You Can’t Celebrate America, School Says

Todd Starnes, Fox News, February 4, 2014

Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans.

“They said they didn’t want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants,” a 16-year-old member of the student council told me. “They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”

The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having a day to celebrate the United States during next week’s Winter Spirit Week. The young people pitched “’Merica Monday”–and invited their classmates to dress in patriotic colors. Their proposal was promptly shot down by administrators.

“They said they didn’t want to be exclusive to any other country,” a 17-year-old member of the student council told me.

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After the administrators rejected the day to celebrate America, the teenagers offered a compromise–“My Country Monday.”

“We opened it up to everyone–no matter what country you are from,” the 17-year-old student told me. “That got declined, too.”

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The irony, said the students, is that they are required to participate in Cinco de Mayo celebrations. One member of the student council pointed out the hypocrisy–and noted that students were not being forced to dress in red, white and blue for “’Merica Day.”

“We were confused why we couldn’t do one day that was for America,” the student told me.

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The principal at Fort Collins High School did not return my phone calls and neither did the assistant principal. A spokesperson for the Poudre School District sent me a statement acknowledging that they rejected the “’Merica Day” celebration.

“Building administration met with the students to discuss the inconsistency of this day versus the other planned theme days including PJ day and Twin day,” the statement read. “The students then suggested changing the first day to My Country Monday and administration agreed. This theme day allows students to showcase their pride in America and for international students, their country of origin.”

However, parents and students said that’s not accurate. They said My Country Monday was originally rejected last week and was only reinstated midday Monday–shortly after I called the school district and began making inquiries (a coincidence, I’m sure.)

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  • Greg Thomas

    Welcome to mexico.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Ejucayshun is White genocide.
      Nothing left but parasites above a few harried teachers. NOTHING.

      • MekongDelta69

        Hello – My name is MD69 and I’m AmRen’s unofficial ebonics translator. I’m here to correct your spelling and grammar (how ‘racist’ of me, I know).

        The word you are trying to spell is:
        eju-muh-kay-shun

        This has been brought to you as a public service announcement sponsored by the good people at AmRen. There is no charge for this service, however, I’m sure they will accept any donation you would care to make (in my name, of course).
        Nahmeen? Nahmsayin?

        • NeanderthalDNA

          Yo MD 6 2 da 9! Word up 2 dat an yo chill u beez crunk, nigga!

          Or I’d like to suggest an alternate, thanks to an old drill sarge of mine…

          EjumuhGODDARNcayshun.

          He didn’t say “darn” by the way…lol…

          • MekongDelta69

            NO D.I. EVER said ‘darn’!

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Hello – My name is Sherman McCoy and I’m AmRen’s un-unofficial ebonics translator. I’m here to correct your spelling and grammar (how ‘racist’ of me, I know).

          It’s “Gnomesayin.”

          Gnomesayin’?

      • Berkeley Guy

        Today in lecture, Searle was talking about how Berkeley really isn’t diverse in the sense that Oxford was when he was there. He said they had everyone from communists to fascists all working under the same roof–and they got along well together because Searle argues that they are/were confident in their education system. Contrasting Berkeley, he said that Berkeley likes to represent different groups of people, but there really isn’t any diversity because most people think the same way. It was one of the rarest, uplifting few seconds I had in Berkeley in five years. Finally, a world-renowned philosopher was putting into words precisely the sentiments I have about Berkeley’s so-called ‘diversity.’ He also talked about how he had to vote for Reagan to get Carter out of office (he votes against and not for people). I believe he is what people would call ‘left-wing’ (I dislike the left/right spectrum analogy of politics), which shows that he has not been completely lopsided in his views.

        I understand what you are saying though. One instructor at the local CC teaching a philosophy course (German last name) told the class he prefers to be hard on white people and that he is on a committee to remove Eurocentric literature from that campus (I was also taking an intro to Anthro course there, and the instructor paused midsentence one time in lecture to say sorry that her power-point slide had “some white dude as a caveman, so I’ll get a new picture”).

  • All the while, we have to hear from immigration enthusiast RINOs that these people can be and actually want to be perfectly good Americans, or Amurrikans, or something like that.

    The school is 70% white, 22% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 3% black. It’s more white and less Hispanic than the Colorado statewide average. According to Great Schools, and I still say enjoy that while you still can because the DOJ is going to sue to get them to take down their race data.

