sent home for wearing clothes with the American flag on it, while hundreds who wore Mexican flag apparel,colors and face paintings were allowed to remain in school.

I can't believe I'm actually writing this, but...

Today, a group of students who are "Mexican-American" walked out in protest of the five students who they say "offended them" by wearing the American Flag clothes yesterday on Cinco de Mayo. They held a small rally at the Morgan Hill Civic Center and demanded to see the Mayor.

Absolutely mind boggling. These students show that they owe more loyalty to a corrupt country south of our border who has done nothing for them, than they do for a country that has provided them opportunity and education. Their families left Mexico because the country did not offer them any opportunity, yet they find it offensive that students in this country would dare wear an American Flag shirt or have any pride in the United States of America.

All of this stems from the parents and the community they self-segregate themselves in. This community teaches them to think "Mexico First". The Constitution of the United States does not exist in their eyes, only their wants, needs and demands based on their race and ethnicity - and damn all the other people who live in this country!


Students showing their Mexican-American pride walked out of class at Live Oak High School on Thursday, and rallied at the Morgan Hill Civic Center, calling the actions of the students who wore the American T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo offensive. They also demanded to speak with the mayor.

"I think they should apologize because it is a Mexican heritage day," Annicia Nunez, a Live Oak High student, told NBC BayArea. "We don't deserve to be disrespected like that. We wouldn't do that on Fourth of July."

The ignorance of the students above, Annicia Nunez, is quite apparent as school is not in session the the Fourth of July as it is a national holiday in this country. A holiday which celebrates the fight for the independence of a country that now exists, that they live in, and enjoy the benefits thereof.

* Update

This just in from the Morgan Hill Unified School District Superintendant. They claim they will take appropriate action against administrators at Live Oak High School. We shall see.

"The Morgan Hill Unified School District does not prohibit nor do we discourage wearing patriotic clothing," Dr. Wesley Smith said in a written statement. "The incident on May 5 at Live Oak High School is extremely unfortunate. While campus safety is our primary concern and administrators made decisions yesterday in an attempt to ensure campus safety, students should not, and will not, be disciplined for wearing patriotic clothing. This matter is under investigation and appropriate action will be taken."

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Annicia Nunez - go back to Mexico - you can enjoy your "Mexican Pride" everyday!

Posted by: CB on May 6, 2010 05:04 PM

someone posed this question on a yahoo illegal immigration forum i am on. if the asst. principal was not hispanic, would this have ever happened?

Posted by: james on May 6, 2010 05:06 PM

Are you FRIGGING kidding me???? Do these numskull students understand that cinco de mayo is a MEXICAN holiday, and has NOTHING to do with America!!! The 4th of July NOT ONLY has EVERYTHING to do with America, but ALSO gave these boneheads all the nice free handouts they enjoy today!!!! What the hell are we thinking??? I'm moving to Arizona!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ANGRY on May 6, 2010 05:11 PM

BRAVO - article well written and yes, it is mind boggling that their national pride infringes on the constitutional rights of american born citizens!!!

Posted by: Mookie on May 6, 2010 05:13 PM

If they keep this up I am going to protest by allowing
Hispanics to cut my lawn! My brother in -law employs seven full time Hispanics, four illegal he is going to fire them all and hire out of work Americans since the Hispanics don't appreciate capitalism and common sense
approach to illegal immigration. Which will require you show a drivers license and green card if stopped for a traffic violation. You show ID to fly, drive, or enter a restricted building. It's nothing new just enforced. If you don't like it, I say GO HOME HOMIE!

Posted by: Peter Goesinya on May 6, 2010 05:37 PM

I hope they all got marked truant and have tickets and fines from the police department. If you are born in America then you are an AMERICAN. You aren't Mexican. Yes your heritage is Mexican but you are an AMERICAN!!!! How stupid are these kids? Obviously our school systems aren't teaching them anything about respect because they are a disgrace to all Americans whose heritage is Mexican. Stop pretending you are offended when you just wanted to go home and drink some coronas while you are still underage!

