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School's 'Seņiores and Seņoritas' day deemed offensive
Orange County Register ^ | Aug. 24, 2012 10:01 p.m | By FERMIN LEAL and DANIEL LANGHORNE

Posted on 08/25/2012 11:13:52 PM PDT by 11th_VA

ANAHEIM HILLS – Canyon High School will eliminate "Señiores and Señoritas Day," an event where students were encouraged to don Latino-themed attire, after several students this spring arrived to campus dressed as gang members, gardeners, border patrol agents and pregnant teens.

Orange Unified officials have announced they will also require the school's administrators and staff to take sensitivity training, and vow to better review student activities to ensure they aren't culturally insensitive.

These actions follow a district investigation into a complaint from a former student who called the "Señiores and Señoritas Day" racist and offensive to Latino students and their families. "It was determined some students dressed in stereotypical fashion which was not appropriate, and that the actions of these students were demeaning," Orange Unified Superintendent Michael Christensen said Thursday in a written statement. "The district is committed to working with staff and students of Canyon High School to ensure a positive school climate and culture in all school activities."

Canyon High held "Señiores and Señoritas Day" June 6 as part of the school's senior activity week. One boy dressed as a gardener, while another boy dressed as a pregnant girl pushing a baby stroller. Others dressed as gang members with bandanas and teardrop tattoo replicas. Some students wore plaid Pendleton shirts, ponchos, large sombreros and mustaches. A few students dressed as INS agents, walking around the campus "arresting Mexican students."

Several students chronicled the event through Facebook photos and postings. Students have described that those wearing the costumes came from different races and backgrounds.

"Señores and Señoritas Day" has been part of Senior Week for the past three years. The district began investigating in June after former student Jared Garcia-Kessler filed a complaint.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: hispanics; multiculturalism

1 posted on 08/25/2012 11:13:58 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

I admit.....I laughed.

Kid’s are starting to see through the bullcr*p and the school system (and Marxist culture) that tries to put everyone in a box—identity politics===to create factions and disunity (and hatred for the “others”.

We used to emphasize the American Spirit-—American heroes, the most perfect political documents ever written-—the Declaration and Constitution and Federalist papers-—and everyone UNDERSTOOD the meaning and intent of those documents.

Now kids aren’t even given knowledge of the geniuses of the past-—they read the irrational creepy thinking and art of degenerates who can’t hold a candle to the minds of the past-—esp. dead white males. Hmmmmmm, wonder WHY Marxists disparage the dead white males——BF Skinner psychology—to make kids “FEEL” bad if they are interested in such *racists* and *bigots* and *sexists*. As if all other cultures were “BETTER”. HA—there’s an idea for you and why ALL other cultures RAN and DIED trying to get HERE!!!! the land designed by a bunch of dead white males.

Why do you think the Marxist school system is trying to divide the kids instead of unite them under the American Flag and American Ideals-—far superior than any other culture because of God-Given Rights. We better put God BACK into the schools so we can teach the children WHERE their rights come from, so they don’t get the idea it comes from government (which is what these Godless schools are brainwashing kids to believe) .


2 posted on 08/25/2012 11:40:33 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: savagesusie

I’m still snickering (snort, snort) giggle ....


4 posted on 08/25/2012 11:45:19 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: 11th_VA
several students this spring arrived to campus dressed as gang members, gardeners, border patrol agents and pregnant teens.

Oh my. Bwahahaha!
5 posted on 08/25/2012 11:45:37 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: savagesusie
Kid’s are starting to see through the bullcr*p and the school system (and Marxist culture) that tries to put everyone in a box—identity politics===to create factions and disunity (and hatred for the “others”.

Isn't that where the whole high school expression "That's so gay" came from? 2% of the population takes over a word to run away from the words that already define them and find out the new words don't work any better.

A sad part of the Obama back-door Dream Act conniving is that all brown people with a spanish accent will now become suspect. When do they become special victims?