  • Who Me?

    American students in Ft. Collins, Colorado, USA are not allowed to celebrate America. Is there any plainer way to say this is no longer our country?

    • Berkeley Guy

      I don’t understand the sentiment. Can’t they just celebrate it anyway? I mean what are the faculty going to do? Suspend them? It would seem that violates their rights unless there is a strict dress code, and we assume there isn’t because of the content of the article.

      • IstvanIN

        Suspend them. Fail them. Not let them graduate of in 12th grade. Make them repeat classes or entire grades. Write on their permanent record that they are anti-social to keep them out of post-secondary school. They have their tricks.

        • obot

          Two can play that game. They harass you, you make their lives a living hell and worse.

  • Dale McNamee

    Maybe it’s time for the the property taxpayers to revolt against the school boards and their “favored minority” ! No ‘America Day’ with shows of pride and patriotism ? NO CINCO DE MAYO celebrations !!! No Mexican flags,etc,,,at school. Celebrate it off-site…

    Is the school board elected ? Vote ’em out !

  • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

    I have always shunned Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and I lived in California where they have gone on longer than anywhere else. A monument to the Japanese tsunami is pretty silly, too (Oregon).

    • D.B. Cooper

      Get your act together man! Japan wants you to think it was a “tsunami”, but we know the truth!

      • Whiteplight sees the Emperor N

        Your “act” isn’t one that I would care to follow.

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Based on the down votes, I’m not sure the populace understood what you meant. I know I didn’t.

        • Bunky

          When Godzilla s–ts you best not be following bro.

    • Katherine McChesney

      California also observes Juneteenth.

  • MekongDelta69

    My suggestion is that, from now on, AmRen celebrate Malcolm XYZ day and drop all this other foolishness about White people and Traditional America and anything else which would make posters from other galaxies ‘uncomfortable.’

    You need to be more tolerant and diverse and incluuuuusive…

    • Critic_of_Leviathan

      “Do I really need a /sarc here?”

      Yes, for the AmRen fans from the African-American community, then maybe they’ll get it. That is, if they even know the meaning of the word “sarcasm.”

      Well, I’ve done my part in suggesting a more inclusive strategy for AmRen.

  • antiquesunlight

    This absolutely must stop.

  • D.B. Cooper

    WHO didn’t approve? These liberals like to hide behind the name of an organization, so they won’t be attacked directly.
    If you live near that area, go after their jobs.
    Have your kids dress in red, white, blue, stars and stripes, Liberty Bell, etc. on May 5.

    • Truthseeker

      Wasn’t there an incident somewhere where some kids tried that and got in trouble? I seem to recall reading that in some school the American kids were trying to counter all the Mexican pride on Cinco de Mayo by showing American pride, and they got in trouble for offending the Mexican kids.

      • Pro_Whitey

        You are correct, sir (or ma’am, as the case may be). Somewhere in California, the students were told to turn their American flag T shirts inside out or leave, so they left, then sued, but then the 9th Circuit decided that the school administrators had a rational basis of wanting to avoid potential violence from the browns. The same court that said it is impermissible for the Cali prison system to segregate prisoners by race in a lockdown, when there is clearly a rational basis for trying to avoid violence.

  • Druid

    Those school administrators should come here to the people’s republic of new jersey. They’d fit right in.

  • Spartacus

    I will repeat myself – Any White parent who sends their children to public school, especially in the US and western Europe, is no better than a pedophile .

    • NoMosqueHere

      If the public school is predominately white, then it’s ok to send your kids there. Many white areas have public schools that function well, particularly if the white parents keep on eye on the school administrators. Non americans should not be permitted to send their offspring to a white school. They and their offspring should be deported.

      • Spartacus

        It doesn’t matter if the school is White or not . The curiculuum is anti-White, the teachers are brainwashed cretins in the vast majority of cases, there is no reason to send them there .

        • NoMosqueHere

          If you’re spending $10 – $20k in real estate taxes (of which school taxes takes the lion’s share) every year, then you should expect to have a good public school. And brainwashed liberal cretins teach at tony private schools and even parochial schools, too.

          • Spartacus

            Then home-school. Homeschooling isn’t legal here in my country, but it’s what I intend to do for my own children when I have any.

          • Long Live Dixie

            What country are you from?

          • Spartacus

            Romania.

