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July 8, 2019

This is stunning. Public school students deliberately being kept ignorant of the holocaust.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Education, Fascism, Harm, Hate, History, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 06:26

Is this an attempt to increase fascism by not letting young people know what happened in the past.  Why are they allowing deniers of history dictate this policy?   This smacks of anti-antisemitism to me.   Why are public schools becoming place of not learning, of place where history and science are debatable as not facts?   We better correct this fast.   Hugs

Florida Principal to Parent: “Not Everyone Believes the Holocaust Happened”

The principal at Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida told a parent the school couldn’t teach kids more about the Holocaust because, as a public school, they had to remain “neutral” on political issues.

As if the Holocaust was up for debate and not a historical fact.

… As far as holocaust studies and the curriculum it can be dealt with in a variety of ways. The curriculum is to be introduced but not forced upon individuals as we all have the same rights but not all the same beliefs

So Holocaust denial needs to be respected…? Is this how they deal with evolution and climate change, too?!

“Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened,” he wrote, according to email records obtained by The Palm Beach Post through a public records request. “And you have your thoughts, but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs.”

He went on to say that as an educator he had “the role to be politically neutral but support all groups in the school.”

I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” Latson wrote.

 The school district did nothing to seriously admonish Latson and they didn’t put in any reforms to prevent Holocaust denialism from taking hold.

He was still reluctant to treat the Holocaust with the seriousness it deserves when he met with the parent (and another mother) weeks after that email exchange. While he insisted the Holocaust was taught in school, he wouldn’t require teachers to document their lessons and readings. Nor would he definitively say the event was real.

To question the Holocaust is to deny the Holocaust. The students need to be educated on it enough so that they never give the kind of response Latson did to this parent.

4 Comments »

  1. At the end of the war my wife’s Uncle was one of the first people to enter Belsen, ‘what never happened’ affected him profoundly to the end of his life. There were so many skeletal people sitting against the walls they didn’t think there was any life in there as no-one had come to greet the liberators.It was a shock to find some lived and hid from them.
    Hugs

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    Comment by davidprosser — July 8, 2019 @ 12:50

    • Hello David. I fear what will happen when the eye witnesses are no longer with us. I am stunned how fast the US went from fighting Nazis to many people wanting to be them. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — July 8, 2019 @ 14:58

  2. “So Holocaust denial needs to be respected…? Is this how they deal with evolution and climate change, too?!”
    Uh, yeah, they’ve been doing it with evolution for as long as evolution has been established enough to be taught in schools in the first place.

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    Comment by D.T. Nova — July 12, 2019 @ 16:59

    • Hello D.T. Nova. Yes just like they have done for decades to abortion rights and what they have now started doing to same sex marriage and LGBTQ rights. It is their playbook. When they can’t win and when others disagree with them, they resort to being sneaky and underhanded. What they can not accept is others have different views and want to live in different ways from them. Everyone MUST live by the rules of their god or else. How that is different from extremists Muslims they scream hate at is something I can not figure out. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — July 13, 2019 @ 17:53


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