[UPDATED: Administration-Sanctioned?] Canyon High School Kids Dress Up as "Mexicans" and Border Patrol Agents; School Officials Get Mad
UPDATE, JUNE 9 4:22 P.M.: One of the Canyon High School seniors pictured attempting to dress like an ese while posing as if being detained by a female classmate wearing a 'border patrol' t-shirt contacted the Weekly saying that the photos accompanying the article were his and should be taken down. So we did just that.
ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 9, 9:56 A.M.: Dressing up in stereotypical attire is usually reserved for fraternity pendejos in college, with the University of Chicago being the site of the latest such example with its sombrero-wearing, lawn-mowing pledges and planned 'Conquistadors and Aztec Hoes' parties. But hey, this is Orange County, and a little of the ill-advised happens at high schools, too!
A source informs the Weekly that on Wednesday, students at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills took the occasion of the last week of classes to come on campus dressed up as cholos, cholas, and la migra.
Thankfully, according to our source, school administrators did the right thing and promptly had them change. Unfortunately, when this rag pursued a statement from the school multiple times nothing materialized. The opportunity given was returned only with silence. Oh well...we've obtained some photos in the meantime!
When the campus was originally constructed, a number of proposed names were floated around. It could have been christened Santa Ana Canyon High School, but that idea was nixed, lest people think it located in SanTana! Come dressed to class years later as a vato loco caricature, and now to be "Mexican" is perfectly fine.
Some of the students who did just that appear to comprise the small minority of pochos enrolled, but ustedes would be wise to understand that co-signing Border Patrol photo-ops instead of checking that shit is no good! It's not like white privilege needs to have an excuse to be further emboldened, but it sure does love a brown enabler wherever it can get juan!
And that cap and gown you all will be wearing soon: that's what real youth without papers are donned in when they get handcuffed for DREAM Act civil disobedience.
All that being said, since the Canyon High already has an unofficial rep as 'The Pharmacy' by alum for obvious reasons, perhaps there was a preference among staff to keep everything an internal matter on the down low at play. The school, with all its honors in the media and boasts of being a distinguished educational institution, is sure to send many of its graduates off to colleges across the country next Fall.
Let's just hope that some of them don't become the 'Compton Cookouts' of tomorrow!
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