Recently, there was a flap over some non-hispanic kids wearing images of the US flag to school on Cinco de Mayo and getting sent home because of it. So I looked up information on Cinco de Mayo. I thought we were celebrating a condiment, but here is the real skinny. It is mostly an American holiday, not much celebrated in Mexico. It commemorates a battle won by Mexicans against French forces. I wonder how it would have gone down if those kids had been wearing French flags. Here is a photo from a Cinco de Mayo celebration. http://symonsez.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/cincosaginaw.jpg" [Broken] Not surprisingly, it shows a flapping American flag as well as a Mexican one. The people seem happy enough, but I sense that they are trying in vain to hide their seething resentment. Before a fight breaks out, I want to remind them that you see American flags at all kinds of hyphened American pride celebrations in the US. I am not turning this into a formal poll, but you might like to chime in anyway: 1. Being an idiot myself, I agree with the idiot principal of that school. 2. Being a real person, and not a caracature of one, I am just as proud of being an American as are Mexican-Americans.