6 posted on 08/25/2012 11:46:40 PM PDT by Bernard (Let us all pray for Barack Obama. Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: 11th_VA

7 posted on 08/26/2012 12:28:56 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: savagesusie

“We’d better put God BACK in the schools so we can teach children WHERE their rights come from..’’ Amen. Chasing God out of the classroom sure didn’t usher in the Age of Reason.


8 posted on 08/26/2012 12:37:34 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Bernard

The real “victims” are always the minorities and poor—the programs end up making them dependent, and, psychological cripples; they believe that they are incapable of striving or getting things by merit and Virtue and competing. They end up not appreciating what they get—because they didn’t earn it.

“Gays” do degenerate things and older kids didn’t “fall” for it, until after the “Glee” agitprop and decades of Will and Grace.

It was always hard to teach kids that playing with fecal material was “good”. But now Jerry Brown has homosexuals teaching the Kindergarten kids about anal sex—and Heather has two Mommies-—and these children are too young to understand the absurd evil that the teachers are teaching-—and they will believe all the brainwashing, so they will form a homosexual worldview-—like the little sodomized boys in Afghanistan, that our troops are forced to “ignore” or like the Ancient Greeks and Romans, Samurai or SA Nazi Brownshirts——all homosexuals who used the boys for recreation and women were second class breeders.

Homosexual societies are extremely sexist and hateful and brutal-—because of the debasing of one’s body and that of others in such dysfunctional, filthy ways tends to make one particularly brutal.


9 posted on 08/26/2012 12:40:36 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Bernard

The real “victims” are always the minorities and poor—the programs end up making them dependent, and, psychological cripples; they believe that they are incapable of striving or getting things by merit and Virtue and competing. They end up not appreciating what they get—because they didn’t earn it.

“Gays” do degenerate things and older kids didn’t “fall” for it, until after the “Glee” agitprop and decades of Will and Grace.

It was always hard to teach kids that playing with fecal material was “good”. But now Jerry Brown has homosexuals teaching the Kindergarten kids about anal sex—and Heather has two Mommies-—and these children are too young to understand the absurd evil that the teachers are teaching-—and they will believe all the brainwashing, so they will form a homosexual worldview-—like the little sodomized boys in Afghanistan, that our troops are forced to “ignore” or like the Ancient Greeks and Romans, Samurai or SA Nazi Brownshirts——all homosexuals who used the boys for recreation and women were second class breeders.

Homosexual societies are extremely sexist and hateful and brutal-—because of the debasing of one’s body and that of others in such dysfunctional, filthy ways tends to make one particularly brutal.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 12:40:49 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: 11th_VA; All

Talk about insensitivity, they can’t even spell the guys term correctly. There is no “i” in the word.


11 posted on 08/26/2012 12:43:50 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: jmacusa

It was God (Christianity) which made The Age of Reason possible. Since the skeptic ideology (German Postmodernists/Marx) became the norm in Europe in the late 1800’s—they have tried to infect this nation with their anti-Christian Godlessness.

If they succeed-—we will be toast.


12 posted on 08/26/2012 12:46:48 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: 11th_VA
It was very offensive. It was demeaning to my culture, Garcia-Kessler said. The school set it up as a day to celebrate Mexican culture, but some students thought it would be funny to go over the top. I just thought enough was enough.

Enough IS enough peckerhead! We can't even bring U. S. Flags to school, and you think you've got it bad?

It goes both ways ace, and we've had enough too. You can take that to the Matriculation Counselar's office.

13 posted on 08/26/2012 1:21:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“It was demeaning to my culture”

It’s sad that demeaning white christian Western culture is the thing to do in America now.


14 posted on 08/26/2012 2:11:40 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: MikeSteelBe
Facebook post from a parent quoted in the article:

Joie Rodriguez Smith · Anaheim, California

While I was quoted correctly, the reporter failed to mention that I am a Mexican woman who is proud of my heritage and I was not offended by this senior activity in any way, nor were my children. The costumes that some of the kids wore were may have been a little over the top but it was all in fun and there wasn't any racism or hate implied. They are teenagers having fun celebrating their last week of high school and I am saddened that my daughter will not be able to participate in this activity because the school is now so worried about being politically correct that they have forgotten what it's like to be young, fearless, and fun.

