The West Coast continues to live up to its reputation for being politically-correct to the point of unpatriotic, this time after a school canceled 9/11 memorial events due to the potential to “offend” some students.
When the student leaders of Eastlake High School in Sammamish promoted a Patriot’s Day theme at a football game at Memorial Stadium against Rainier Beach, the adults quickly put a lid on the idea.
NEW: Students were set to wear red, white & blue colors at their football game to honor the lives lost on 9/11.— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) September 12, 2021
But school staff pulled the plug.
The principal said it could “unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently.”https://t.co/lAcE5r7N7K
The initial plan to wear red, white and blue was nixed after school staff claimed the colors could “unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently.”
According to KTTH, an email discussing the issue was leaked to a local radio program.
“At this point, I was fairly upset and confused as to why the theme was changed so I went around asking students in our leadership,” one student told the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH. “They had explained that red, white, and blue was going to be seen as racially insensitive and may affect people in a way that we will not understand and for that reason that we were to change our theme.”
Principal Chris Bede gave a cookie-cutter statement to many inquiries.
“Our leadership teachers made this decision and explained it to students,” Bede wrote. “I know tomorrow is 9/11 and understand the sacrifice and values our flag represents, but I think they just did not want to unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently.”
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