News, Washington State, 9/11 Anniversary

News, Washington State

Washington high school bans 9/11 tribute at football game

It was 'explained that red, white, and blue was going to be seen as racially insensitive,' one student said.

9/16/2021 11:29:00 PM

It was 'explained that red, white, and blue was going to be seen as racially insensitive,' one student said.

It was 'explained that red, white, and blue was going to be seen as racially insensitive,' one student said.

Students were reportedly upset about the theme cancelation and disagreed with the reasoning made behind the decision with one student saying,"I was fairly upset and confused as to why the theme was changed so I went around asking students in our leadership. They had explained that red, white, and blue was going to be seen as racially insensitive and may affect people in a way that we will not understand."

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"I have seen other [Lake Washington School District] football teams that held a flag or did some sort of memorial recognition towards 9/11, but apparently we weren't allowed to even wear USA colors," another student said.A staff member at Eastlake High School reportedly made the decision to cancel the themed 9/11 tribute at the game, claiming that the theme colors could offend some students. Above, a person carries the American flag across the street from the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum on September 11 in New York City.

Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty ImagesAccording toThe Police Tribune, some students were upset and decided not to attend the game because of the theme cancelation.In a statement issued Monday, the school district superintendent Jon Holmen said that"there was no ill-intent" behind the cancellation. headtopics.com

"As we move forward, we will review the processes used to make such determinations, and ensure appropriate protocols are in place for similar decisions to be made in the future," Holmen said.Newsweek Read more: Newsweek »

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