Just when you thought PC culture couldn’t get anymore absurd, Brooklyn’s PS 169 decided to throw a PC rager to close out the year. New principal Eujin Jaela Kim, who is only 33, mind you, decided to ban Christmas, Thanksgiving, and America from PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
From FOX News:
“We definitely can’t say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,” PTA President Mimi Ferrer said administrators told her. “No angels. We can’t even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David.”
Kim, 33, did not return a call or e-mail seeking comment.
A memo last month from assistant principal Jose Chaparro suggested a “harvest festival instead of Thanksgiving or a winter celebration instead of a Christmas party.” He urged staff to “be sensitive of the diversity of our families. Not all children celebrate the same holidays.”
Now I know what you’re thinking: throwing end of year ragers is a TFM, right? Well, not in this case. Students and teachers can no longer celebrate or display any imagery related to Santa, Jesus, or Thanksgiving, and no longer recite the pledge of allegiance.
Don’t get me wrong. I understand that not everyone celebrates Christmas and it’s worth respecting that, but how is Thanksgiving a holiday that’s potentially offensive to other religions? How is saying the Pledge of Allegiance offensive to anyone who, you know, lives in America? PS 169 took it so far that basic stars are outlawed because they could represent Christian or Jewish imagery.
PC principal: saving children from the horrors of turkey and national pride..
[via FOX News]
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