UC Irvine Student: US Flag Banned to Avoid ‘Triggering’ Hurt Feelings Among Illegals

Adelle Nazarian, Breitbart, March 8, 2015

Students at the University of California Irvine (UCI) spoke to Breitbart News Sunday, sharing their shock and disappointment at recent legislation by six members of UCI’s Associated Students (ASUCI) to remove an American flag from their building’s lobby this past Thursday.

A student who spoke with Breitbart News on condition of anonymity that she heard a member of the ASUCI discussing “the [American] flag and how it triggered people.” She then said she believed a major line of reasoning behind the legislation to remove the flag could have been a “precautionary step” to prevent a trigger situation where if someone is an “illegal citizen or [they] have citizenship issues, it makes them feel bad.

“But me and my friends were like, ‘Dude, you’re in America. It’s the American flag,’” she added.

The issue, according to her, was that the flag was placed in a common space, and she felt that if it were placed in a private area like a personal office, it would not have been a big deal. “And then there were people who were like ‘the flag triggers me’–that was their exact wording, too.”


UCI student Matthew Guevara, who sits on the Student Association board, authored the resolution (R50-70) to ban the U.S. flag from the association’s lobby wall. The resolution passed narrowly on Thursday in a 6-4 vote in favor, with two abstentions, but was overturned and vetoed on Saturday during a private meeting held by the Associated Student’s Executive Cabinet by a 4-1 vote.

UCI administrators also issued a statement on Saturday following the vote to ban the flag, stating that they do not endorse what they described as a “misguided decision” by a political minority that they claim is not representative of the school nor the broader student body.



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  • Hammerheart

    Sounds like it’ll be very easy to manipulate these people. Make up some sob story about your baby brother being killed in a gang related shooting by Hispanic gangsters and tell them Mexicans trigger you.

    • listenupbub

      If only, if only.

  • The new UC Irvine fight song:


  • The US flag triggers them? Well, illegals trigger me. They should be banned, not the flag.

  • MekongDelta69

    She then said she believed a major line of reasoning behind the legislation to remove the flag could have been a “precautionary step” to prevent a trigger situation
    I can think of a very handy “trigger situation.”

    …where if someone is an “illegal citizen”…
    You can’t be an “illegal citizen.” That’s a contradiction in terms.

    …or [they] have “citizenship issues“…
    “Citizenship issssshhhhuuuuuuuuuuuzzzz“?
    God, I hate that word. The CORRECT word is “problems.”

    …it makes them feel bad.
    Awwwwwwwww – it hurts their liddle feeewings. Show me ONE college ‘student’ today who could last 10 minutes… 5 minutes… ONE minute in BUD/s. Just ONE.

    • Show me one who could last a day at a real job. Not even the sort where when one gets home each evening one’s too tired to make dinner, but takes a two-hour nap first instead, but just the sort of job where one is expected to show up on time and do something marginally useful.

  • Luca

    They find the flag offensive and I find them offensive and ungrateful.

    • Alexandra1973

      They need to go home. Deport.

    • Petronius

      More evidence that diversity is our greatest strength. [sarc]

    • Light from the East

      If the flag is banned, then at least erect a flag with 6 profiles of them. Make them the symbol of anti-USA.

    • InAFreeCountry

      Where are all the white people??

    • Wing-nut.

      Death by torture would be too kind.

  • TruthBeTold

    This is Search and Destroy.

    They’re going around deliberately looking for things to label offensive. Giving in gives them power and leads to more demands.

    Don’t take the bait. Call them out. Don’t give in.

    • Joe Liberty

      “They’re going around deliberately looking for things to label offensive. Giving in gives them power and leads to more demands.”
      Muslims immigrants do the same thing as a form of power grab.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    You can be sure they wouldn’t vote to ban the Rainbow or Mexican flag.

    I also noted the “diversity” and wondered what their majors are. I doubt any of them are majoring in math, physics, CS or engineering.

    They wouldn’t have time to bother with pushing any sort of Cultural Marxist agenda.

    I believe these 6 non-Whites deserve expulsion far more than any of the Frat boys from OU.

    • IstvanIN

      Not an American in the lot.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Not a White in the lot…

        They are too busy studying CS, physics and electrical engineering, like my UCI son.

      • NoMosqueHere

        Unfortunately they are americans. They are new third world america, and they will rule over our children and grandchildren without pity.

        • IstvanIN

          They are third worlders who can never be real Americans.

  • LackawannaErie

    Conservatives are trying to ignore the issue of UCI’s demographics.

  • TomIron361

    The only American flag I fly has a coiled snake on it and says, “Don’t tread on me.”

  • listenupbub

    Remember, guys, our immigrants want nothing more than to be AMERICANS LIKE US!!!!

  • superlloyd

    I’d like to hurt illegals’ feelings by sending this wave of detritus back to the cesspools whence they came.

  • james AZ

    Hummmmm. Ok. Let raise the flag of CHINA on Monday, Raise the flag of BRAZIL on Tuesday , raise the flag of MEXICO on Wednesday, Raise the flag of NIGERIA on Thursday and raise the flag of IRAN on Friday. That will not insult or offend to white Americans……….TRY IT

  • LastBastionOfHope

    On my way to Mexico to demand they remove the Mexican flag and insert an American flag! I’m sure they won’t mind. And if they do I will cry racist!

  • USofAntiWhite

    Yes, reason 7,326 why it sucks living with all non-White groups.

  • willbest

    If the sight of the American flag makes somebody uncomfortable, perhaps they should be shot on site.

  • Tim

    This is actually my feel good story for the day. It makes me wonder about all those people who let the Confederate flag be shamed since it was hateful and not “American”…How does it taste folks?!?

  • Light from the East

    So illegal’s “feeling” is more important than laws of a nation. That’s their logic, logic from 6 UC Irvine students.

    • InAFreeCountry

      When distilled to its basic essence, politics is nothing but logic vs feelings.

  • InAFreeCountry

    Don’t want hurt feelings? GO HOME. No, really, GO HOME NOW.