A Seattle elementary school has canceled its upcoming Halloween parade and will be banning students from dressing in costumes on October 31, claiming that the annual event ‘marginalizes’ students of color who administrators claim do not celebrate the holiday.

Officials at the Benjamin Franklin Day Elementary School have discussed axing the annual Pumpkin Parade for five years, but first notified parents about the unilateral decision to cancel it in an October 8 newsletter, according to The Jason Rantz Show on local news station KTTH Radio.

‘As a school with foundational beliefs around equity for our students and families, we are moving away from our traditional ‘Pumpkin Parade’ event and requesting that students do not come to school in costumes,’ reads the newsletter, seen by the radio host.

The school in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood annually invites students to dress in costume and march through the school with their peers as part of its Pumpkin Parade. 

However, it decided to cancel the event this year because it could be upsetting for children who can’t afford a Halloween costume and that the loud noise levels and crowds are triggering to some kids, according to the newsletter. 

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    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

  • We know who the real racist are and the media knows it

  • So under "Their Standards", celebrating the LBGTQ " Rainbow Day" is Racist against "Leprechauns?" I've seen those LBGTQs and trust me, they are Leprechauns and would fit well and unnoticed in Seattle.

    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

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    Lynn Bryant DeSpain

    • Problem is the demo-com (communist) idea of fairness is that, everyone is equally MISERABLE.
      Then again, the demo-coms have turned themselves into evil creatures that only thrive on chaos, turmoil and misery; even their own.

  • Again the schools are controlled by demoncrats

  • Just wait now they will call Santa Clause a racist because if don't agree with them then we are the racist how stupid can this people be they are the racist and its time to tell it to their face 

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