According to Fox News Insider, an elementary school in Massachusetts has cancelled Halloween celebrations, and instead will celebrate “Black and Orange Spirit Day.”
Boyden Elementary School’s principal sent out a newsletter to parents to notify them of the change and informing them that the annual costume parade would not be taking place anymore.
The letter read, “The costume parade is out of our ordinary routine and can be difficult for many students,” It continued, “Also, the parade is not inclusive of all the students, and it is our goal each and every day to ensure all student’s individual differences are respected.”
On Friday, October 20, the school will have a Halloween party after school hours. But October 31 will be a “spirit day,” on which students can wear the colors black or orange, but not costumes.
Some parents are not happy about the changes to the Halloween festivities.
“We have numerous events at the school that are not ‘all inclusive,’ so if you cancel one event, you have to cancel them all,” parent Julie Rowre told Fox 25.
One parent said, “Put a costume on. Parade down the street. Let them have their little time,” they asked, “Why do you have to turn it into something political?”
“I think it’s a lot of political correctness,” a local resident said. “I think it’s a shame because Halloween is the funnest day of the year – next to Christmas – for children.”
What do you think? Have the social justice warriors took it too far? Is nothing off limits, not even holidays, for political correctness?
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