Liberals in Burlington, MA, Shocked After Middle School Kids Rebel Against School’s LGBT Pride Celebration
“…groups of students were heard chanting, ‘U.S.A are my pronouns,’ and students glared intimidatingly at faculty members showing pride”
This story is priceless. A middle school in Burlington, Massachusetts, set up a day to celebrate LGBT pride, encouraging kids to wear clothing with rainbows on it, and some students rebelled by wearing red, white, and blue or black. There are also claims that flyers were torn down.
Some people were so triggered by this that town meetings were held with school officials and community members.
WHDH News in Boston reports:
‘Counter message’ protest during Pride Spirit Day at Burlington middle school sparks town-wide discussion
Parents and community members spoke up at a meeting of the Burlington Select Board Monday after an incident at the Marshall Simonds Middle School last week.
The incident happened on Friday when Principal Cari Perchase said “some students had independently organized a counter message to Pride Spirit Day.”
“This became evident in the lunchroom, where several groups of students wore red, white, blue, or black, including face paint,” Perchase wrote in a letter to families.
Perchase said stickers, banners and signs were also torn off walls and crumpled into water fountains.
“…groups of students were heard chanting, ‘U.S.A are my pronouns,’ and students glared intimidatingly at faculty members showing pride,” Perchase continued. “Students were shamed into removing their stickers or covering their clothing with rainbows.”
Community members reacted on Monday.
“I thought Burlington was a safer place,” said parent Carl Foss.
WCVB News spoke to a mother of a girl who was part of the protest.
According to John Sexton of Hot Air, some of the students claimed that the school skipped any mentions of Memorial Day this year. Funny how that didn’t cause an uproar in the town, isn’t it?
You’ll never guess how local leftists are demanding this problem be handled. More DEI training, of course.
After hearing about the incident, Burlington Equity Coalition — a group of local non-profits working to promote diversity and inclusion — put out a statement condemning what happened at the school and calling on town leaders to take action.
The group demanded the school district discipline students involved in the protest and fill the position of diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) director for the district — a position that has been open for nearly a year.
It also asked the town’s select board to reinstate a temporary DEI subcommittee that it opted not to continue in February. Instead, Burlington Cable Access Television reports, the board requested and was granted $20,000 for DEI training at the annual Town Meeting in May.
“While this is an opportunity for education for the whole community and a chance to remind residents that every person is important and welcome in our town, we also believe that without any direct and concrete action, these incidents will occur again and increase in severity,” the group wrote.
These kids have been bombarded with messages about tolerance, acceptance, and diversity since they were in preschool. Do the people of Burlington really think they don’t get it? Maybe they’re just getting sick of hearing it.
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