Saturday, May 08, 2010

More On Houston Area Student's Suspension Over Taking Down Mexican Flag, School District Lashes Out At Those Who Broke The Story

Thursday night, I found a story from a Houston radio station, which said that the Mexican flag was given prominence over the US Flag on Cinco de Mayo, and a student who took down the flag was suspended.

Well, the story broke nationally and the Klein ISD decided to go into spin mode:

At noon yesterday, a person who commented at one online forum, noted the school district issued a statement on their website:

Response to Inaccurate Allegations
Neither the Klein Independent School District nor any of its campuses has flown another country or state’s flag on a pole outside of its facilities.
Neither the Klein Independent School District nor any of its campuses has flown the American flag upside down.
Neither the Klein Independent School District nor any of its campuses has displayed another country or state’s flag in a manner that would dishonor or disrespect the American flag or the Texas state flag.
It is unfortunate that one person’s misinformation has caused such a disruption for our students. The facts are as stated above.
While the Mexican flag was not posted on the flag pole, here's a photo of the flag at the high school. It is displayed from a balcony at the school.


While there is no time stamp on the pdf file at the Klein ISD website, the statement also says:
As part of a student activity, permission was granted for students to display some decorations for Cinco de Mayo which included the Mexican flag that was placed on a railing in the school. This activity was never meant to dishonor or show disrespect to our country or our state or our flags.
It is unfortunate that one person’s misinformation has caused such a disruption for
our students. The facts are as stated above.
Along with a curriculum rich in diversity, we strive to instill the value of patriotism in our student body. With your continued support Klein ISD is confident that we can move beyond these inaccurate allegations and continue to work together in the best interest of our community.

Let me ask the Klein ISD: Patriotism for which nation?

While the population of the United States is made up of a diverse group of people, what has made our nation unique is that all these diverse cultures melted into one nation. Sure, various ethnic groups celebrated their cultures, but also became (and wanted to become) Americans. It's for that reason, not too long ago, America was known as the "melting pot."

However, the multiculturalism and diversity crowd, which has infected much of our public life, including our school districts, has taken the melting pot and melted it down. Assimilation and American exceptionalism are no longer taught to students. Instead, the "diversity" crowd encourages ethnic pride and separatism, which looks down at American history as "dead white men." Look at the rise of the black nationalism and reconquista movements (La Raza, translated means "The Race" and MEChA) of the last forty plus years.

That is the danger of the "diversity" and "multiculturalism" cult. It goes beyond ethnic pride to a rejection of assimilating to American culture, and promotes either a dual loyalty or sole loyalty to the mother nation and culture, rejecting the American culture.

As Theodore Roosevelt once said:

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all... The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic... There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.
Unfortunately, the "diversity" crowd sugarcoats ethnic pride as a part of their strategy to dismantle this nation, which the America-hating Left has wanted to do.

UPDATE:


Laura Ingraham spoke to the mother of the suspended student yesterday. According to her son, the flag was displayed higher above any other American flag inside the building.

Also, did the Klein ISD add the line about the "permission to add the Mexican flag" in a display only after the photo posted above appeared? A poster at FreeRepublic who receives mail from the Klein ISD received the following e-mail.


No where in the e-mail above does it mention permission was given to fly that flag from a railing.

Note to the Klein ISD, here is an example of the kind of rhetoric which comes from the "diversity" crowd who reside in education. This is from a UCLA professor who is speaking of a "Mexican Revolution" whose enemy is "imperialism and capitalism" who see the Southwestern United States as stolen land.

Is this video from UCLA the same kind of "diversity" you champion, Klein ISD? Revolutionary Reconquistas who see this nation as evil white men while, at the same time, championing their own brand of racism as "La Raza" (the race).

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