May’s Dubious Achievement Award goes to the co-parents at Albert McMahon Elementary School in Mission, B.C. who, in an effort to be more “inclusive and diverse”, recently embraced a scheme that does the exact opposite.
Parents received letters informing them that Grade 1 and 2 kids wouldn't be crafting gifts for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day this year but would instead celebrate what they called “non-traditional families” with neither a female-mother or a male-father.
A father posted the letter on Facebook which earned the school much ridicule on an international scale.
The school countered the bad PR, claiming that everyone had “misinterpreted” their intentions because apparently we can’t understand English.
In a CBC report chronicling the controversy, Angus Wilson, the superintendent of the district, said the letter was well-intended but poorly communicated.
Watch as I share their strange explanation and offer my own which is that the scheme was concocted by a committee of educrats of the sort who routinely convene meetings to devise solutions for problems that don’t exist.
We’ve all been down this road before when progressives rebrand holidays and special occasions to be “less offensive and more inclusive” whether it’s Halloween morphing into Black and Orange Day; St. Patrick’s Day becoming O’Green Day, and don’t even mention Christmas.
The ultimate irony is this ham-fisted social engineering intended to be inclusive of non-traditional families doesn't celebrate diversity at all but excludes the vast majority of families comprised of mothers and fathers who don’t look upon Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as shameful constructs.