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‘American Pride’ High School Dance Theme Axed Over Diversity Concerns

A Boston-area high school is nixing plans for an “American Pride” dance theme in order to be more inclusive for all nationalities.

Despite the red, white and blue “American Pride” theme receiving the most votes from the dance committee, officials at Lexington High School decided instead to use a “National Pride” theme in the name of diversity, a local NBC affiliate reported.

“Given the diverse demography of our community it was suggested by the advisers that the students come in maybe national pride theme so they could represent their individual nationalities,” Assistant Superintendent Carol Pilarski told the station.