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
There’s more to this story. But, why is it that here in America, celebrating America is offensive? What is it about displaying the American flag that makes people’s blood boil? Why is it that we can have gay pride and we can proudly fly the Mexican flag, but flying the American flag and celebrating this great country that the world is flocking to is something we should comdemn? Whatever happened to having pride in this great country America?