Washington High School Ban Students’ 9/11 Tribute Fearing It Could Be ‘Racially Insensitive’

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Students were banned from wearing red, white and blue to a high school football game on Friday evening in honor of 9/11 victims.

The students from from Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Washington were told the reason why they could not wear patriotic-themed colors was because some might find it “racially insensitive”.

School officials said they did not want the red, white and blue display to “unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently.”

One student told KTTH radio station “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”

New York Post reports: The students had been promoting the event on social media, calling on attendees to “dress in your USA best.”

In an email sent to parents, Principal Chris Bede and Associate Principal Darcie Breynaert blamed the move on teachers — and insisted the reasoning had been explained to students.

“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,” the email continued

The school did not elaborate specifically on what offense could be caused.


    • Too many lazy parents send their kids to school to allow the system to raise their kids while they work. Having to work and being busy is not an excuse to allow that to happen.

      If someone is too busy to know what the school is teaching them they have no business having children,

      • Parents sign the ownership of their children over to the Vatican when they fill in their birth certificate People who are too trusting to bother and find out the laws don’t deserve to vote. That’s the view.

    • No The MORAL authority is the Pope. Parents by rule of law do not own their children They are legally responsible for paying their bills and feeding clothing housing a d sending them to school. That’s all By rule of law they are not their moral compass at all.

        • Fact is Oba told you it is the Pope who is your Moral Authority for rule by law In other words the Pope is the Law Not you The Pope rules lawyers courts cops and Constitutiins. And he is an ABSOLUTE MONARCH The strongest enemy of democracy possible. And Obama made him the law.

          • to me Democracy is the enemy. it is the worst form of government. Majority rule is not what you want to live under.
            We had a constitutional republic, which was pretty close to perfect, but to live under it successfully you need to have a majority of moral people.

  1. To be offended by the United States flag and what it stands for, while you live here, means you should find a new country. GTFO.

        • “America is our barracks “Sir Winston Churchill That’s reality. Your government is a corporation located in an independent city state that is not even part of the United States. It is rule by corporate law The Pope.

  2. The fact America kept England’s red white and blue proves more about 9/11 than anything “racist”. Colours mean EVERYTHING as symbolism.

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