Seattle Elementary School Bans Halloween Costumes

CBS Seattle, October 19, 2012

A Seattle school has banned students from celebrating a new holiday this year: Halloween.

Lafayette Elementary School has decided to not allow students to dress up in costume for Halloween this year. {snip}

The decision was first reported by the district (Seattle Public Schools) as being a preventative measure in the event that Halloween costumes could offend and upset students who come from other cultures. Dozens of parents complained to the school over the measure demanding a detailed explanation.

Lafayette’s principal, Shauna Heath, e-mailed media outlets, including The West Seattle Blog, arguing the decision was made because of the limited instructional time that falls on Halloween this year. Seattle Public Schools observe a half-day of instruction on Wednesday, October 31.


“I was just really sad and I had to fight back tears,” fourth-grader Leilani Nitkey told KCPQ-TV.

CBS affiliate KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reports the school announced it will be hosting a “Harvest Party” in lieu of a costume party.

One parent told The Seattle Time that earlier in the week a school vice principal told him the costumes were banned because observing Halloween might be offensive to some students, but the school said that wasn’t the case.


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  • We must completely destroy and dismantle OUR culture so that the IMMIGRANTS are not offended.   We have completely lost.  The immigrants have their own counties with their own cultures yet they chose to LEAVE THEM BEHIND.  All the world is mad.  I’m seriously considering quitting my job, selling my house and snowboarding for however long my money lasts me.  I figure by the time I run out everything will have gone to hell anyway. 

    • Up to my neck in CA

      I’ve been contemplating a similar scenario, involving beer and fishing.

      • IstvanIN

         At times I wish I was an orphan with no children or any family so I could do the same.  Unfortunately for those of us with kids and grand-kids the future can not be quite so carefree.

        • Persephone Gray

          Reminds me of that part of the New Testament scriptures speaking of “end times” which says “But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land… For behold, the days are coming when they will say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.”

          • RisingReich

            Much as probably anyone visits Amren for sunshine, I identify tremendously with all the above posts on many levels.  Have to say, though, “Heavy”.

            The world IS mad.  Those with children and families constantly worry for the future.

            The saddest thing, however is “Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.”  There’s something about that at a spiritual level, that is heartbreaking.

            I suppose the rate of decline and misery to come will be foretold by Nov 6, but only to some extent.

          • FourFooted_Messiah

             I had three kids, they`re adults now.

            It`s the thought of my great-granddaughters being forced into wearing burkhas so that their hair doesn`t offend Moslems that gives me the will to post on places like this.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

       I plan on hunting, fishing, and camping.

  • WrathofWotan

    Ahem, the third world is that way. See ya!

  • GB101

    Sometimes I think Amren makes this stuff up.  It is just too crazy to  be true.  Who on earth are these imbeciles running our schools and colleges?  Airbrushing crosses from photos of football fans?  Halloween costumes may offend somebody?  Offend whom?  Don’t they think?  Don’t they have the ability to think?  Do they think that their mission on earth is to protect everybody everywhere save white Americans and Christians from being put in any situation that makes them the slightest bit uncomfortable, however trivial the matter?   

  • Jed Sant Devi

    This isn’t about protecting the feelings of those from other cultures (non Whites).

    This is about teaching Whites to first worry about offending those from other cultures (non Whites).

    The target is Whiteness, and when Whites worry about “the Other,” other than worry about it’s potential violence against us, then Whites are surrendering their White privilege through abandoning self assertion.

    White fears about “offending the Other” are doing our race more harm than organized Diversity does.  

    • Whites need to learn from “the Other[s].” They don’t give a s*** if they offend someone’s cultural sensitivities. Whites need to learn to do the same. Watch the “other[s]” and their nut-less white sidekicks do the same. They are cowards, and they view consideration and politeness as weakness. Like dumb animals, they only understand harshness.

  • IKantunderstand

    I seriously worry about you guys here at Amren. I think it’s been clear for quite awhile now, that the definition of  multiculturalism is: “whatever we,  as the ruling elites say it is; but you can bet your bottom dollar (wait a second, gotta check and make sure the use of the word ‘dollar’ isn’t being imperialistic and exclusionary- what? Oh, o.k.) we are changing “dollar” to “unit of currency you feel most comfortable with”.  Let’s see, where were we? Ah, yes, …”but you can bet your bottom unit of currency you feel most comfortable with that it does NOT include anything remotely resembling White Christian culture.” Any questions? Actually, we don’t CARE if you have any questions. Go pay your taxes and shut up. 

