‘American Pride’ Dance Will Go On at Lexington High

Kristi Palma, Boston, March 24, 2015

A high school dance will keep its “American Pride” theme after a debate over concerns that people of other nationalities might feel excluded, the school superintendent said Tuesday.

Assistant superintendent Carol Pilarski said in an interview with Boston’s WHDH that school advisors suggested students abandon their chosen “American pride” theme in favor of “maybe a national pride theme, so they could represent their individual nationalities. Maybe it should be more inclusive and it should be national pride.”

Students complained to WHDH, which quoted one student, Ethan Embry, calling the decision “ridiculous.”

The story gained widespread attention because of the idea that Lexington, known for the “shot heard ‘round the world” that began the Revolutionary War, would ever opt out of celebrating American pride.

But superintendent Paul Ash told Boston.com on Tuesday that as far as he knows, the theme was never officially changed. He said Lexington was “very proud of its history” and that administrators were “delighted” that students had chosen an American pride theme.

Still, he acknowledged a debate.

“There was discussion. I’m not going to deny that,” Ash said.

“Official policy is made by the high school principal. And she didn’t change it,” he added. “I talked to the high school principal and I believe her.”

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  • Oil Can Harry

    Yo dawg, patriotism be rayciss. Nome sane?

  • superlloyd

    If other nationalities feel excluded they can go back to their countries of origin and have their high school dances there. Such impudence from interlopers and guests.

    • libertarian1234

      Right on.

      And I wonder why these same authority types don’t think Gay Pride parades are not inclusive or black History Month, or Black Journalists of America, as well as Black Firefighters, or Cinco De Mayo……………. on and on and on?

    • Xerxes22

      They aren’t the ones complaining. It’s the PC crowd that is upset, the usual suspects.

      • TruthBeTold

        It’s just a game to provoke a response and keep YT on his toes and the organizers thought it would be easier to change the event than defend it (though it needed no defense).

  • Chip Carver

    The interlopers should be made to feel excluded. They should feel like such outsiders that their only way to regain a sense of peace is to flee the wicked land known as America.

  • Truthseeker

    Americans in America express pride in being American? How offensive!

  • BloodofAlbion75

    “people of other nationalities might feel excluded…”

    Who cares? If you weren’t born here and you think it is offensive that us native-born Americans take pride in the land of our birth,you can always leave this country and go back home where you belong!

    • Alexandra1973

      Since los mexicanos obviously don’t care about America, I wish they WOULD leave!

  • Jason Lewis

    If everyone is part of the “Melting Pot” why would anyone feel excluded? We’re also told that race is a social construct and America has no culture of it’s own so I’m confused who would be upset?

    • Zimriel

      The “Melting Pot” isn’t part of the American ideology; hasn’t been since I arrived here at – as it happens – Lexington, Massachusetts.

    • TruthBeTold

      The “Melting Pot” ended years ago. It’s now called “The Salad Bowl”; kind of mixed but still separate.

  • SentryattheGate

    The way the left has commandeered our language, I thought the “pride” was about homos!

  • David Ashton

    American Pride an Un-American Activity?

    • John Smith

      Only patriotic now if it involves queers.

  • Who Me?

    Okay, now I’m afraid to host a family reunion in the park this summer. Somebody totally unrelated might be offended at being excluded. (/sarc)
    IT’S THE SAME THING. .
    This mess isn’t even about race, it’s about nationality. Nobody even said people who are citizens of other countries couldn’t come to their dance.
    This is the sort of stuff, along with people being told they can’t wear patriotic clothing, or fly American flags that is signaling the death of this country. America is not dying, it is dead. This is just the vultures squabbling over the carcass.

    • TruthBeTold

      I’m afraid to say the word ‘picnic’ at work lest I be accused of talking about lynching blacks.

      • Who Me?

        I know that a few years ago the PC idiots came out with that idea about the word “picnic” but here is what even the uber PC Wikipedia has to say about it, In part:

        “The first usage of the word is traced to the 1692 edition of Tony Willis, Origines de la Langue Française, which mentions pique-nique as being of recent origin; it marks the first appearance of the word in print. The term was used to describe a group of people dining in a restaurant who brought their own wine.”
        Of course it is plain to see that the word “picnic” is in no way racist, but we both know that nobody is going to listen to anything either one of us says on the subject.

        • antiquesunlight

          I had no idea anyone thought “picnic” was racist. I’m going to start talking about how much I love picnics all the time.

          • Who Me?

            Oh yeah, somebody started that stupidity by saying that “picnic” meant “pick-a-n*****” because all the White folks would take their food to the park after church on Sunday, and then for the afternoon entertainment they would “pick-a-n*****” to lynch. As if White people had the inclination or the money to spare wasting a perfectly good piece of expensive, well trained farm equipment for a few minutes “enjoyment”.

