Skip to comments.Anaheim high school cancels events found to be demeaning (to Latinos)
Posted on 08/23/2012 12:43:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
"Seniores" and "Señoritas" events held at an Anaheim high school in which students dressed as gang members and a pregnant woman pushing a baby stroller have been canceled after officials concluded the activities were demeaning toward Latinos and their culture.
The events, which have been held for at least three years at Canyon High School, took place during senior activity week in June and were approved by campus administrators, according to school district officials.
The event was canceled after the Orange Unified School District launched an internal investigation in June in response to two complaints filed by former students.
"I conclude there was a lack of oversight/supervision and that the school administration should not have allowed this activity," Aileen M. Sterling, executive director of secondary education for the district, wrote in an Aug. 10 letter summarizing her inquiry.
"Even if strict guidelines were provided," Sterling said, "the result would still lead to hurtful and demeaning messages about the Mexican culture and to the students of the Mexican, Hispanic and Latino descent."
Former student Jared Garcia-Kessler, 19, who graduated last year, said he complained to a teacher in 2011 but decided to file a formal complaint after he learned the event was held again at the Anaheim Hills school.
"Enough was enough," Garcia-Kessler told The Times on Wednesday evening. "I was hurt."
In his complaint, Garcia-Kessler told officials that pictures of the event were featured in the school yearbook and posted on Facebook.
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Heaven forbid anything demean Lationos. Their precious self-image may be hurt.
So, I guess the kids can go home and watch My Big Redneck Wedding, or Redneck Vacation, or the tons of stuff that makes fun of white people.
The fact that these stereotypes exist, is indicative that there is a cultural problem. So, let’s point to a relatively benign group (Whites), who are America’s primary economic engine, primary defenders, primary wealth creators, primary innovators, primary employers and primary professional ethnic group - and insult them.
Ah, 2 of my rival High Schools. Glad I GTFO of Orange County when I did.
Of course, the feigned outrage and emotional distress! got to have that!
if the shoe fits....or something like that
Guy's a snob.
So they admit their culture is gangs? If they are admitting it, what is demeaning about the event? They should view it as celebrating their gang culture. Maybe even have "Gang Culture Pride Week."
Lol. I actually went to Canyon High For half a year.
Oh! You were hurt? Well, then, by all means, everyone should alter their behavior for you.
I don’t see where that would ever be appropriate. Maybe they could do a slave auction like they did in my day.