“As a school with foundational beliefs around equity for our students and families, we are moving away from our traditional ‘Pumpkin Parade’ event and requesting that students do not come to school in costumes”
Conservatives often talk about the ‘War on Christmas,’ but the left has also been waging a war on Halloween for years.
Whether it’s cultural appropriation in costumes or the claim that Halloween is somehow exclusive, there is something about October 31st that the left just doesn’t like.
In Seattle, one elementary school has decided to cancel the celebration of Halloween, saying that their choice is based on equity and inclusion.
Jason Rantz of KTTH Radio has the story:
Rantz: Seattle school cancels Halloween over ‘equity,’ says Black kids don’t celebrate
A Seattle elementary school canceled Halloween activities over concerns about student equity and inclusion. Specifically, Seattle Public Schools says Black males do not celebrate and, more generally, students of color feel marginalized by the holiday. One parent, however, thinks this is an “exercise in affluent white vanity that is wokeism.”
Benjamin Franklin Day Elementary (B.F. Day) in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood typically hosts Halloween festivities each year. They include a “Pumpkin Parade” where students wear costumes if they choose. But the school administration changed its focus to “foundational beliefs around equity for our students and families,” and, consequently, they’re canceling Halloween.
This year the only thing spooky and creepy is the school’s commitment to wokeness. What could be more equitable than having strangers give you free candy? Not to the school’s Racial Equity Team that decided with staff to gut Halloween.
The school delivered the ghoulish news in an Oct. 8 newsletter to parents.
“As a school with foundational beliefs around equity for our students and families, we are moving away from our traditional ‘Pumpkin Parade’ event and requesting that students do not come to school in costumes,” the newsletter reads.
Here’s what the school is doing instead:
Instead, students will partake in inclusive fall events like “thematic units of study about the fall.” I’m not making that up. It’s the lead event in the newsletter. They may also review “autumnal artwork” while “sharing all the cozy feelings of the season.”
Rantz discussed the story during an appearance on FOX News:
This is an excellent point:
The stuff is no longer a bad joke from a few fringe "equity advocates." It is clearly about them trying to demonstrate who is in charge by being able to force acceptance of even the most absurd ideas into public policy. MUST be dealt with by saying NO. https://t.co/pMrgfaG17I
— James Higgins (@JamesEHiggins) October 16, 2021
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