Posted by: Cassondra on May 6, 2010 06:05 PM

If Annicia Nunez is offended by the U.S. flag flying or being worn in the U.S., perhaps she needs to move to another country where she won't be offended by seeing it. Like Mexico? BTW, on the 4th of July, I plan to take a trip to Mexico and demand that they lower all Mexican flags and refrain from wearing red, white and green so that I'm not offended.

Posted by: Reggie on May 6, 2010 06:53 PM

What the hell are they teaching these kids in school. Maybe it ought to be that they come from a failed culture that the Europeans had found hadn't even invented the wheel yet when they arrived on this continent. They need to shut the hell up about "cinco whatever" and thank God they are not living in that third world crap hole called Mexico.
I say hang whoever sent the AMERICAN kids home! Enough of this treasonous BS.

Posted by: Dominic on May 6, 2010 07:13 PM

I love how there is no day for me, I am an immigrant, oh wait, my mistake.

you see I came here legally, I served in the military, and I only fly the American flag

If you dont love the country, leave......end of story

Posted by: mark on May 6, 2010 07:44 PM

I can't believe this "stuff". I graduated from Live Oak in 1995, and the administration was just as bad back then. Do these students even know that not only is this a MEXICAN holiday, but it's not even celebrated IN MEXICO?!?!?

Has anybody noticed that the students that wore the flag didn't start any fights, and didn't bad mouth Mexican-Americans?

Yet, the Mexican-Americans automatically bad-mouthed the five patriotic students and organized a walk out, and since Morgan Hill has always been afraid of ticking off Mexican-Americans, they didn't want to punish the protesters, so to not get into any MORE trouble, they can't punish the five patriotics.

If I was a parent of one of the five, I'd be doing ANYTHING in my power to obtain Gloria Allred to sue! However, I have contacted people at CNN, HLN, and a few other major networks to make sure this doesn't happen again.

Why has it come down to being an American citizen (by birth), and you can't speak english at some places, can't read billboards because they are in SPANISH, and have to watch what you say, and how you say it so we don't offend the people who are here ILLEGALLY, and live off of the taxes that WE AS CITIZENS PAY!

Well, come forth of July, it's going to be interesting to see what happens for Morgan Hill's annual parade! GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

Posted by: Amber on May 6, 2010 08:34 PM

Leave Us alone!! Im a senior at LO and this is getting way out of hand. Just go away!!

Posted by: Princess on May 6, 2010 08:49 PM

Outrageous! Now white kids are being discriminated against for showing their patriotism to America. This is what happens when you allow foreigners to ivade your country by the millions, decade after decade. They have no love nor patriotism for this country. Turns out that the Vice Priciple that sent these kids home was of Mexican descent. Yet another case of being "Mexican first" and American a reluctant second.

Posted by: Will on May 6, 2010 08:52 PM

Did everybody forget ALREADY that just this past Saturday, there was a bomb plot in NYC? In times of threat to national security, Why should we not be allowed to show our love of the country by displaying the flag in anyway possible?

If people from another country don't like that we support our country, they can GO HOME!

Let me see if I have this straight... they won't let us support our country and show our pride, but we have to support ILLEGALS? Here's a tip for the illegals;



3. GET A JOB (not being paid under the table)







Posted by: Amber on May 6, 2010 08:58 PM

I called this skrool today out of a sense of complete disgust. One question is, why are they as a skrool celebrating a foreign holiday in the first place? This speaks volumes... for the anchor babies here that should not be US citizens in the first place, and the 'Americans' here that pander to this whole mess in every way that they do.

Posted by: Don on May 6, 2010 09:00 PM

Illegal immigration is out of control! It is an all out assault on American citizens by Mexicans because Arizonans decided to defend their state. The Pitch weekly newspaper out of Kansas City Mo just published an article Sheriff Joe's reign of terror!

