Does anyone see the irony in this? In the town where the shot heard around the world will not allow an American Pride Dance?
Also isn't that just what America is --- a mix of nationalities? Why the heck doesn't the school know this? Wouldn't American Pride make sense to show all nationalities represented in the school? When race is America then?
Theme of Lexington High’s ‘American Pride’ Dance Changed for Excluding Other Nationalities
Carol Pilarski, assistant superintendent for Lexington Public Schools, told WHDH that officials wanted the dance to be more inclusive so students could represent their different nationalities.
Student Ethan Embry told WHDH he felt the decision was “ridiculous” and based on “hypersensitivity to being politically correct.”
Student Sneha Rao told WHDH, “People consider America to be a melting pot, so the fact that it was even considered offensive is what people are a little surprised about.”
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the 2012-2013 school year, there were 1,991 students enrolled at Lexington High — 59 percent were white, 29 percent were Asian/Pacific Islander, 5 percent were African-American, 4 were Hispanic, 0.1 were American Indian/Alaskan, and 3 percent of students were listed as “two or more races.”