California high school comes on fire after language teachers have made culturally insensitive & sombrero & false mustaches for yearbook photo & # 39; s
- The school district in Escondido, California, has offered an apology this week on yearbook photos of foreign language teachers
- Six Spanish teachers in San Pasqual high school were depicted with sombrero & ponchos and with false mustaches
- The French teacher was photographed in a beret and black gloves
- District Declaration described the photo & # 39; s as & # 39; culturally insensitive, offensive and in poor judgment & # 39;
High school teachers in California caused indignation after seeing Sombrero & fake mustaches on yearbook photos.
On Tuesday, one day after San Pasqual high school in Escondido published its 2018-2019 yearbook with the title & # 39; The Golden Legend & # 39; , the school district fired a statement and apologized for staff photos that it described as & # 39; culturally insensitive, insulting and in bad judgment. & # 39;
The images that caused the fire storm show seven teachers from the World Language Department, six of whom are sporting wide-brimmed hats and ponchos in Mexican style and holding cardboard mustaches on sticks in front of their faces.
Photo Flip: San Pasqual High School in California has landed in warm water with photos from the yearbook showing Spanish teachers sporting sombreros, ponchos and fake mustaches
Of the 2,200 students enrolled at the San Pasqual High School in Escondido, California (photo), more than 60 percent are Spanish
The two male Spanish teachers in the group have the honorable & # 39; Senor & # 39; for their name, while their four female colleagues & # 39; s the title & # 39; Senora & # 39; to wear.
One of the teachers, the French instructor Millies Laurs, is depicted with a black beret, matching gloves and dark sunglasses and is referred to in the caption as & # 39; Madame & # 39 ;.
According to the Escondido Unified School District statement, the pictures were taken at the start of the school year to be used as pictures by teachers.
The city of Escondido, located 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, is more than 50 percent Spanish.
More than 60 percent of the 2,200 students enrolled at the San Pasqual High School are Spanish.
& # 39; We owe an apology to our Latinx and Chicano community, a community that I am a part of, & # 39 ;, Martin Casas wrote in a separate statement. & # 39; It is unacceptable and does not belong in our school. I am saddened and disappointed that this has happened, but we will use it as an opportunity to learn and grow together. & # 39;
School district spokeswoman Karyl O & Brien said administrators discussed the photos of the offensive with San Pasqual High School staff and assured the public that the headmaster and his subordinates are taking precautions. to ensure that a similar situation does not occur in the future. & # 39;
Principal Casas was mentioned in the neighborhood's press release as saying that the school is proud of its rich history and diversity.
He continued: & # 39; Our intention is to use this situation as a means to remind students and staff to remember the impact of their words and actions. & # 39;
The Spanish teacher Susan Petersen (left) was included in the caption & # 39; Senora & # 39; and her colleague Ramon Jaime (right) was called & # 39; Senor & # 39 ;.
The Escondido Unified School District announced this statement on Tuesday by the yearbook photo & # 39; s & # 39; culturally insensitive, offensive and in poor judgment & # 39; to name
Pupils and parents at school were divided about the meaning of the photos and the message they sent.
& # 39; I think everything has been so sensitive lately & # 39 ;, said older Tania Marin NBC7. & # 39; If they were teaching Russian and they had a Russian hat, I would find it hilarious. & # 39;
Salma Lucero, a sophomore at school, told San Diego Union Tribune she believes the teachers wanted to celebrate Mexican culture, not mock it.
& # 39; I thought it was racist, & # 39; said C.J. Craig, a freshman at the school. & # 39; I thought they were having fun. & # 39;
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