    • IstvanIN

       The non-whites are emboldened and supported by our elites.  Once you give them take a small unit of measure they will take a large unit of measure.

      • IKantunderstand


        • IstvanIN

           You are quite welcome.

      • IKantunderstand

        Um, IstvanIN,  You wrote to me “You are quite welcome”. Why didn’t that show up on the thread? What exactly are the rules? You can reply after a certain amount of time, and it shows up only in a person’s email? Holy Cow, I hope you get this response, because I would love some answers. OK, here’s what I’m really worried about, do you know how to contact me by email?

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      Techincally, Halloween isn`t even Christian (which is why some of the odder xtian cults have a problem with it.)  So why do the lefties have a problem with it … oh, it`s a white person thing.  I see.

      They even dis Pagans now, I guess.

  • Lord knows we sure wouldn’t want to offend some Somali kid by having some other kid show up in a pirate costume.

  • The__Bobster

    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (CBS) – Halloween is a little more than one week away, but students at Schuylkill Elementary School aren’t planning their classroom costumes.

    That’s because there won’t be a Halloween celebration here, or at the other two elementary schools in the Phoenixville School District.

    District officials sent a letter home to parents on Monday, reminding them of the decision they said was sent out in the “Welcome Back” letter in August.

  • bluffcreek1967

    I suppose it would have been really shocking to their senses had some of the children dressed in Muhammad costumes – complete with sword to cut off the heads of infidels. A little fake blood along the edge of the sword would have been really sweet! Or, some of the children could have dressed up as Mexican illegal immigrants or Mexican gangbangers, complete with bandana, fake tattoos and a can of spray-paint ready to write their “placa.” Or, some of the darlings could have dressed up like Black thugs, with their pants hanging to the ground and their boxer shorts visible for all to see. Perhaps the best would be a child or two appearing as a liberal multi-culturalist, ready to apologize for their “White privledge” to all the Blacks and Hispanics present. The little PC children, dressed as slovenly hippies, could hand out fake wads of cash to all the Blacks with the term “reparations” written on them. But of course the problem with this scenario is that the “costumes” outlined above would be the TRUTH, and not the usual Halloween that’s rooted in fiction and comic book stories.    

    • IKantunderstand

      I will not diminish this post by posting an LMAO.  I will proudly say: I am so seriously laughing my ass off, I wish I had thought of this response. KUDOS!

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      LOL!  See my previous post about dressing up as an Arab complete with sword, long before I knew what Muslims were about, and before they started moving to Canada (and the rest of the West) en masse.

      I like the idea of dressing up as a hippy and handing out Monopoly money, though.  I might do that next year.  😀

      I already have hippie hair, so I don`t need a wig. 😉

  • libertarian1234

    “Costumes could “offend and upset students who come from other cultures.”

    You mean the ones who dress in robes and carry a knife in their waist band?

    Or the ones who are dressed head to foot in a burqa with only their eyes peeking out?

    Or is it the ones with mandatory beards and turbins?

    Yes, I can well imagine that all of them would be terrified of a little ghost about 4 feet tall celebrating Holloween.

    The PC geeks just saved many of the above from being offended and/or having heart attacks due to the effiects of shock. 

    I wonder what the chances are of getting a law passed, making it legal to publicly hang PC academics for stupidity.  It would be really easy to prove in a court of law.

    • gemjunior

      I hope that sometime SOON in the dystopian present and future whites will wake up and decide to hang these PC academics with a huge sign ‘TRAITOR’ on it.  

      One of the worst things I forsee is that stupid whites with guilt problems dying to self-flagellate will immediately take this fabulous idea to show how multicultural  they are.  In spite of Halloween being a large part of any all-American childhood.  It’s amazing  how everything good can get ruined by these immigrants – but more guilty are the self-hating whites.  I wish we could string them up.

  • Diamond_Lil

    A Mexican high school senior (18 yrs-old)  related to me today about how he and his father loved going to go trick-or-treating at those houses that left candy out in a big bowl – they’d take it all.  He said, while laughing, that he and his father just took an entire beer-bucket-size full of candy last year in the early evening before the juvenile crowd rush and dumped it into the back of their truck.  (it’s just so easy to steal from the older whiteys.)  He added that he’s looking forward to next week’s haul too.

