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How is a Halloween Parade Not "Inclusive", please explain
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How is a Halloween Parade Not "Inclusive", please explain
A school in Massachusetts canceled a Halloween parade: HERE

The reason given by the principal was as follows:

Quote: "The costume parade is out of our ordinary routine and can be difficult for many students. Also, the parade is not inclusive of all the students and it is our goal each and every day to ensure all student's individual differences are respected."

Don't want to make too much about this because I really do not have a clue about what makes a Halloween parade non-inclusive and what 'inclusion' even looks like when you're basically excluding everyone. Also, it seems to me that when a kid wears the costume of his or her choice they are indeed expressing they individual differences. Maybe someone can explain this one to me.
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RE: How is a Halloween Parade Not "Inclusive", please explain
Jehovah's Witnesses kids don't get to do things like this. Not sure what this story is about, but my guess is that it has more to do with 'respecting the feelings' of kids from religious nuts' households than anything else.
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RE: How is a Halloween Parade Not "Inclusive", please explain
Can't help you, Chad.  They don't do a very good job of explaining their position.

This, however,


Quote:"I think it's a lot of political correctness," a Walpole woman said. "I think it's a shame because Halloween is the funnest day of the year -- next to Christmas -- for children."

suggests to me that some of the adults up there should never have been allowed to graduate from elementary school.

Most likely some moron wrote a letter to the school board complaining and they folded like a cheap camera.
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RE: How is a Halloween Parade Not "Inclusive", please explain
(October 23, 2017 at 2:49 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: A school in Massachusetts canceled a Halloween parade: HERE

The reason given by the principal was as follows:

Quote: "The costume parade is out of our ordinary routine and can be difficult for many students. Also, the parade is not inclusive of all the students and it is our goal each and every day to ensure all student's individual differences are respected."

Don't want to make too much about this because I really do not have a clue about what makes a Halloween parade non-inclusive and what 'inclusion' even looks like when you're basically excluding everyone. Also, it seems to me that when a kid wears the costume of his or her choice they are indeed expressing they individual differences. Maybe someone can explain this one to me.


Discriminatory to the wiccans perhaps?
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RE: How is a Halloween Parade Not "Inclusive", please explain
Considering their are groups who view Halloween in a negative light. And said movement has been growing this does not surprise me.
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RE: How is a Halloween Parade Not "Inclusive", please explain
I can think of at least two reasons off the top of my head. 

First is religious. My second ex refused to let my son dress up, trick or treat or attend any party that was called "Halloween" or anything even close. She sent him to "Harvest Festivals".

Second is monetary. Kids of families that can't afford costumes are marginalized.
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RE: How is a Halloween Parade Not "Inclusive", please explain
Quite a few popular costumes from the past have been deemed insensitive.

I recall a hobo costume I wore in 3rd grade (this would have been 1965 as I recollect) and that would be inappropriate.
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RE: How is a Halloween Parade Not "Inclusive", please explain
(October 23, 2017 at 9:19 pm)vorlon13 Wrote: Quite a few popular costumes from the past have been deemed insensitive.

I recall a hobo costume I wore in 3rd grade (this would have been 1965 as I recollect) and that would be inappropriate.

I dressed as a hobo one halloween, in the late eighties when I was a kid.
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RE: How is a Halloween Parade Not "Inclusive", please explain
(October 23, 2017 at 9:04 pm)mh.brewer Wrote: I can think of at least two reasons off the top of my head. 

First is religious. My second ex refused to let my son dress up, trick or treat or attend any party that was called "Halloween" or anything even close. She sent him to "Harvest Festivals".

Second is monetary. Kids of families that can't afford costumes are marginalized.

A kid could throw a sheet over his head and go as Jeff Sessions.  Costs next to nothing.
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RE: How is a Halloween Parade Not "Inclusive", please explain
(October 23, 2017 at 9:20 pm)Lutrinae Wrote:
(October 23, 2017 at 9:19 pm)vorlon13 Wrote: Quite a few popular costumes from the past have been deemed insensitive.

I recall a hobo costume I wore in 3rd grade (this would have been 1965 as I recollect) and that would be inappropriate.

I dressed as a hobo one halloween, in the late eighties when I was a kid.

I've seen a few hobo outfits here and there while taking my kid out to trick or treat.

As for the OP, I'm fully on board with schools not having Halloween or other holiday events during school hours. Sorry, people, I want my kid in school focusing on academics! The school year and school days are short enough as it is...she doesn't need to be messing around with social events instead of studying.

Most schools here have fall festivals right before Halloween - after school hours. Kids and their families can go if they choose (we do) and parade around in costumes, play games and eat candy. School hours need to be for reading, writing and 'rithemetic.

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