          • fuzzypook

            Will you be persecuted if you try to home school your children?

          • Spartacus

            No. But them equivaleting their studies, and having a diploma recognized by the state is a nightmare, and it can take up to several years .

          • I’m curious, is Romania drinking the progressive kool aid as much as Western Europe etc? I have this image in my head of Eastern European countries resisting the ‘new world’ propaganda thanks to what I hear Putin saying.
            But then I also read that Romania had some of the toughest Soviet era secret police, those types must surely still be in your countries bureaucracy, if they haven’t retired or died.

          • Spartacus

            Most people are indifferent to any political issues. Apart from monarchists, nationalists, religious fundamentalists, and a few commies here and there, no one believes in anything other than having money. Which is mainly a result of poverty, which is extreme in some places .

          • Thanks for your reply Spartacus.
            From reading a little bit about your monarchy stepping aside and then joining the allies in WW2 only to be handed over to Stalin(I may that wrong), I can image that your proud people must feel very betrayed by the decadent West. Communism seems to leave every country stripped bare, I’m yet to meet an person from a ex communist country who isn’t staunchly against collectivism.
            Poverty makes people hard, where as in the West we have the opposite problem, where we’ve become too fat, soft and comfortable (and feeling guilty for it).
            Coming from the birthplace of Vlad the Impaler is pretty cool, I always liked the Turkish Ambassadors refusing to remove their hats story. That’s from back in the days when we Whites had some backbone in defending our own cultural traditions hey.

          • Long Live Dixie

            Lol. A down vote for asking what country he’s from? It’s a tough audience around here.

          • NoMosqueHere

            Who the hell has time to home school? I don’t what life is like in Transylvania (it probably sucks), but here in the NYC metro area kids are expected to succeed in school. Teachers should be highly competent and lay off the political indoctrination. It’s not easy, believe me.

    • Long Live Dixie

      Think you’re exaggerating just a bit? Pedophiles are worthy of execution. Are you condemning nearly all white parents?

      • Spartacus

        Yes, I am. Sending them to these marxist indoctrination camps is inexcusable .

        • Long Live Dixie

          The alternatives are homeschooling which most parents are not able to do or spending a huge sum of money on private school which is just as liberal on race as the public schools.

          • Spartacus

            Home-schooling isn’t brain surgery… Most people could easily pull it off . I checked many sites online about home-schooling, and I’m pretty sure I could pull it off, so there’s no reason the rest of you couldn’t do the same.

          • Long Live Dixie

            Home schooling is a full-time job, just like being a teacher in a regular school is. As the kids get older it would also require a lot of knowledge in specialty subjects (e.g, foreign language, biology, chemistry, physics, geometry, and so on) and it would require equipment for some of those subjects.

            On top of that, you’re paying double. You pay for the public schools already in the form of taxes. Now, you have to pay for all the text books, the equipment, and possibly tutors in some of the specialty subjects.

            There’s also the social component for the child that is lost by not being around other kids.

          • Spartacus

            A regular teacher has dozens of pupils, you only have several . For the more complex subjects you can ask a friend or an aquaintance. Think about everyone you know – there has to be at least one or more people who are capable of teaching high-school level math or physics.

            The tax is worth it – you know your kid isn’t gonna be killed, beaten, raped, humiliated or brainwashed to end up like Amy Biehl.

            He can meet other kids in other ways….

          • Long Live Dixie

            You sound very young and idealistic. Let’s talk when you have kids.

          • It’s very difficult to achieve the economy of scale that a school offers. When I was young, my public high school (near Philly) had an IR spectrometer for the chemistry lab. To buy one today is at least $10K.

            Fortunately I can send my little one to good private schools, I guess parents who can do the moving bit to find good charter schools. Still the sciences are pretty universal: you just have to be careful watching the history classes and other liberal arts stuff.

          • IstvanIN

            Or pay for Catholic School, if you can afford it.

          • ShermanTMcCoy

            Even the private schools, catholic, lutheran, or otherwise have to teach the party line here in Germany.

            The muslim schools, however, don’t seem to be held to the same standards, from what I have been told.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Except that home schooling is illegal here in Germany. This means having to unteach the kids at the end of everyday.

      • Lagerstrom

        So you get home from work, put your feet up for a bit and then start your part-time job of ‘home un-schooling!’ I’ll be doing that in a couple of years time.

