Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fort Collins High School Nixes Patriotism

Unless you're not American, of course — in that case, the sky's the limit. But the wise educators of Fort Collins, Colorado, are careful to prevent their American students from having any pride in their country. They evidently want them to save their energy to celebrate Black History Month or Cinco de Mayo or to flagellate themselves about the Sand Creek Massacre or the Holocaust or something. This from Daily Kenn.

Why did school ban celebrating America?

Ever notice that multiculturalists celebrate everyone's culture but our own?

From our source article by Todd Starnes we read...

Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans.

“They said they didn’t want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants,” a 16-year-old member of the student council told me. “They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”

The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having a day to celebrate the United States during next week’s Winter Spirit Week. The young people pitched “’Merica Monday” – and invited their classmates to dress in patriotic colors. Their proposal was promptly shot down by administrators.

“They said they didn’t want to be exclusive to any other country,” a 17-year-old member of the student council told me.

The students and parents who talked to me about this incident have asked to remain anonymous. The parents feared their children might face reprisals from liberal educators.

“It’s bizarre and idiotic that we’ve come to this crossroads in our society that we are having to sacrifice our own culture and belief system,” one of the parents told me. “I can’t even tell you how it got our blood boiling.”

After the administrators rejected the day to celebrate America, the teenagers offered a compromise – “My Country Monday.”Continue reading ►

From the Denver Post we read...

Fort Collins High School, under fire for stopping a celebration administrators said was offensive, will open its spirit-week Monday with "America Day."

The school drew rebuke this week from some community members and Fox News after it rejected a student council proposal to add " 'Merica Day" to its themed spirit-week events. Campus and school district officials said they rejected the use of " 'Merica" because it "is a slang term that is often used in a negative stereotypical way to describe life in the U.S."

Students offered "My Country Monday" as a compromise, and administrators agreed.

But at least one parent and some students protested to Fox News commentator Todd Starnes, who wrote about the issue on his blog "Todd's American Dispatch."

District administrators said the school was trying to be inclusive with its "Spread the Love" week.

"Living in Fort Collins, we have a university with a very international population," Poudre School District spokeswoman Danielle Clark said. "We also have exchange students, and they were just trying to have a unifying message to the week. It was never about not allowing the patriotism or not celebrating America."

Fort Collins High School principal Mark Eversole sent a letter to parents on Tuesday, stating that the school would rename the first day of its spirit week "America Day."

"We were surprised that our community interpreted our actions as anti-American," Eversole said wrote. "We are a proud public school in America and support many activities to celebrate our great nation."

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  1. You will notice my last name. I will mention that I work in a school that is well over %75 Chicano most of whom take pride in their Mexican heritage. We pledge allegiance with pride and consider ourselves patriotism. What's wrong with those white fools.

    1. The are White liberals, the most screwed-up ethnic group since late Rome.

  2. I was going to apologize for the error of using the word patriotism instead of patriotic. However, some of my Chicano students are the embodiment of American patriotism.
    And hell yes, I am bragging on my kids. Ya godda problem wit dat?