Two years ago, administrators at California’s Live Oak High School were perfectly OK with students waving Mexican flags around the campus on Cinco de Mayo, but when five students arrived at school wearing American flag shirts, they were promptly told to take them off or risk suspension. One of the students in question explained, “They said we could wear it on any other day, but [Cinco de Mayo] is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it.”
Ironically, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico’s victory against the French military in 1862. Napoleon III controlled France at the time and had been supplying the Confederacy’s soldiers with the weapons and money they needed to secede, so Mexico’s victory was the end of one of the Confederacy’s most important relationships.
Heaven forbid I wear a Thomas Jefferson shirt during Black History Month next year and a liberal judge uses legal precedent to ban me from McDonald’s.
To leftists, only minorities have rights. Culture is only to be celebrated if you’re a minority; otherwise it’s plain racism. This is why the government and its willing enablers suspend students for waving American flags, remove teenage girls dressed in Southern-designed prom dresses, and conceal religious symbols at Catholic universities.
It is almost as if Abraham Lincoln is giving us the finger from the grave.
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