I guess we can chalk up another win for political correctness. Seth Boyden Elementary School in Maplewood, NJ has decided to cancel all Halloween festivities over diversity concerns:
“In the past, in-school celebrations of Halloween have made many of our students feel left out … (and as) a result, after careful consultation and deliberation, we have decided not to hold in-school Halloween activities.”
99% of the time these PC bans are the result of a few if not one person or family complaining. When did the needs of the few or the one outweigh the needs of the many?
Political correctness is a cancer systematically destroying America. How many of you out there remember dressing up for Halloween when you went to school where there were some kids who didn’t dress up? Did they break down and cry, throw tantrums? No! But today we all have to be sensitive to how others feel and cancel celebrations and tradition so as not to offend a minority who choose not to attend.
This country is crazy, people need to stand up and say enough!
N.J. school nixes Halloween celebrations, cites diversity
Maplewood – Halloween should be celebrated at home, not at school.
That was the message one New Jersey elementary school sent to parents last week as a reminder that students will not be having Halloween parties at school. In a letter home to parents on Oct. 12, Seth Boyden Elementary School Principal Mark Quiles, and PTA Co-Presidents Amelia Riekenberg and Donna Upton, said the school’s diversity prompted the Halloween celebration decision.
“One of the strengths of Seth Boyden is that we are such a diverse community, with many cultures represented, and that we truly value each one,” they wrote in the note.
“In the past, in-school celebrations of Halloween have made many of our students feel left out… (and as) a result, after careful consultation and deliberation, we have decided not to hold in-school Halloween activities.”
According to the letter, about 20 percent of the school’s student body did not participate in last year’s celebrations, either while they were at school or by choosing to stay home on Halloween.
According to Suzanne Turner, spokeswoman for the South Orange-Maplewood School District, the policy will not extend to other schools in the district, or to other holiday celebrations at Seth Boyden. There had been no plans to celebrate Halloween at the school this year, the note was just sent home “to avoid confusion,” she said…read more