(THE BLAZE) – A Seattle elementary school has canceled Halloween because the district said "students of color, specifically African American males" don't celebrate it, conservative radio host Jason Rantz of KTTH-AM reported.
Rantz said Benjamin Franklin Day Elementary historically has celebrated Halloween with activities such as a "Pumpkin Parade," during which students can wear costumes.
But he said school officials indicated in a Friday newsletter to parents that Halloween is over and done. "As a school with foundational beliefs around equity for our students and families, we are moving away from our traditional 'Pumpkin Parade' event and requesting that students do not come to school in costumes," the newsletter reads, according to Rantz.
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