During this time, we can instead reflect on the politics of racial and cultural dress, because these school events contribute to a system of inequality imbedded in the US society.
The government and the NFL have forced players to pretend to be authoritarian, nationalistic, and blindly patriotic since 2009, regardless of the players’ actual political views.
Forcing everyone to speak English neither protect rights nor ensures that children learn. Instead, it perpetuates racist, anti-immigrant ideologies by focusing solely on language as opposed to skin color.
Racial color blindness may seem like a nice, hippy, feel-good solution to modern racism, but it actually causes more problems than it fixes.