Just Days after the San Francisco Unified School District board (SFUSD) moved to rename 44 schools, including those named after Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson, because their namesakes were "inappropriate", the School District's art program decided to drop its former name, "VAPA," because.............."acronyms are a symptom of white supremacy culture." I shit you not.
As reported in the WFB, according to district art department director Sam Bass, the acronym, which stood for "visual and performing arts," could "alienate" non-native English speakers. Alienate???
The decision to change the art department's name was one of a handful of so called feel good antiracist measures the district voted to implement. The art department is working to prioritize "antiracist arts instruction." San Francisco school board president Gabriela López said the board is "committed" to dismantling "symbols of racism and White supremacy culture."
I spent most of my morning coffee time trying to rationalize this decision by the SFUSD to no avail. With two degrees in Music and having spent many hour in "visual and performing arts' departments in various schools of higher learning with students from around the world, I'm puzzled by how art of any kind, much less an acronym for a art curriculum could be offensive. My only conclusion is that this is nothing more but than continuing minority leftist anti-white bigotry parading as cultural enrichment. More bluntly, a cancerous pustule on America.
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