Anti-America On Cinco de Mayo?
Court favors school that banned U.S. flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo
Almost four years ago, May 5, 2010 to be exact, a California school principal asked a group of students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn their shirts inside out or take them off. The students refused. Soon, a civil rights suit against the school followed, with the students arguing that their rights to freedom of expression, equal protection and due process had been violated.
Due to “ongoing racial tension and gang violence within the school, and after a near-violent altercation had erupted during the prior Cinco de Mayo over the display of an American flag,” as documented in court paperwork, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as of yesterday ruled in favor of the school, citing that in no way did the principal or administrators involved violate the students’ constitutional rights, stating that the “school’s actions presciently avoided an altercation…and their response was tailored to the circumstance.”
What do you think about the verdict? Was the school justified?