        • Who Me?

          Speaking from experience here. YES you have to “un-school” and then re-school your children at the end of the day! Each and every day. And, yes, I know all about being considered some kind of freak because I stayed home and raised my own children, rather than farm them out to some nanny, who incidentally would have cost the same amount that I would be bringing home by working.
          The kids get a HUGE amount of indoctrination at school and they learn practically nothing REAL.
          These things aren’t easy, but they are absolutely essential to rear intelligent, educated, employable, productive, happy White children.
          AND it can be done. My children are 37 and 32 now, and the proud parents of WHITE children of their own.

  • DaveMed

    A couple of months ago, this news would have made me boil over.

    But now, I realize that such incidents are exactly what the doctor ordered. As long as the facade of peacefully-coexisting multiculturalism existed, there was little chance Whites would wake up.

    As these stories increase in frequency and egregiousness, Whites will be forced to witness their own displacement, and realize that the America they loved is gone.

    Such confrontations are good – as long as we spread the news to all potential members of our cause.

    • bigone4u

      I think you have it right. The timing of this story is great, right as the Republicowards are considering amnesty. These incidents are capable of putting some steel in the backbones of cowardly whites.

  • Dave4088

    If you think things are bad now, just wait until whites are less than 50% of the general population and we have even less political power at the state and federal level. The powers that be tell us that racial diversity will truly blossom once whites are a minority, but only a fool or white liberal would believe that.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “You Can’t Celebrate America Anymore, School Says”

    What exactly is there to celebrate?

    • Long Live Dixie

      My sentiments exactly. The pro-American flag-wavers are celebrating the very thing that is destroying the white race.

      • RisingReich

        I’ve decided to fly the Betsy Ross flag both in protest of what the current one stands for and in rememberance of what the old one did.

  • Extropico

    I wonder if the article’s author feels any sense of betrayal when he looks at the Fox News website and see an icon for the Latino market segment with no other ethnicity explicitly so favored.

  • bigone4u

    Do not ever support raising taxes or a bond issue that will provide public schools with more money. They are top heavy with PC administrators who wish ill for your children and this country. DO NOT give them the money to do their dirty deeds.

  • dave

    Bye bye, Miss American pie. Drove my Prius to the leeve, but the leeve was dry. And them good ol Foreigners were smokin weed and rye singin’ this’ll be the day America died.

  • John K

    Most of those non-Americans should not be in the country, they offend me by being here. We should not be celebrating Mexico, South Africa, or any other third world cesspool in America.

  • Winston_Jack

    “My Country Monday.”
    Fine by me. My country is the future White Republic.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    You know, if my Grand Father were alive today to witness the constant attack upon the country and most importantly, the people of his country. Whom he and his buddies bled, and died for in WWII, it would break his heart. Denying children the right to celebrate the country and birth right that their Fathers & Mothers, Grand Fathers & Grand Mothers, Great Grand Fathers & Great Grand Mothers ect, ect. worked their hands to the bone to built. All while forcing them to celebrate the holiday of a people who have literally invaded our country 30 million deep is almost too much to believe. But it’s all true! Not only would this National Suicide/Mass Murder be completely unimaginable to my Grand Father and the men of his ilk. He would not tolerate this sugary talk of diversity and multiculturalism, no he would not kid himself as to seeing this as anything other than what it is, DISPOSSESSION!

    • Who Me?

      Are we related? Sounds like we had the same grandpa.

      • LIBERTYSINCURSION

        Could be? My Grand Father was an interstate truck driver after all, he got around. ; ) Where are you from?

        • Who Me?

          LOL! Guess not, no truck driving grandpa here. My grandpa was Texas born and bred, and grandma was from Oklahoma. However, they moved to Washington State shortly after my mother was born, so I’m a proud, White Washington native. How about everybody on here tell (in general terms) where they are, at least by state, nothing detailed.

  • Cecil Henry

    You see this is nothing but an invasion and parasitic exploitation of your country.

    Clear as day.

    Why are people so anti-white??

    AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY??

  • Ella

    “The irony, said the students, is that they are required to participate in Cinco de Mayo celebrations.” Okay, non problemo, just wear your Christopher Columbus, Amerigio or Viking shirt on Cinco de Mayo as other cultures have their explorations in the New World. That’s multiculturalism!

