Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wyoming high school cancels 'America Day'

I thought people in Wyoming were smarter than this. Hopefully, they are and the person responsible will be fired. 
What’s the last place in the nation you’d expect a ban on patriotism? Well, a Wyoming high school canceled the school’s homecoming tradition of America Day for fear some kids might feel shut out.
Whaddaya know, seniors and juniors of Jackson Hole High School protested — then went ahead and cloaked themselves in American flags and stars and stripes anyway. Good on ya, kids.
Mike Hansen, the school’s activities director, said he wasn’t opposed to the students being patriotic. But a meeting with the student council had convinced him not all students felt American, and thus felt “targeted and singled out by this day.”
“We’re trying to balance many different things here,” he said. “We’re trying to be inclusive and safe, make everyone feel welcome.”

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