15 posted on 08/26/2012 2:27:31 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: 11th_VA

” they have forgotten what it’s like to be young, fearless, and fun. “

Not forgotten - it’s the antithesis of the Liberal Ideal Sheeple — ‘Infantile, terrified, and victimized’....


16 posted on 08/26/2012 2:50:55 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: savagesusie

I almost fell out of my chair laughing at this one. I wondered how many showed up with leaf blowers.


17 posted on 08/26/2012 4:01:10 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tzar

It’s getting to the point where no one is telling the truth but the stand up comics.


18 posted on 08/26/2012 5:52:08 AM PDT by Spok
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To: savagesusie

“and amigos forever we’ll be!”


19 posted on 08/26/2012 5:56:35 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: 11th_VA
the school is now so worried about being politically correct that they have forgotten what it's like to be young, fearless, and fun

What incredible wisdom!

20 posted on 08/26/2012 5:58:30 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: 11th_VA

Damn kids. First they see an obvious truth, then expect to enjoy First Amendment Rights in expressing it. What do they think this is, a free country?


21 posted on 08/26/2012 5:59:02 AM PDT by Spok
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To: 11th_VA

Now that’s funny, I don’t care who you are!


22 posted on 08/26/2012 6:07:15 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 11th_VA

Very funny. However, the only place that this should take place is in Spanish Class. We had a day where we brought in Spanish/Mexican Food to share with the class. We did not wear any costumes or anything like that but the class was a lot of fun as we ate and spoke some Spanish we learned.


23 posted on 08/26/2012 6:35:35 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: 11th_VA
The kids know whats going on around them and reflected it in their costumes. Now they are getting a good lesson in free speech and the oppression of tyrannical government.
24 posted on 08/26/2012 6:43:14 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: savagesusie

Yes, the infamous ‘’Frankfurt School’’.


25 posted on 08/26/2012 7:52:15 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: 11th_VA
the kids dressed like what the see everyday... what did they expect, dressed like doctors and lawyers???
26 posted on 08/26/2012 7:54:56 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 11th_VA
after several students this spring arrived to campus dressed as gang members, gardeners, border patrol agents and pregnant teens.

lol...if I had to guess I would say that this is what happened: In the name of diversity the school instituted this day. I'm betting that they promoted and upheld the values of other cultures and downplayed and assaulted American values.

Well kids being kids and teenagers being rebellious this was the natural result...it is kind of funny but it wouldn't have happened if the school was TRULY color blinded and promoted America as it used to be...a melting pot where all could blend together as Americans.

27 posted on 08/26/2012 7:58:48 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: MikeSteelBe

Exactly! It’s okay if our schools in Los Angeles are bursting at the seams with foreign nationals, but don’t dare allude to the idiocy of this on campus, or you’re the racist.

100 thousand people on the streets waving Mexican flags, not a single U. S. flag in sight, not insulting. A U. S. flag at school, a major felony. “It could incite a riot.”

And as for the Christian thing, practitioners are public enemy number one on school campuses these days. “Don’t you dare bring a Bible to school. Don’t you dare turn in a paper with the name Jesus on it.”

Up is down. Down is up...


29 posted on 08/26/2012 10:32:25 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: Venturer

I am still laughing from your comment..........what have our schools become? All sane people HAVE to remove the unconstitutional, EVIL, public school system. Parents need ALL control over the education of their children—so children will become adults who can actually “Think” with logic and reason and avoid “group think” that is being programmed into them to destroy individuality (rights).

It is amazing that some of these students after years of brainwashing and MSM agitprop can actually see through the stupidity of the intellectual Marxists. It has to be some “Truth” filtering through.

I see God everyday!!!!


30 posted on 08/26/2012 12:19:26 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Up is down. Down is up...”

Just as the Bible predicted.


31 posted on 08/27/2012 4:11:31 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: 11th_VA

We need to stop giving the easily-offended a veto on what we are allowed to say and do.


32 posted on 08/27/2012 4:16:34 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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