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Maryland high school alumni protest school district’s decision to ban anti-Trump posters

Friday, February 24, 2017 9:43
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The schools, the entertainment industry, the enemedia — they’re all ferociously politicized already, and relentless pump out an anti-Trump, anti-national security, anti-border control message. The Carroll County school district made one small decision against this stigmatizing and marginalizing of all but hard-Left viewpoints, and they’re facing protests. Do you think these alumni would be protesting about the freedom of speech if pro-Trump posters had been taken down? Of course they wouldn’t. They would have been cheering.

This is absurd. And it’s completely backward. “Both the Obama posters and the We the People series were designed by Shepard Fairey. Fairey told The Los Angeles Times last month that the imagery was ‘a pointed reference to people who have felt attacked by President-elect Donald Trump.’”

Yet we saw again and again that the attacks were faked, and meanwhile the left was growing increasingly violent and unhinged, and attacking Trump supporters. What does Shepard Fairey have to say about that? Nothing, of course.

An alumna wrote: “In light of the recent political environment, people have been hostile and often hateful toward those of opposing viewpoints…The act of banning the posters sends out a xenophobic message and shows that we are ashamed of our cultural diversity.”

Nonsense. It shows that the school district was trying to protect that one kind of diversity that the left hates: diversity of opinion.

“Zainab Chaudry of the Council on American-Islamic Relations also criticized the removal of the posters, saying in a statement that ‘forcing teachers to remove pro-diversity posters not only chills free speech in public schools, it also sends a hostile message to the student body that their differences are not valued, appreciated or celebrated.’”

Chilling free speech? That’s rich coming from Hamas-linked CAIR, which works ruthlessly to suppress the speech of anyone who speaks out against jihad terror and Sharia oppression.

“Westminster rally is latest push back against school decision ban on ‘We The People’ posters,” Baltimore Sun, February 24, 2017:

Westminster High School alumni are organizing a rally next week to protest a decision by Carroll County schools to remove posters from classrooms that officials said were political in nature.

They scheduled their Rally for Diversity for March 3 outside the county’s Board of Education — the latest protest after teachers at the high school were told last week to remove “We the People” posters they had hung in classrooms.

The posters depict Latina, Muslim and African-American women in the red, white and blue motif used in 2008 election posters for then-candidate Barack Obama.

Both the Obama posters and the We the People series were designed by Shepard Fairey. Fairey told The Los Angeles Times last month that the imagery was “a pointed reference to people who have felt attacked by President-elect Donald Trump.”

School officials said the posters violated policies that bar educators from taking political positions in the classroom.

Malarie Burgess, a 2004 Westminster High graduate, is helping to organize the rally.

“We think the school made a poor decision,” she said.

The decision has triggered vocal opposition. A GoFundMe campaign launched by another Westminster High alumna raised more than $5,000 for T-shirts bearing the “We The People” images.

Many students say they’ll wearing the shirts to school March 1. Doing so will not violate the school policy, officials said.

Sheena Patel, a senior at Westminster High, said the posters are not a message against Trump, but a statement that “diversity and multiculturalism should be embraced regardless of political party.”

“In light of the recent political environment, people have been hostile and often hateful toward those of opposing viewpoints,” Patel wrote in an email. “Rather than to divide, our aim is to emphasize the unity and humanity that we all share as inhabitants of this universe. The act of banning the posters sends out a xenophobic message and shows that we are ashamed of our cultural diversity.”

Zainab Chaudry of the Council on American-Islamic Relations also criticized the removal of the posters, saying in a statement that “forcing teachers to remove pro-diversity posters not only chills free speech in public schools, it also sends a hostile message to the student body that their differences are not valued, appreciated or celebrated.”…



Source: http://pamelageller.com/2017/02/maryland-school-posters.html/

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