The educratic pontiffs of political correctness have spoken. Inclusiveness now requires excluding Santa Claus:
Officials in a taxpayer-funded suburban Portland school district have banned Santa Claus — and, it seems, any trace of the celebration of Christmas — because “images and artifacts” “like Santa Claus” create insufficiently “inclusive and welcoming spaces.”
Hillsboro school district human resources director Kona Lew-Williams sent a memo to school employees alleging that one or more people “have shared concerns about not feeling welcome at the Administration Center due to the images and artifacts present in our spaces.”
One or more people “have shared concern”? Wanna bet it is one? One loud mouth bully who the school should have told to get the heck over themselves. But, of course you are still
free not free to be part of the inclusion
“You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus,” the human resources director pontificates.
And what of being sensitive to those who celebrate Christmas? Should,’ inclusion be, dare I say inclusive? There is good news though. It seems the weasels have retreated once exposed
“We were NOT banning Santa, nor were we going to be the ‘decorations police’ and scold people if they happened to have decorations up that might be too Christmas-y,” Graser said, “unless they were totally over the top.”
See how easily these bullies are thwarted.