Washington state high school cancels 9/11 football tribute over possible offense concerns

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A Washington state high school reportedly called off a student-led tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks after an unnamed staffer said the commemoration could “unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently,” according to a report.

The students at Eastlake High School in Sammamish wanted to coordinate the audience to wear red, white, and blue at a patriotic-themed football game but were reportedly blocked, according to Jason Rantz, a radio host on KTTH 770/94.5FM.

A student told Rantz that the unnamed staffer told him the “red, white, and blue was going to be seen as racially insensitive and may affect people in a way that we will not understand and for that reason that we were to change our theme.”

This is an absolute disgrace and who ever made this decision should be reprimanded or fired. September 11th affected everyone and unless you are in terrorist group it’s not racially insensitive. And how about the way the day affected people the way we “do” understand.   Once again, we have put wokeness above history. In the terms of removing civil war statues the debate can be made why they should be or not be removed and interpretation can be made of the thought of the people that put the statues there at that time.

9/11 was twenty years ago and those that perished were all races and religions and were all Americans. That day affected all of us and the rallying cry since then has been “Never Forget”

 The high school kids at this game were not born when this tragedy struck our country and do not realize the heartbreak and sorrow we suffered as a country during those dark days. As heartbreaking as it was, it united us as a country and we grieved as a country and we vowed to make the villains pay for this as a country. 

This generation need to know what happened and what we experienced as a country that day just as generations after Pearl Harbor know the impact of that fateful day as well.

A major concern is that many of our schools do not have this in their curriculum. In the September 12th addition of the New York Post, Anrea Peyser wrote an article in regard to this. She revealed that only 14 states have mandated classroom instruction about the terror attacks of 9/11. Some of the states that have not mandated it is New Jersey who lost many in the attacks and Pennsylvania where one of the jets crashed that day. The article also showed a survey. In a 2017 analysis of high school social studies classes in the 50 states and the district of Columbia it found twenty-six specifically mentioned the 9/11 attacks, nine obliquely mentioned terrorism or the war on terror, and sixteen didn’t mention the sept 11 atrocities at all. It is amazing and disquieting that schools are willing to push the divisive critical race theory then the tragedy of September 11th that affected everybody and united us all. We can not afford kids not born on that date to stare blankly at the mention of 9/11. We owe it to those who perished that day to never forget and we are obligated to them to make sure that generations to come never forget either. We discuss this live this September twenty first on Davin’s den 6:30-9:30 est. go to davinsden.com and click live broad cast or go to our Davin’s Den Facebook page and watch us live.              

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