A school principal in New York has banned virtually everything Americans do to celebrate the holidays or to express any form of patriotism. Instead of Thanksgiving, students must now celebrate “harvest festival.” Instead of Christmas parties, they must now have “winter parties.”
No one is even allowed to say the word “Christmas,” to portray anything that could be interpreted as an angel, or to even use any portrayals of stars, which could be interpreted as referencing Judaism.
All of this absurd, speech-trampling political correctness is to protect the easily-offended while preventing the largely Latino and Asian student body from having acknowledge in any way that they are in another country with its own culture, customs, and traditions.
And of course, it is also to show us all how “enlightened” and “tolerant” the principal is…at everyone else’s expense. Again, as explained in the Liberal-to-English Dictionary, when liberals refer to things like “tolerance” and “diversity,” what they actually mean is the celebration of anything that is not white, male, Christian, or American.
Also, click here to see the “dress like a Muslim” day being conducted by terror-connected Islamic groups in Chicago.
Obama has decided to add the blatantly discriminatory treatment of school children to his bigoted resume of vindictive anti-white activism (which I have documented here and here). In a new executive order issued this week, Obama decreed that individual children shall no longer be disciplined in schools based solely on their actions. From now on, race is to be a determining factor.
From the Daily Caller:
His July 26 executive order established a government panel to promote ‘a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.’
The executive order, hilariously titled, “White House Initiative On Educational Excellence,” literally attempts to argue that since blacks get in trouble more, school policies must therefore be racist, hence standards must be lowered only for minorities to produce a more “equal” outcome. In other words, everyone gets to break the rules except white people.
The order also notes that “African Americans lack equal access to highly effective teachers and principals, safe schools, and challenging college-preparatory classes.” But this only happens because Democrats fight to keep blacks trapped in failing, disastrous public schools (because the more public school teachers there are, the more forced campaign contributions Democrats can extort from teachers’ unions). Meanwhile, conservatives continue to support school choice, which blacks overwhelmingly want.
Additionally, the order ludicrously attempts to blame blacks having to “disproportionately experience school discipline” for the black community’s consistently drastic educational under-performance…as opposed to blaming it, perhaps, on the fact that far more blacks are raised by single mothers—thanks to the left’s deliberate, systematic destruction of the family (through feminism and welfare), particularly in the black community.
You start to see why the Founding Fathers wanted everything that wasn’t specifically spelled out in the Constitution as a federal power (like even being involved in education) to be handled at the state and local levels (see the 10th Amendment). Insanity of this magnitude generally doesn’t happen when all the power is localized into the hands of parents and communities.