A Massachusetts high school made headlines after it canceled a patriotic-themed “USA Day” from its Spirit Week festivities in advance of the annual Thanksgiving football game.
In just the latest example of how the radical left’s anti-Americanism has taken root in the nation’s educational system, Wellesley High School’s faculty refused to permit the honoring of the USA because it was allegedly divisive and could result in some people having their feelings hurt.
According to a local Boston area media outlet report, the day was dropped because the school wanted to “avoid politics” and was replaced by Fitness Friday although Wellesley’s patriotism police were charitable enough to permit students to still wear their red, white, and blue apparel if they desired.
#WATCH: ‘I think it’s absurd… sad and depressing.’
Parents, students spoke out on a day that was planned as USA themed— until Wellesley High cancelled fearing it was too ‘politicized’
— Daniel Coates (@danielcoates_25) November 17, 2023
“The administration was not going to let this happen,” said Olivia Spagnuolo, a member of Wellesley’s Student Unification Program that annually comes up with the daily themes which this year also included Tropical Tuesday and Wild West Wednesday.
“It wasn’t a topic for discussion,” she said, adding “They said it was not allowed because it separated people at the school.”
Jamie Chisum, Wellesley High School’s principal explained the decision to scrub “USA Day” from the week’s calendar.
“The high school Administration decided not to go forward with that spirit theme because it felt really different than the other themes kids came up with for the week. We felt that the topic has been politicized beyond our school and we wanted to avoid politics. We’ve had Mismatch Monday, Tropical Tuesday, Western Wednesday, Team Jersey Thursday and today was Fitness Friday. Monday is Monochrome Monday and Tuesday is Pajama day. Spirit Week is intended to be a light and fun way for our students to get excited about our pep rally and Thanksgiving Day football game,” Chisum said in a letter to the community.
Wellesley’s move sparked outrage on social media, with users on X, formerly Twitter, blasting the school’s decision.
You know some purple hair Palestine flag waving commie teacher is responsible for this.
— RAYZA (@OccamsRayza) November 17, 2023
How is USA controversial? This is utter madness.
— Duxmoh827 (@Duxmoh827) November 18, 2023
What a disgrace.
— Paul Lynch (@paul_lynch) November 18, 2023
They apologize but still cancel America day. I bet they are all obese white women
— Ivan jakinov (@CChugler) November 19, 2023
Hamas-achusetts continues to get more disgraceful by the day.
— Mr. Irrelevant (@Mr_Irrelevent1) November 18, 2023
Apologies should not be accepted for egregious and anti-American conduct.
Let us not forget when voting for future school measures.
— OFFICIALTRIGASHES (@RealTrigAshes) November 18, 2023
What’s the opposite of avoiding controversy and politicization
— SweatJackson (@TimHunt09) November 17, 2023
“We acknowledge that the impact for some people has been just the opposite of our intention and that we have inadvertently politicized this activity. I am definitely sorry for any negative effect this has had on kids and families,” Chisum said in the letter.
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