Posted by: Sonja on May 6, 2010 10:07 PM

This is what happens when you have politicians that pander to ignorant, illegal invaders and their anchor spawn! It emboldens them to actually think they can protest and dictate what we can do, as American citizens!

If this were a white principal, who sent five anchor babies home for wearing their Mexican rag t-shirts, la raza and every other illegal invader-rights group would be demanding the principal be terminated. It’s time we demand this racist, law raza loving principal be terminated for his outright discrimination and violation of those students 1st Amendment rights!

I hope the bastard is sued in Federal Court as well!!

These people have no loyalty to this country and never will! It's time the American people rose up against these invaders and send them back to their beloved trash dump, otherwise know as mexico!

Posted by: Commander on May 6, 2010 10:30 PM

The subject of illegal immigration is a subject that carries passionate verbal heat amongst and between many American citizens. There is an immense outpour of people desperately crossing the border, yet the immediate reaction to "deal" with the issue is to retaliate by racially profiling and displaying disgust and verbal hate. I have always wondered, why why why is the solution to immediately shut or throw people out, when we COULD be looking at the SOURCE of the problem. Why are so many people, who are poverty-stricken, starving, and desperate, trying to risk everything to get to the USA? I feel there is a leak in the ceiling, and instead of sealing it up, the government keeps mopping up the water, rather than getting to the root of the problem.

I admit, I am a human, just as all humans are, no matter where they come from, or who they are. And because of this, I empathize. If my own mother were hungry, my brother and sister dying for work, my father ill and uncared for, I would be desperate enough to find ANYWHERE, no matter where it was, that would help us live and survive. I am, indeed, extremely lucky to not be in that situation.

We are all, whether we like to open our eyes to it or not, a product of immigration, whether from 50 years ago, 100 years ago, or 200 years ago. Technically, most of the population is ''illegal'', for there was a very long time before certain legal documents existed, or when they could be easily changed (many foreigners changed their names so they could be better pronounced in English.) Many people never learned English (my great grandparents traveled to the states from Italy, and they never learned English their entire lifetimes.) Having said that, I would also like to add that there is no official language of the USA. Certain states have adopted an official language, but not all the states, and the entire country itself does not declare an official language.

Now, I believe it is the right of any American to display a flag of their choosing, whether it be Mexican, Italian, English, and so forth; there are, after all, millions of Irish flags to be seen on St. Patricks Day, an Irish Catholic religious holiday that has been somehow adopted as an unofficial drinking day. Anyone had the right to wear a Mexican flag, just as anyone had the exact same right to wear an American flag. No one should be sent out because of this harmless display of national pride.

I must add that some sort of pardon must be given to these children, however, because that is what they are: CHILDREN. Not only children, but teenagers, that age when EVERYTHING is so very passionate, and heated, and emotional, and nothing is thought through in an adult, civilized manner. I work in a high school and a middle school, and it is our duty to teach these very impressionable children how to conduct themselves properly, and not out of irrational anger. The principal was in the wrong, but I will not prosecute him because he is of Mexican descent; no, the fault lies in his decision, not in his heritage, even if that was partly influential. To say that it was, is to preach that persecution of race is acceptable, and I will not justify that for anyone. There is too much hurt, and murder, and destruction in this world and it's history for us to allow that, and to show that it is okay.

I beg of people, please, remember to choose your words wisely, and think about what you're saying, especially to ones younger than you. Our ways of thinking, our ways of doing things responsibly must be primarily under logic, and with good-hearted passion, not heated sourness. I understand anger; let it be felt, let it be carried out in an non-destructive way, but do not let it influence your decisions about human beings who, like you, think they are just as unique and in the right.

Posted by: MC on May 6, 2010 10:45 PM

Wow! California High School Mexican students demand to see the Mayor because they were disrepected by fellow students were wearing American flag T-shirts during their may 5 day. California is really owned by Latino. No wonder shakira got the "balls" to go to Arizona to protest the Governor's new immigrant bills that make illegal aliens staying in Arizona illegal. And Shakira is not even a US citizen!!!

