Pr. George’s School Cancels Immigration-Themed Skit amid Objections

Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, February 18, 2014

A classroom skit that third-graders were preparing to present in a Prince George’s County elementary school was canceled after a parent alerted school officials to material she thought was offensive to immigrants.

The short skit—titled “The Uninvited Guest”—tells a story about Uncle Sam and the people who are welcome at a party in his “Country Haven.” In a nod to the nation’s immigration debate, guests who have lived in the country all their lives and those who have visas are invited to attend, but the Uncle Sam character makes it clear that those who do not have visas—those who “sneak into” the party—are not welcome and must leave.

“Outsiders who pose a threat to the health or safety of my family aren’t welcome here,” Uncle Sam says, according to a classroom copy of the skit obtained by The Washington Post. Uncle Sam berates a visitor who comes in through a window, uninvited, telling him to go back to where he came from. “I don’t want any drug addicts or drug traffickers to come in either. No criminals. We have enough problems; we don’t need to invite more!”

The skit was part of a teacher’s social studies lesson plan on immigration in a county gifted-and-talented class, said a parent whose child is in the course, which is at a school inside the Capital Beltway. The parent, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect her child, said the teacher pulled the script from a Web site that provides educators with classroom ideas, work sheets and other supplemental materials.

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A skit that deals with immigration is particularly sensitive in Prince George’s, where more than 27 percent of the county’s students were born outside of the United States or have a language other than English spoken at home. The majority of the school system’s international students are Hispanic.

Gustavo Torres, the executive director of Casa of Maryland, a Latino and immigrant advocacy group, said the skit is offensive and unacceptable.

“The play is horrible. It is racist,” Torres said. He said he was grateful that the parent complained and is pleased that the school system responded appropriately, but “at the same time this was horrendous.”

[Editor's Note: 67.4 percent of the students in Prince George's County public schools are black; 22.6 percent are Hispanic.]

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  • Truthseeker

    Evidently, instilling in children the sense that it’s important to respect the law is going just a bit too far.

    • http://www.ambrosekane.com/ bluffcreek1967

      Precisely! Hell, you wouldn’t want the poor little squat-monsters to remain in the ‘shadows’ forever, would you? After all, they’ve got a whole lot of ‘family values’ to share with us gringos!

      • sbuffalonative

        Well, that’s why they do so poorly in school and in society. They’re ‘forced’ to live in the shadows. After amnesty, they’ll blossom like weeds.

        • 1stworlder

          Even 4th generation in the US Hispanics are far away from Asians and whites.

    • Long Live Dixie

      The problem with the immigration laws is that they encourage immigration, as long as a few simple procedures are followed. You hear all the time: “I am not against immigration. I am just against illegal immigration. I support the ones who immigrated legally.” Who cares if the people dispossessing us have followed the law in doing so or have not followed the law? The outcome is the same.

      • Who Me?

        You correct. But at least the immigration laws, IF FOLLOWED, could slow the flow a bit.

    • sbuffalonative

      The skit was part of a teacher’s social studies lesson plan on immigration in a county gifted-and-talented class…Gustavo Torres, the executive director of Casa of Maryland, a Latino and immigrant advocacy group, said the skit is offensive and unacceptable.

      Look at the people who organized this skit and the people who opposed it.

      We know whose agenda carries more weight.

      • Brian

        I’m surprised they even have a gifted-and-talent program there. Those things are notoriously disparate-impacty.

  • Puggg

    Looks like a wreck at the corner of black and hispanic.

    Is that how I’m supposed to say it?

  • Truth Teller

    Isn’t Prince George County a suburb inhabited by federal diversity hires? Let the blacks and browns destroy each other. It’s a real problem for teachers. They no longer teach math and facts. Instead they are supposed to be all creative and innovative. But when they do, someone always complains in this society of perpetually offended non Whites, White women and LGTGs.
    67 percent black? Gifted and talented? What does that mean, hey had to have an IQ of 90 to get in? Is this class able to read the script?

  • http://saboteur365.wordpress.com/ bigone4u

    Illegals are always stirring the pot. On the University of Texas at San Antonio campus, there is a giant, dominant statue of an illegal immigrant. It’s made the news before when conservative Mexican and other students demanded that the statue be taken down. The president, Ricardo Romo, said no, the statue stays. But sir, the students said, it glorifies lawbreaking. Romo, himself a product of illegal immigrants, would have none of it.

    Until these squat monsters are kicked out they will take over everything. And did I fail to mention the pedophilia scandal in Romo’s office? Either accept every form of degeneracy or take action. There is no middle ground.

  • dd121

    It’s offensive to me that the illegals are in my country. I wouldn’t be at all embarrassed to deport all 30 million of them, or whatever the number is.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      It’s offensive to me that there are 3rd world immigrants, legal or illegal, in any western country. Every single one of them should be sent back to wherever they came from.

    • Long Live Dixie

      According to the US census, 14.8% of the county is “non-Hispanic white”. I would guess that very few of the whites there have roots in Maryland or anywhere in Dixie. This might be a case where practically the entire county should be shown the door to Dixie.

  • thomas edward

    This is a picture of the “writer” of this putrid article. Who would’ve thunk it?

  • Greg Thomas

    This sounds like a great play! Why are we allowing illegal invaders and their advocates to tell us what is “offensive and acceptable?”

  • IstvanIN

    “And I, for one, welcome our new ant overlords”.
    Suns it up, doesn’t it?

  • Spartacus

    “The skit was part of a teacher’s social studies lesson plan on immigration in a county gifted-and-talented class, ”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    So I take it they were all White ?

  • Greg Thomas

    “The majority of the school system’s international students are Hispanic.”

    Illegal invading mexicans are now called “international students.” The euphemisms
    never end with the illegal invader loving MSM.

  • Samuel_Morton

    “Gustavo Torres, the executive director of Casa of Maryland, a Latino and immigrant advocacy group, said the skit is offensive and unacceptable.”

    No borders for me, but not for thee:

    Mexico’s immigration laws state that illegal immigration into Mexico is a felony punishable by two years in prison, extensive fines, and deportation.

  • Truth Teller

    Spartucus
    The article says that 67 percent of the students in Prince George county are black. In that kind of school district is unlikely that there are many Whites in this class.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Mexicans are offended by the rule of law. I believe them, look at their awful country and how Mexicans operate when they make the decisions. Mexicans, their culture and disregard for mine offend me.

  • Who Me?

    This was a skit put on by third graders. How many people are going to attend besides the involved students and their immediate families? The students are in the gifted-and-talented program, I don’t think there would be many black and hispanic students or parents there to BE offended.

  • Who Me?

    “The play is horrible. It is racist,” Torres said.

    ________________________
    His name is Torres–what else would he say?