Apparently if you want to hit Jews, all you have to do is go be a sixth-grader in St. Louis. You can create an event for it during your school’s spirit week.
Yes, it’s anti-Semitism. Pure and simple. Some will say it’s just kids being kids. No. I don’t care if they are kids or not, creating an event specifically targetting Jews is anti-Semitism.
And what is their punishment? These bigots “could be suspended and undergo counseling” (emphasis added). Counseling and a few days off from elementary school? Oh, the horror! I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.
If it were “Hit a Muslim Day,” then there would be raging editorials written about the unwarranted ‘Islamophobia’ raging across America. About how these kids are learning to demonize minorities. But Jews? No, counseling and vacation should do it.
“Officials said fewer than 10 of the school’s 35 Jewish students were hit.” Wow. So it’s okay to hit Jews, so long as under 30% of them are attacked?
Linda Lelonek, the principal, who only discovered what goes on in her school the following day, responsed in brilliant fashion: “What’s tomorrow going to be? ‘Hit A Principal Day?” I’m sorry, but is she actually implying that would be worse than a day devoted to racism?!