Posted by: John on May 6, 2010 11:20 PM

Very well said, MC, but please allow me to correct you with regard to the principal. It is the assistant principal who is of Hispanic descent. The school's principal actually shares your ancestral heritage. I initially thought, in fact, that he was the writer of your post as it sounds very much like something he would have written. His family and mine go back several generations and I can guarantee you, there's not a racist bone in his body. I do know, however, that he might have backed up his assistant's actions in an attempt to avoid any conflicts on campus and keep it peaceful so the students could do what they're there for, to learn. I was also a student at a school he once worked at and I am part Mexican-American. It is highly likely we are not hearing the whole story. The media tends to blow things out of proportion and does not always provide us with accurate facts.

Posted by: KJ on May 6, 2010 11:32 PM

I am legal. Illegals are bad. 3 civil war in the states mexicans vs americans my aim is better come-n-get-it

Posted by: LEGAL Beaver on May 6, 2010 11:40 PM

Every kid that walked out of school and protested should be suspended! What gives them the right to walk out of school whenever they want and nothing happens to them. Their parents are a bad example when they form large protest groups themselves. What are they protesting anyway?? That this is America? What are the illegals protesting? That we want our laws enforced? What is our sappy Country coming to??

Posted by: dh on May 7, 2010 12:20 AM

This is just another example of people who walk around with their heads up their asses. My ancestors were Dutch and French and I hold NO alliance or allegiance to either France nor the Netherlands, and I don't fly a French or Dutch flag at my home.

These kids who say that their Mexican heritage was disrespected don't have a clue, and need to understand where their allegiance must be with. If they can't see or understand this, they need to leave and live in the country that has done nothing for them, namely MEXICO!

Posted by: Sherman Van Lieu on May 7, 2010 01:28 AM

This is what happens when we allow millions of parasitic foreigners to simply sneak across our border and start pumping out babies whom then automatically become citizens in name only. They drop kids on our soil and then attach themselves to our welfare system for the next 18 years of every childs life.They pump out 7 or 8 kids and they're making bank just on the welfare payments alone. Add in the free foodstamps, WIC, free medical and subsidised housing and it's life on easy street.60% of all HUD housing is occupied by illegal aliens in this country. They have no love or loyalty for this country. They merely come here because the US is a paradise run by moron's whom give them everything they want for free.No wonder they gladly risk life and limb to get to the land of milk and honey where everyting is free. They regard their US benefactors with contempt as they spitefully use us for everything they can possible get. Meanwhile, they instill in their children a loyalty to mexico and racism towards white's as repayment for our generousity. I say we deport every last one of them, no matter how long they've been here. I have no pity for these people. They are a cancer on the body of America

Posted by: Will on May 7, 2010 09:27 AM

America....LOVE it or LEAVE it!!!

Posted by: Chris on May 7, 2010 11:58 AM

The attitudes demonstrated by these students are the direct result of classes like Chicano Studies and groups like Mecha (El Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano). This is why Arizona is debating/has passed (?) a law that does not allow courses like Chicano studies (Latino Studies, Mex-Am Studies). These courses teach students to think this way and adovocate the overthrow of the government.

Posted by: Yolanda M. on May 7, 2010 01:10 PM

Send these spoiled Chicano brats to MEXICO, and THERE they can be Mexican ALL they WANT to! HERE, in the UNITED STATES, one is an AMERICAN, PERIOD!

Posted by: joazinha on May 7, 2010 06:03 PM

Will - I couldn't have said it any better... bravo!

Posted by: Bobbie-Lee on May 8, 2010 01:15 PM

"We wouldnt do that on fourth of july"
Mexican Flags are out and flying around on 4th of July in this area though Annicia Nunez.

