You are in American High School celebrating a Mexican event.
The fact they are actual students at that school who think its wrong to wear an American flag shirt on Cinco shows an incredible lack of intelligence and tolerance.
Its an American school on American soil with all the rights that are afforded to people in this country. Just because you celebrate Cinco De Mayo doesn't mean American patriotism goes on the backburner and its never disrespectful to show the American flag on American soil no matter the event.
It is disrespectful to think that it is wrong to show the flag.
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."
Morgan Hill Times.
"It's disrespectful to do it on Cinco de Mayo," said Jessica Cortez, a Live Oak sophomore. "They can be a patriot on some other day. Not that specific day."
More than 200 Hispanic teens skipped school Thursday and marched through Morgan Hill yelling "We want respect!" and "Si se puedes!" At least six Morgan Hill police cars and several sheriff's vehicles caravanned alongside the line of teens wearing red, white and green and carrying Mexican flags.
The crowd - mostly high school students - left school Thursday morning after the story of four students who were sent home because they wore American flag T-shirts went viral on TV and online.
The students say they want people to know they're proud of their heritage and those who wore red, white and blue on Cinco de Mayo weren't showing them any respect.
"We did this to support the Latino/Hispanic community," said Francine Roa, who graduated from Live Oak High School in 2005. She brought her 2-year-old son Elias Martinez on the march.
During the march, several car donned American flags on the bed of trucks or from windows and repeatedly drove past the crowd.
The teens responded by yelling "Give us respect!" but some screamed obscenities. At least three people driving yelled derogatory slurs at the largely Hispanic group.
The fact the holiday is allowed to be celebrated is showing respect and no amount of people wearing American flag shirts makes it disrespectful.
Someone else said it best on another post paraphasing that if the American flag is not welcomed on Cinco De Mayo then the holiday shouldn't be officially observed in the country.