Cinco de Mayo which is celebrated on May 5th is not Mexico’s Independence Day, which is September 16, but rather celebration of a Mexico army in 1862 stopping a French invasion of Mexico through the town of Puebla. A rag-tag army of 4,500 poorly equipped Mexicans stopped a French army that was very well equipped and numbered around 6,500 soldiers. People living around the region of Puebla have celebrated this holiday for years however it is not widely celebrated throughout the rest of the country. In recent years the celebration has been heavily observed along the United States and Mexican border. You can read the history of this historic battle here; http://www.mexonline.com/cinco-de-mayo.htm
Yesterday 5 students at the Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill California were sent home by the school administration when they refused to turn their T-shirts that depicted the American Flag inside out so as not to offend the students of Mexican heritage. A similiar instance also made the headlines in Denver Colorado.
So now even wearing a T-shirt depicting your patriotism is racist? Yep, Arizona is on the right track. Time to take back our country