Happy Halloween Weekend

You know what? I don’t give a bat’s nether regions whether or not Halloween “marginalizes” anyone. It’s fun. It’s nostalgic. It’s at least a quasi-religious holiday that has special meaning to many. As such, it deserves respect. Halloween also has cultural connotations for certain ethnic groups and cultures. As such, it deserves respect–as much as Juneteenth, Ramadan, MLK Day, Cinco de Mayo, Chinese New Year, Diwali, and many other holidays, memorials, or celebrations. This, after all, is America, the melting pot of the world.

Nevertheless, at least one school in Seattle is full of spoil sports. Members of the staff decided to cancel Halloween, and ruin all the children’s fun, on the premise that the holiday is marginalizing for some, particularly Blacks and other children “of color”:

The ‘Racial Equity Team’ at Benjamin Elementary school in Seattle canceled the parade and said students cannot dress up in costumes this year. …

“There are numerous community and neighborhood events where students and families who wish to can celebrate Halloween,” a Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman said … “Historically, the Pumpkin Parade marginalizes students of color who do not celebrate the holiday. Specifically, these students have requested to be isolated on campus while the event took place.

“In alliance with SPS’s unwavering commitment to students of color, specifically African American males, the staff is committed to supplanting the Pumpkin Parade with more inclusive and educational opportunities during the school day,” the statement said.

Inclusive for whom? Exclusive for all the kids who want to celebrate Halloween, as most kids in this nation–no matter their race, color, or creed–have done for generations. 

Notice that the parade was already called the Pumpkin Parade, rather than the Halloween Parade. What made the Pumpkin Parade marginalizing?

The “marginalized” kids seem to have marginalized themselves, by choice, by request. Did those children demand that the parade be canceled altogether?

Why did the staff statement use such particular language, insisting that they are “committed to supplanting” Halloween?

Would they react the same way if children who are not Black refused to take part in MLK Day activities? Would they be similarly committed to supplanting that holiday so some children weren’t “marginalized?”

Why does this choice of words make them sound so vehement, so filled with hate for Halloween?

The spokesperson singled out “African American males.” What makes public school powers-that-be think that Black kids, particularly Black males, don’t have fun on Halloween and don’t want to celebrate it?

In the city where I live, Black kids are as enthusiastic as other kids about dressing up to go Trick or Treating on Halloween.

Ask those who hand out candy on Halloween if Black males and other children of color abstain from the festivities.

Ask retailers if there’s any difference in Halloween spending based upon race, with Black parents declining to buy candy or costumes for their kids.

Why must a small minority ruin the fun for the majority?

Is that what “diversity and inclusion” mean? If so, it’s hardly equitable.

Don’t like it? Then don’t take part. Seems simple.

It should be (it used to be) everyone’s prerogative in this nation to choose for themselves what to celebrate. Nobody should have the freedom to demand that other people not be allowed to choose to celebrate a holiday that’s been a tradition in their lives, especially one that’s so much fun and which, heretofore, has united children of all races, colors, and creeds in that fun.

What is wrong with these people?

If Charles Dickens were alive today, he’d probably write a Halloween story about these Halloween Scrooges.

Bah, humbug!!

Happy Halloween!

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122 responses to “Happy Halloween Weekend

  1. SURE.JOEY ….BOO-HOO BEAU !!! WAKE your COMO TOES UP
    WTP……LIVE HERE!!! STOP the GAMES !
    https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4008585/posts

  2. BLACK AZZ JOKER …U ARE the JOKE!!! GROW UP U PUNK THUG!!!!

    U WILL 4 EVER BE the SMALL POTATO !!! a re-JECT get IT???

    https://www.the-sun.com/sport/3969736/colin-kaepernick-nfl-draft-slavery-netflix/

    • Agree
      I think he deserves a raise! 🙂
      And a medal! 🎖🏆🏅

    • ^^^^ C O P Y – “R A T S ” !!!!! ^^^ What a BUNCH of LOONIES
      GO with the FLOW or shall We $AY $$$ DIRT POOR BRAINS!

    • That’s right. That’s today’s woke left. FIRE SOMEONE, ruin his life and his family’s, too, because he dared to jokingly make a joke at Biden’s expense, not to mention that he exercised HIS right to free speech, just as AOC and Pelosi and antifa and BLM do on a daily basis to applause and cheers from the LEFT and the media.

    • Can you believe that witch is Baaaaaack? Humma Wiener. She maybe could learn a thing or two from Kamala. GET LOST, imho. WHY is she crawling out of the woodwork again?

    • The newest caravan is approaching. Will the states and their people step up? I would love to see ordinary people stretch across the border and STOP this invasion.

  3. interesting

    • Has anyone signed up for the 90 day free trial? I was wondering if there’s a catch, like you have to give a credit card number and remember to cancel before they charge you after 90 days.

    • Whoa, baby! They’re going to have to make a meme for that so they don’t get censored or arrested for hate crimes. It’s true, though, isn’t it? Ask Willie. He knows.

  4. SEE IT SMELL IT KNOW the PAST HISTORY REHASHED OVER & OVER
    SHE WEARS it WELL .. WTP KNOW the TRUTH .. SLEEP Yo way UP! ^
    https://www.wnd.com/2021/11/kamala-smacked-sexually-suggestive-name-new-chant/

    • It seems astroturfed to me, just like the fake Nazis standing by the new VA governor’s bus.

      And also, don’t you think this new thing about QAnon followers believing that JFK Jr. is going to rise from the dead (or apparently dead) to run as VP with Trump is another DemoncRAT-astroturfed meme, like fake Nazis and “MAGA supporters” calling Kamala what she is?

      This is their response to the genuinely funny Let’s Go Brandon movement. THIS is not coming from Trump supporters. I guarantee you it’s just like the instigators on Jan. 6, et al.

  5. .. APOLOGIES ??? .. ha’ we don’t PAY $$$ U 4 APOLOGIES joey
    DOG DUNG that’s WHAT WTP GOT HANDED! B S SLEEPY JOE
    apology R 2 LATE … U DICK ! … LET TRUMP RUN the SHOW
    Take U & that good 4 Nothing WHORE OUT NOW ! & we EXCEPT!!!
    https://thetruedefender.com/bidens-dementia-signs-he-apologized-for-repeating-got-confused-and-repeated-himself/

    • Which may explain why McAuliffe was so HAPPY in defeat last night and why he went off stage talking about counting votes. He conceded, but so did Gore. They didn’t import Elias for no reason.

  6. watching the VA gov race feels like i’m waiting to hear if my daughter will be taught math or transgender hormone therapy

  7. Amazing lady.

    • Panic. I like the sound of that word. ALINSKY them. Keep them frantic. When they’re panicked, they make even more mistakes.

      So now Pelosi is allegedly going to jump in and “right” the party and “unify” them again.

      Will Americans be STUPID ENOUGH to buy their new line of B.S., when they PRETEND TO BE MODERATE AGAIN, and vote them into power for another 2-4 years, only to have to sit and watch them revert to form again?

      Will We the People be that stupid again? You cannot believe a word they say or a promise they make.

      NEVER, EVER vote for any DemoncRAT if you value our country.

      So no doubt pretend Republicans will be coming out of the woodwork next year. I read somewhere that all the DemoncRATS in one area ran as “conservatives” on the ballot. What a freaking bunch of scum these people are.

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