Kehoe-France School boss apologizes for summer camp’s use of slurs

June 14, 2018 - summer camp

The boss of a private Kehoe-France School has apologized after a New Orleans primogenitor raised concerns about a use of Native American slurs and clan names to tag opposite tools of a Kehoe-France Children Center Summer Camp in Metairie. 

Kehoe primogenitor Scott Wood took to amicable media final week to voice his objections to a propagandize camp’s use of a difference “redskin” and “squaw” in a papers for his 5-year-old son’s summer camp. The Merriam-Webster compendium describes squaw as “now mostly offensive” and “usually disparaging.” The tenure bronzed has been a theme of vital controversy, quite associated to a use as a name of a Washington, D.C., NFL team.

In a created matter emailed Thursday (June 14) to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, propagandize boss Kyle France pronounced a propagandize is reviewing a stay organisation names “that have been a abounding tradition during Kehoe-France Camp” given a pregnancy in 1949. France wrote that “appropriate changes,” including ways “to honour and honour a Native American enlightenment and a abounding tradition of Kehoe-France,” will be done if a propagandize administration deems it necessary.

“We would like to apologize for any offense as that was never a intention. What is a goal is to always work in fixing with a school mission and tradition of excellence,” France wrote. 

The Kehoe-France Camp serves children between ages 8 weeks and 13 years old, according to a program’s website. France pronounced that a summer stay knowledge advantages children by exposing them to “new universe views.” 

“Our society, some-more than ever, needs a subsequent era to be some-more passive of other views, ideologies and beliefs,” he said. “We will safeguard that a stay belligerent names and activities continue to honour and honour Native American enlightenment as we intended.”

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Wilborn P. Nobles III is an preparation contributor formed in New Orleans. He can be reached during wnobles@nola.com or on Twitter during @WilNobles.

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