Chicago high school slammed for bending to woke mob after video of homecoming goes viral

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A Chicago Catholic non-public school has grow to be the latest to bend to the woke mob after being branded racist over a video displaying white college students refusing to dance to a Mexican nation music, when it was only one of many the youngsters did not like on the homecoming dance. 




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The video was taken on the Marist High School homecoming dance on October 9, the place college students refused to dance to Payaso de Rodeo, a 1997 music by the Mexican nation music group Caballo Dorado. 



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It was posted on social media by a scholar who mentioned it was proof of racism.   

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‘You ship us emails asking for footage of our households throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. You dangle up our banners of papel picado all through the school. If you’re keen on our meals, ethnic style, and power a lot… why do you resent us. How would you prefer it if we kneeled to your nation music?’ she mentioned. 



Her put up was subsequently widely-shared and unfold to different social media platforms, together with TikTok. 

But the DJ from the dance, mother and father on the school and the school itself have since confirmed it was only one of many songs the youngsters did not like – together with some that have been in English. 

DJ Brian Stepanek says the youngsters have been attempting to management the music and that the incident had nothing to do with race.  

‘With 800 children in attendance and solely time allowed for 60 songs to be performed, our DJs have been continually being heckled by the scholars to change up the tunes.

‘Basically, the scholars simply wished to management our DJs to change the music at that and different occasions,’ he mentioned in a press release. 

Now, disturbed mother and father inform DailyMail.com they’re afraid to communicate out about what actually occurred for concern of their children being bullied.   

‘It’s very disappointing how these occasions turned out and the depiction of what occurred was grossly exaggerated. 

‘Now there’s extra division than ever the school. It’s simply unhappy,’ one mom, whose youngster attended the dance however who doesn’t need to be named to shield her child from bullying, instructed DailyMail.com. 

She mentioned different mother and father really feel the identical however are too frightened to communicate out publicly as a result of they do not need their youngster to be bullied. 

‘I want there have been [videos of the other songs] the youngsters refused to dance to. This would have been squashed actual fast. 

‘Many of the scholars that attended the dance are afraid to communicate out towards these college students false narrative in concern of retaliation. 

‘My youngster was [at the dance] however would by no means brazenly communicate about it. Kids are imply…very imply.’    

After Pacheco shared the video, Hispanic college students on the school have organized protests. 

Pacheco was interviewed by The Chicago Sun Times, telling the newspaper she and different Hispanic children really feel ‘unsafe’ on campus. She additionally instructed WGN that earlier than the music, the youngsters within the video ‘booed’ and made racist feedback. 

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The school promised an investigation and on Tuesday, launched a press release saying that the youngsters did not dance to many songs – not simply the Spanish ones. 

They nonetheless went on to apologize to the youngsters who have been offended.  

‘At the outset, we acknowledge and apologize for the damage this incident has induced our college students, employees, alumni, and the numerous others who’ve expressed their emotions associated to the video posted on social media…  

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This is half of the full playlist that the DJ used. It includes four Spanish songs including Gasolina and Suavemente, which the kids danced happily to

This is half of the complete playlist that the DJ used. It contains 4 Spanish songs together with Gasolina and Suavemente, which the youngsters danced fortunately to 

‘Although these are the information, we acknowledge there are nonetheless college students at Marist who seen this video or who have been on the Homecoming dance that have been damage by these actions.

‘Marist is a household, and when one of us hurts, all of us damage. 

‘The truth that there have been college students who left the homecoming dance damage by what they witnessed exhibits us that there’s work to do.’ 

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Angry mother and father say the reality is being ignored and the youngsters within the video are being unfairly tarnished. 

The DJ has additionally launched half of the playlist and says it wasn’t an act of racism and was only a case of children wanting to management the music. 

‘These college students haven’t had a school dance in over two years as a result of of COVID.  

The video went viral on TikTok and Instagram, where users said it was evidence of racism

The video went viral on TikTok and Instagram, where users said it was evidence of racism

The video went viral on TikTok and Instagram, the place customers mentioned it was proof of racism

Some Hispanic and Latino students then arranged protests at the school. Pictured, the school yesterday

Some Hispanic and Latino college students then organized protests on the school. Pictured, the school yesterday 

‘Because of this, their expectations of the music have been very demanding to say the least. 

‘With 800 children in attendance and solely time allowed for 60 songs to be performed, our DJs have been continually being heckled by the scholars to change up the tunes. 

‘It seems to us that this similar conduct was noticed a number of different occasions at this dance when the scholars ‘sat down’ to power our DJs to change the tunes.

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‘The reverse of dancing is sitting, proper?

‘Basically, the scholars simply wished to management our DJs to change the music at that and different occasions.’ 

They shared a link to the complete Spotify playlist that additionally had Gasolina, La Mama de la Mama and Suavemente on it.   

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The school issued this apology and statement on Tuesday. It said it had started speaking with the local police department because of 'external threats' though it's unclear who had launched those threats

The school issued this apology and assertion on Tuesday. It mentioned it had started talking with the native police division as a result of of ‘exterior threats’ although it is unclear who had launched these threats 



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