Columbus Day is a no-no and "be careful" around Thanksgiving, says Anne Foley, the principal at Kennedy School in Somerville, Massacusetts:
"When we were young we might have been able to claim ignorance of the atrocities that Christopher Columbus committed against the indigenous peoples," Kennedy School Principal Anne Foley wrote.
"We can no longer do so. For many of us and our students celebrating this particular person is an insult and a slight to the people he annihilated. On the same lines, we need to be careful around the Thanksgiving Day time as well."
Teachers have already been told not to let students dress up for Halloween.
Parents told MyFoxBoston that they felt the principal was overreacting.
"My kids were brought up with Halloween and whatever have you. She has no right to tell these kids they can't have it," one woman told the station.
"The children, they need to express themselves and be children. Don't take holidays and fun time away from them. They have so much homework. They don't have enough play time," another said.
Superintendant Tony Pierantozzi told The Herald that Halloween is "problematic" because of connections to witchcraft.
"I don't think they should not be able to celebrate these holidays I mean this country was formed with the idea that everything is a free country, and they should be able to celebrate these holidays," a Somerville woman told MyFoxBoston.
Not just a killjoy, but a moonbat killjoy. The real "atrocity" here is that Ms. Foley is allowed anywhere near impressionable kids. How about a little context? Some perspective?
No - better to indoctrinate kids in the Noam Chomsky school of American history rather than give a complete picture of Columbus, the pilgrims, and even witches.