          • John Smith

            Once again, some concepts and words just don’t translate from English to Ebonics. I think “work” might be another.

          • HE2

            Is this for real or just an amusing anecdote? Picnic implies eating lunch at the park after church, then lynching a pickan****?
            Go on. Whites do not lynch on the Sabbath. Everybody knows that.

        • Snazzy Snook

          I was told, it started in the south and meant “pick a Nig” (picnig)to hang in a tree while everyone had a festival with food and drink.. “Picnig” turned to picnic as people would say the words fast, it changed as a lot of words in the english language so often do/did..
          That’s the story I heard ..

          • Who Me?

            “Say the words fast”? This was supposedly in the south. People in the south don’t talk fast…

      • anony

        “Picnic” sounds a lot like “pickaninny”, better be careful. Am I being too niggardly?

        • Alexandra1973

          You got a chuckle out of me…and an up-vote.

        • dukem1

          “Niggardly” could be used to describe someone who doesn’t tip.

          • InAFreeCountry

            I delivered pizza to quite a few niggardly customers in my life.

          • anony

            We all know who’s notorious for not tipping.

          • anony

            And should be.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Assistant superintendent Carol Pilarski said in an interview with Boston’s WHDH that school advisors suggested students abandon their chosen “American pride”… it should be more inclusive and it should be national pride.

    The A(ss)t. superintendent is correct: Whites must be inclusive, diverse and multicultural – no culture is better than any another and all people are exactly the same.

    Traditional America is a racist, sexist, oppressive country and Whites have no reason or cause to celebrate slavery, colonialism and genocide. All White homelands must be eliminated due to past bad acts and accept mass 3rd world immigration until Whites are disappeared.

    If White Americans weren’t so racist and oppressive, crimes like this wouldn’t happen:

    Colombian refugee charged with sexually assaulting child

    March 24, 2015

    A man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl in a grocery store bathroom over the weekend was ordered held in jail Monday on $500,000 bail.

    Johnny Barreiro-Guerrero, 39, has been charged with felony sexual assault, felony assault on a minor and misdemeanor indecent exposure. Gallatin County Justice Court Judge Bryan Adams set Barreiro-Guerrero’s bail.

    The alleged victim, a 7-year-old girl, said that when she was in the bathroom, Barreiro-Guerrero kissed her, held her against a wall and touched her sexually. She said during the encounter, Barreiro-Guerrero also unzipped his pants and showed her his penis.

    At the store, officers contacted Barreiro-Guerrero, who matched the description given by the girl. Barreiro-Guerrero only speaks Spanish, so a translator assisted a detective during an interview.

    If the dance were about celebrating gays, transgenders, Somalis, black panthers or LaRaza, there would be NO problem.

  • TruthBeTold

    Still, he acknowledged a debate. “There was discussion. I’m not going to deny that,” Ash said.

    Let me guess. One person questioned the choice and the organizers folded like a bad hand.

  • LeonNJ

    And don’t you dare wear a shirt with an American flag on it when it’s Cinco de Mayo. I hear that the illegals in the class can get a little angry.

    • Alexandra1973

      Fourth of July, let’s all head down to Mexico with American flag shirts and whine if any greaserito is wearing a Mexican flag shirt.

  • Rodney S

    Thank god I went to high school in the early 1970’s. Tell those “mystery meat” immigrants to go celebrate their national pride in Guatemala or some other Third World hellhole.

  • Deacon Blue

    Can someone explain to me why this is news or even an issue. This is America.
    Having an American Pride event is not illegal or anti-American nor should it be considered
    offensive to anyone and if it is considered offensive? Stay home! Unreal!

    • Robb

      I live in the area and this is the first I have heard of it. Just your typical rabble-rousers stirring the pot.

  • UncleSham

    Notice that it was the students who voted for the American Pride theme and the administrators who tried to get them to change it.

    • John Smith

      Perhaps even in left-wing Taxachussetts, the locals are getting tired of all this anti-American crap.

    • WhiteVeinKratom

      There may be some hope for our young ones.

  • LiberalismFailed

    Who cares if people feel excluded? Their feelings don’t matter.

  • Charles Martel

    The only places they could go to find a better life where racist discriminatory nations with welfare.

  • rebelcelt

    A high school dance will keep its “American Pride” theme after a debate over concerns that people of other nationalities might feel excluded, the school superintendent said Tuesday.

    Ummm, then stay home, better yet go home.

  • NowhereTearsOfHonor

    Is it actually “non-Americans” who are complaining or their leftist enablers/puppet masters?