Posted by: timmit on May 11, 2010 03:40 AM

MC, stop bleeding all over us! The illegal aliens don't belong in our country! That includes their anchor babies. Their parents can Take them back to Mexico when they're deported as the children aren't legal either. The 14th amendment's intent was not to give citizenship to any child born to slugs that slimed they're way across our border illegally! Only room in this country for one flag and that's the Stars and Bars! They want war? Bring it on because we are sick to death of them stealing what is ours then getting a free pass from our government. War appears to be the only answer. So take the first shot illegals! We're waiting for you!

Posted by: Steven Terrell, Sr. on May 11, 2010 08:18 AM

I would just like to say that I am a student of Live Oak Highschool who was NOT involved in the protesting or flag wearing but I do know the full story first hand. 1st of all the students wearing the American flag apparal were TAUNTING the hispanic students and TRYING to cause a fight. 2nd The administration asked them to turn their shirts inside out or leave for their own safety. 3rd the only reason the hispanic students marched to city hall was because there was news cameras and they wanted publicity. This has gotten far far out of hand and i believe that all 3 parties involved in this are to blame (that is the flag wearing students that were taunting, the administration, and the hispanics who marched) and people need to calm down and stop jumping the gun on only pieces of the story. So please stop calling our school anti-American and stop blaming teachers who had nothing to do with this, dozens of teachers recived hate mail and even death threats because of this and none of them had anything to do with this. There was also a reported bomb threat at our school today (5/18/10) that i believe is related to this. If you took the time to read the complete story from my first hand account I thank you. (also I am NOT hispanic so trying to say im sticking up for them is inacurate, I love this country and what it stands for and all of this is just a giant media fiasco.)

Posted by: Jacob on May 18, 2010 10:57 PM

It doesn't matter who was right. The flag-wearers were within their rights to wear the shirts with the flag side out. The administration made them hide the American flag, while allowing the illegal immigrants to continue to have a voice. Even if these boys were taunting the anti-American students, this was their right. It's likely that they felt they were defending their country, something that should be commended.

As far as inhibiting the voices of the flag-bearing students' for their safety, I defer to Benjamin Franklin, who said, "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."


Posted by: John on May 27, 2010 10:50 PM

this is racist. the mexicans this is there home land {im indian so it doesnt really matter] but the americans kicked them out so what are yall talking about.. That is offensive like a German wearing the Nazi symbol going in the Jews holy place.. yall are retards

Posted by: Alyy on August 31, 2010 07:19 PM

Annicia Nunez and all that protested patriotism in America. you are not in Mexico, you are in America you need to respect Americans. we do not go to your country on your holidays and wear American clothing or burn your flag or expect your country to respect our holidays. we expect you and your people to have the same respect if at all possible, Your family's came here if you don't like American's, go back to Mexico do what you want, wear Mexican flag shirt on 4th of July. Not wise to do that in AMERICA. You have every right to celebrate your holidays YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TELL US WE SHOULD NOT BE PATRIOTIC OUR COUNTRY ON YOUR MEXICAN HOLIDAY. NOR do you have the right to protest our holidays. May 5 2011 every American should were an American flag shirt. To remind the Mexicans they live in AMERICA not Mexico

Posted by: KEM on October 7, 2010 07:01 PM

its a known fact that mexicans are the dumbest people on this planet and there protest is cause for war these people cost the american tax payers last year an estimated onehundred and twenty billion dollars and they just want a better life well that aint our problem but a hundred twenty billion is a hell of alot to cost a country what going to happen is we are going to be pushed into a massive civil war with all these mexicans estamated 3000 illegals per day are getting in our country that an invation if i ever saw one I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COME TO THERE SENCES AND DEMAND A STOP HERES A LITTLE TIDBIT FOR AMERICANS DID U KNOW THAT U CAN GO INTO ANY COURT AND FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND GET ONE THOUSAND DOLLARE RIGHT OFF THE TOP EVERYTIME UNTIL THIS CRAP STOPS I ENCURAGE EVERY AMERICAN TO GO DOWN TO YOUR LOCAL COURT AND FILE A LAWSUIT THAT ELL MAKE EM DO SOMETHING

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