A high school student is facing punishment for bringing a fruit basket to a gift exchange for band practice. It was a Halloween basket with coconut, pineapple, watermelon, and some candy. And this was in conservative Texas where they make a mountain out of every molehill.
One of the sponsors expressed concern over the gifts to school administrators. They said it was not good sportsmanship? HUHHHH??? The school said they will not tolerate “racial insensitivity.”
Oh I’m sorry, a coconut is white, pineapple is yellow, watermelon is green and pink, and candy is assortment. How can someone take food and make it racist? Guess kids shouldn’t go trick-or-treating this Halloween cause the candy might be racist! Oh my a sexist twizzler! The watermelon was racist fruit. Well, wait a minute! The coco”nut” could be too!
Assistant Superintendent Trey Kraemer wrote in a letter to parents that Summer Creek’s band members were “confused by the nature of the exchange.”
“Typically, these gifts contain snacks such as crackers, candy and popcorn that can be readily shared among students and eaten during the game,” he wrote.
Quite frankly, I take offense at the assistant superintendent’s use of the word ‘cracker.’ I prefer to be called a Saltine-American. LGBT students might take offense at a box of Fruity Pebbles. Hispanic band kids could take offense at being served salsa. And what greater insult is there than to serve lactose intolerant kids a bowl of Blue Bell Ice Cream?
These kids face suspension or getting kicked out of band! WHAT? Racially-charged…uhhhuh
But oh please let’s not offend. Tolerance for all, they say!
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