California School Changes Name of Art Class Because Letters are Racist

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San Diego Unified School District has decided to end its VAPA arts program because “acronyms are a symptom of white supremacy culture.” No, they are serious. Letters are racist.

VAPA stands for visual and performing arts, but it appears that the school system is now calling the name of the program racist because it is made up of letters. Because… letters are “a symptom of white supremacy culture,” it appears.

Per ABC 7:

The director of that department said, “We are prioritizing antiracist arts instruction in our work.” So they got rid of the acronym “VAPA,” which is short for visual and performing arts.

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From now on, they’ll simply be called SFUSD Arts Department.

In a letter, he explains that acronyms are a symptom of white supremacy culture.

“The use of so many acronyms within the educational field often tends to alienate those who may not speak English to understand the acronym,” he added.

That’s based on a 1999 paper written by author Tema Okun titled “White Supremacy Culture.” Okun told me that, “Our culture perpetuates racism when things continue to be written down in a certain way.”

This is all simply crazy. Business Insider reporter Josh Barro slammed the decision:

Here is a question… is the NAACP “white supremacist” because it is an organization named with initials? How about the NFL? Or the ACLU? Are all those racist groups?

This is how stupid liberalism is, folks.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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