    Every year, I see Latino adults in their early and mid twenties begging for candy with a pillowcase (and not even wearing a costume).    Every year, my husband brings in a few of our scariest decorations at night, as I have caught the neighborhood diversity trying to steal it from our porch in the past.  Truly disgusting that diversity is ruining a fun time for children. 


    • IKantunderstand

      Diamond, I have some friends who now live in a diversified neighborhood. Sadly, for them, that means Moslems. I don’t know why schools eliminate Halloween celebrations, because clearly, these weirdo minorities they are so concerned about, are more than happy to show up at your house to obtain free Halloween candy. They don’t wear costumes,( unless you count the burqua), and the parents show up on your front porch as well. My friends, who used to love Halloween, no longer decorate, or give out candy. So, how’s that multiculturalism working for ya? Shut up and pay your taxes!!!!!

    • anarchyst

      When I lived in  an inner-ring suburb of Detroit, I reveled in discriminating against blacks.  Halloween was especially a good time to discriminate.  The
      younger the white kids, the more candy they got.  Blacks that frequented my doorstep were given (old) candy from last Halloween (only one piece each for
      the bantus).   The quizzical look from the bantus (when they saw white kids get MORE candy from a different bowl) was priceless.

  • Triarius

    The more I want the relocate to the White Northwest, the more I hear about this crap. Outside of San Fran, Washington and Oregon has to have the largest amount of libtards, communists, anarchists, etc.

    For those of you thinking that whites can carve out a territory out of the corpse of the US, it is the Midwest. Forget the “Left” Coast, Mexican Southwest, and the black Southeast and Atlantic.

    • US_Eurolad

      Stay off the coasts. Try Montana or Wyoming and see if even in 50 years you hear of something this ridiculous….

  • bubo

    I dislike these cowardly leftists the same as I dislike the bible thumping types that try to ban Halloween because “it’s evil.”   Just shut up, both of you.   It’s a kids holiday.  

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      It’s a holiday that was originally supposed to be about honouring the dead, and other denizens of “the other world”.

      Do you know why we dress up and give out treats?  Because the ghosts of the dead, the fae folk and whatever other nature spirits would leave you alone if you put out a bowl of milk for them and/or disguised yourself as one of them on Samhain, the time of year when the Veil between the worlds is thinnest. If you were a miserable bastard who didn’t put out milk, or dress up, such creatures would play tricks on you. Hence, Trick or Treat. Yes, it IS supposed to be a threat.

      While we’re all modern and sophisticated now, and don’t often believe in ghosts or fae, the tradition lives on.  At least, I hope it will, despite the forces rallying against it.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    When I was a kid I always liked the Mummy and the Ghost. Both were white. I never liked Dracula or Frankenstein because they were dark.  I must have been a subconscious raciss.

  • Defiant White

    Will they ban negroes too?

    A negro is much scarier than any goblin.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

       🙂  As a World of Warcraft Horde player, goblins don’t scare me.  I know that all I have to do is wave some cash in their faces, and they’ll do anything I ask of them.  😉

      • This is a message to you, but not just to you, it’s for everyone.

        We need to minimize the use of emoticons and juvenile acronyms. AR is not an IM chat for 13-year olds.

        • FourFooted_Messiah

          Thank you, I will try to remember not to use abbreviations that some may not understand.

          I only try to use emoticons when I think someone might misinterpret me when I`m being a bit playful.

          I am sorry if I offended. I truly do not want to be banned from posting here, and I appreciate your correction of my bad behaviour.

          • It’s not offensive, it’s just that adults reading adult material shouldn’t have to read emoticons and juvenile acronyms. And you’re far from the only AR regular who does it.

          • FourFooted_Messiah

            Well, I still apologize for violating this site`s culture.  Thank you for the education.

  • “Lafayette’s principal, Shauna Heath, e-mailed media outlets,…”

    I’ll bet anyone a bucket of KFC and a six pack of malt liquor Miss Shauna was an AA hire.

  • If they don’t want to be frightened by halloween they can stay the hell home under the bed.

  • je suis paganisme

    It is disheartening to see liberals close ranks with  Christians on the issue of Halloween.

