Bruce Vento Elementary School, in St. Paul, has decided to stop celebrating Valentine’s Day along with other “dominant holidays” including These include Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day.
White People Bad.
Bruce Vento Elementary is roughly 63% Asian American, 24% African American, 10% Hispanic American and 4% Caucasian American.
So in this case the Liberals are for the Majority (Majority Rules!) and they want to discriminate against the Minority! 🙂
“My personal feeling is we need to find a way to honor and engage in holidays that are inclusive of our student population,” Principal Scott Masini wrote in a letter to parents.
Yeah, AMERICAN HOLIDAYS in AMERICA for AMERICANS is racist and non-inclusive! 🙂
Masini, who has served as the principal since 2013, was concerned that the celebrations may be ‘encroaching on the educational opportunities of others and threatening the culture of tolerance and respect for all’.
Except the minorities at his school that is. 🙂
The Star-Tribune reports the letter was surfaced on a private Facebook page titled, “Supporting St. Paul Students and Teachers.”
“I have come to the difficult decision to discontinue the celebration of the dominant holidays until we can come to a better understanding of how the dominant view will suppress someone else’s view,” the principal noted.
The Star-Tribune reports Masini made the decision to can the holidays in consultation with his staff.
“One of the concerns that I have,” he wrote, “…is whether or not this practice is encroaching on the educational opportunities of others and threatening the culture of tolerance and respect for all.”
In support, one commenter said she believes Masini and his staff are “being sensitive to children at their school who do not practice these holidays due to religious beliefs. … Holidays are very personal. Every family has a different take on how they celebrate or do not celebrate them.”
The school district in Malden, Mass., the second most diverse school system in that state, dumped Valentine’s Day three years ago, opting to observe “Friendship Day” instead. That’s something that won’t cost you a dime.
Well, it is so Hetero and capitalistic, it must be evil.
The holiday hullabaloo has generated plenty of outrage across the Twin Cities. Get a load of some of the local headlines:
· St. Paul school kisses Valentine’s Day, other ‘dominant holidays,’ goodbye
· St. Paul School Mulls Dropping Holiday Celebrations
· Valentine’s Day ban touches off wider debate on school celebrations
· PC Grinch Breaks Cupid’s Heart (okay that was my headline, but still…)
Even the folks at Minnesota Public Radio got riled up – and they’re not exactly a bastion of conservative thought.
“A St. Paul school is putting a stake in the very heart of Valentine’s Day,” Bob Collins wrote.
The principal told me via email that it was “truly not a story” – and then referred me to the district for further clarification.
Saint Paul Public Schools released a statement to the Star-Tribune that certainly seemed to defend the principal’s ban on heart-shaped candies.
“Because Saint Paul Public Schools is a diverse district that is filled with families from around the world we strive to respect all cultures and all students,” they wrote. “We recognize that not every student celebrates or participates in some or all holidays. We have a board policy that discourages programs and festivities that celebrate observances unless they are required by law.”
It sounds to me like the St. Paul area is infected with a case of ethnic sensitivity – a diagnosis confirmed by the district spokesperson.
Aka White People and White People things are bad!
She explained to me that their schools include many, many cultures – students from around the world – including a very large Somali population.
That’s all well and good, but the children live in America now. They are presumably Americans. As such they and their families should be acclimating to the American way of life.
They no longer live in Somalia. They live in the United States. And in the United States we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day and Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Of course, there could be another reason behind the holiday ban.
Perhaps no one wanted to be Principal Masini’s Valentine. Or maybe Santa Claus left a lump of coal in his Christmas stocking? Or maybe, just maybe, he got the short end of the wishbone? (Todd Starnes and UK Daily Mail)
Or he’s your average 21st Century looned-out Liberal nutjob. 🙂