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What This Florida Principal Said About The Holocaust Is Appalling On So Many Levels

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A high school principal in Florida has been reassigned within his district just days after making a statement about not being able to say the Holocaust was a real, factual, historical event in an email to a concerned parent.

Anti-Semitism is becoming more common in modern-day America, a fact we’ve seen over and over again thanks to folks like Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, both of whom have made numerous hateful remarks against Jews and Israel in public with zero consequences.

Here’s more information via TheBlaze:

The Palm Beach Post reported Friday that Spanish River High School principal William Latson made controversial comments last year in email responses to an unnamed mother of a student at the school. According to the paper, the mother had reached out to Latson because she wanted to be assured that the Holocaust was taught to all students in accordance with Florida law.

In two emails published by the Post, Latson first informed the mother that “the curriculum is to be introduced but not forced upon individuals as we all have the same rights but not all the same beliefs.”

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After the mother asked Latson to clarify, Latson responded, “The clarification is that not everyone believes the Holocaust happened and you have your thoughts but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs.”

Latson explained that he has to be “politically neutral” on the issue, adding, “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee.”

So began a yearlong battle over the details of Holocaust curriculum at the school, and over the views of Latson, who first became principal at Spanish River in 2011.

After the news broke Friday, the story hit international channels and calls began to pour in for Latson to resign.

In an email to the Post, the principal said, “I regret that the verbiage I used when responding to an email message from a parent, one year ago, did not accurately reflect my professional and personal commitment to education all students about the atrocities of the Holocaust.”

Latson added, “It is critical that, as a society, we hold dear the memory of the victims and hold fast to our commitment to counter anti-Semitism.”

So it seems what the principal was trying to say was that he believed that he could not say the Holocaust was a factual, historical event — though he apparently believes it was — because other parents might get upset if he did. In other words, he needs to leave his own personal beliefs out of it and try to stay neutral to avoid offending people.

Granted, he shouldn’t have said what he said, nor should he have tried to play neutral, but it’s easy to understand why he might want to take that route. People are so hateful toward Jews today and political correctness is so rampant it’s hard to know what you can say without offending someone.

Truth be told, however, you cannot go through your daily life without ticking someone off. Especially in our very pansy culture today. Everyone is just looking for a reason to be angry with someone else. We forget other people are imperfect human beings just like we are.

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Regardless, this principal made the wrong choice and he’s clearly being dealt with for it. Now if we could just get someone, anyone, to hold Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, and Omar accountable for their racism and hatred, that would be great.

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