    In my city, churches don’t like the traditional Halloween, and have a “Fall Festival.”

    In Seattle, liberals don’t like the traditional Halloween, and have . . . nothing.

    Ray Bradbury was a big believer in Halloween–he saw it as a tradition that emphasized neighborhood solidarity and a kind of gentle initiation into the mystery of death.   

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    THAT’S RIDICULOUS!   If the foreign kids don’t like it, too bad.  Halloween is kind of a North American thing, don’t take it away from us and our kids!

    I’m going partying tomorrow night as a Pandaren Monk! I’m 44, and really can’t wait! “Gimme beer before I kung-fu yer arse!”

  • FourFooted_Messiah

     Meh, he’s talking about the more extreme/weirder churches out there. There’s always a few weirdo extremists, like some idiot who wanted to change “Hello” to “Heaven-O”  because he didn’t understand the etymology behind the word, or morons like that one church that’s mostly all inbred family members, that carry anti-America placards and claim that everyone is going to Hell except for them.

    I don’t think there’s too many Anglicans or whatnot out there who are overly fussed over Halloween.

    • Halloween comes from “hallowed eve,” the eve to All (Catholic) Saints Day (November 1).

      • FourFooted_Messiah

         The name, yes.  The traditions. however, are celtic pagan.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

     Aw, it’s just one day.  We used to dress up every year at my public school, and it was tons of fun – even the teachers would get into the act, and we loved them for it.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

     I’ve always liked werewolves, even though most werewolf movies are unimaginative crap.  I used to run a tabletop RPG called Werewolf: the Apocalypse, though, that was quite original, imaginative, deep, and immersive.  So immersive, I got to write one of its supplements.  (Sorry to crow, but I do consider it my greatest achievement.  :/)  Underworld was OK, but was a loose ripoff of W:tA; I heard there was acutally a lawsuit about it, even though the only thing they had in common was a perpetual war between vampires and “lupines” – but the reasons for the war is very different between the two universes.

    But my fave haloween movies of all time is a double bill – “In the Mouth of Madness” and “Prince of Darkness”, where we get to see Alice Cooper impaling Boz from Riptide with a bicycle frame.  😀

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    I grew up in Windsor, Ontario, a fairly sizable city for Canada (205K-250K or so).  After about the age of five, we were left to trick-or-treat on our own, as long as we were with other kids.

    It was tons of fun, and I love giving out candy now, as a sort of pay-it-forward kind of deal.  It’s just too bad I never get the amount of kids I hope for (and normally, I don`t even like kids much, and want nothing to do with them.  But Halloween is Halloween.)

    My uncle was Canadian Air Force, and had to spend 6 months in Syria doing peacekeeping duty back in the 1970s.  One of the things he brought back for me was an authentic Arab headdress (not a turban – the black ring that holds the silk white towel in place.)  I was told only men were supposed to wear it.  So, I made it into a haloween costume.  I made a curvy sword out of cardboard and tinfoil, got my mom to buy me a big fake beard, and put it all together with a white bathrobe.  That costume was a big hit.  😀  I think I was all of 8 years old.  Ah, memories.  🙂

  • FourFooted_Messiah

     One of my best adult halloweens was spent alone, when my idiot ex (a horrible person overall, while he had some good points, his treating me like he owned me outweighed everything else in the end) was away doing some underhanded deal in another province.  We were living on an acreage north of the Peace River here in Alberta, so I lit a fire in the firepit on Halloween night. I just sat and enjoyed the bonfire, while listening to wolves howling back and forth with coyotes.    It was an almost magical evening, really.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

     Please share the title, I think I would like to read this.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

     I must say, those ARE very sharp uniforms.

    Perchance will you be posting any picsÉ

    Damn bilingual keyboard.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

       Thank you moderator, for fixing it before I bothered to reboot.  I feel really double shamed now.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    Meh, I already gave up.  I`m on a sort of pension, from the province.  I am no longer employable, because if a customer got angry to my face, I would try to cause them bodily harm without even thinking.  And if it were a Pakistani, I would attempt murder, because of an incident in 1998 where one attempted to terrorize me (this was the first step in my awakening.)

    As for hunting, I could never kill an animal.  I would hunt …. things I think deserve to die and I have never met a non-human mammal, repitle or avaian that deserved to die.