  • Who Me?

    Do you mean they put a bounty on the heads of Delbert “Shorty” Bolton’s alleged killers? (Surely not on old Shorty himself, since he was the victim.) I live in Washington State, not far from Spokane, and we never heard about this. Not surprised really.

  • MBlanc46

    If their being in America makes them uncomfortable, I’ve got a solution to their problem.

  • RisingReich

    This is further confirmation that no school district is safe from these moles.
    No matter how White and (quite frankly) being rather well-off, they still insist on anti White agendas. Disgusting. Scary.

  • bubo

    Cinco de Mayo isn’t even considered a real holiday in Mexico. It’s a holiday for Americans to drink beer and eat nachos, which I don’t need a holiday for.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    I’m considering on which day it would be best to mourn the Death of America. Perhaps the anniversary of the date the 1965 immigration legislation was passed? Or the passing of the civil rights act? Brown vs. the Board of Education?

  • Long Live Dixie

    It’s great that you’re able to make it work. I’m not anti-homeschooling at all. But I remember doing chemistry experiments, animal dissections, choir performances, group physical fitness activities, and so on in school. I don’t think most regular people have the means to make those things happen on their own. I know there are homeschool groups, but most of those appear to be dominated either by hippies, libertarians, or Christian fundamentalists.

    Learning physics, pre-calculus, or some of the other tougher subjects on Youtube doesn’t sound practical to me. A lot of people learn best by interacting with live people. I have taken a couple of courses online and found it extremely difficult to learn like that. The opportunities to work with other students or to ask the professor a question were lost. No study groups, no after class help, etc.

    Also, the classroom setting of high school prepares kids for college. I can’t imagine walking into college as an 18-year-old Freshman never having stepped foot in a classroom or institutional setting before. The first semester of college is tough enough without adding that to the mix.

    Bottom line: homeschooling works for some but not for others. I know you aren’t the one who said it, but the comment equating parents who send their kids to schools with child molesters is one of the most ridiculous I’ve read thus far on this site.

  • Thanks for that great advice.
    Even down here in the southern hemisphere when I was shopping around for a new school for my then five year old, I was lead into a classroom by the principle that had a huge display featuring Mandela, Malcolm X, Obama, MLK and JFK in a classroom full of little blond children.
    And then the teacher was bragging that some African cultural group(drums and dancing) that was booked in to perform in the next couple of days.
    And you’re right about the fellow parents tainting your kids peer group, most other parents we knew both worked full time to pay for their new plastic house and plastic car, instead getting some twenty year old (or sixty year old) who has all the right training (or should I say left training) to raise their kids, which is not cheap too. The only time the kids got to see their own parents during the week was when they were picked up around 6pm, in time to watch mom cook (or buy) dinner then off to bed.
    The parents would try to buy the kids love as a sort of trade off for never being there, which the kids never appreciated.
    I watched little tots calling their carers “mom” and then saw how ineffective these carers were roping in the violent older boys who were playing up. I get the impression that we’re raising a generation of abandoned (farmed out) materialistic little psychopaths too.
    My wife and I were made to feel like some sort of alternative lifestyle hippy types because we insisted on having a parent home with the kids during the day. We’ve since moved to rural community which is more ‘backwards’ in a good way.

  • Even the invaders/immigrants must think it strange that the host country doesn’t celebrate itself.
    If American celebrates all foreign countries and all foreign countries celebrate themselves, then who celebrates for America?
    No one.

    This is something don’t get from a immigrants perspective, is why go somewhere if you want to change it or don’t want to celebrate it.
    Isn’t this just going to lead to America balkanizing?

    Is that the plan maybe?
    What about “diversity being a strength” etc, if it makes the host invisible, how’s that make you stronger?
    In reality this is all about money only, we’re being sold a crock of manure playing on our sense of good will and fair play, to make us agree with ourselves being usurped.
    Frustrating to watch.

  • Whirlwinder

    The administrator’s Marxism is showing through. Allowing Mexican students to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, which is not a big deal in Mexico, and not allow American kids to celebrate any American holiday is stupidity on the part of school administration. There is a fool born every second.

  • Long Live Dixie

    As if “NOT being around other kids” is something to be mourned if it is “lost”??? Are you kidding??!
    No, I’m not kidding. Humans are social animals. Interaction with other kids is a fundamental part of being a kid.