Latest symptom of ‘white supremacy’: The humble acronym

Latest symptom of ‘white supremacy’: The humble acronym

[Ed. – Or perhaps that should read the “arrogant, brutally exclusionary acronym.”  If you haven’t already forsworn paying any more attention to complaints about “white supremacy,” now is probably a good time.  Incidentally, we do know this report somewhat confuses acronyms with abbreviations.  But the first reference to the entity known as “VAPA” is, in fact, a reference to an acronym.  We know you’ll figure it out.]

San Francisco’s public schools have been making some pretty negative national headlines of late …

And now the district’s Arts Department is getting into the act and taking the radical step of dropping its acronym name “VAPA” — which stands for Visual and Performing Arts — and changing it altogether, KGO-TV reported.

Why? Well, the station said the director of the arts department wrote in a memo that “acronyms are a symptom of white supremacy culture.”

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“The use of so many acronyms within the educational field often times tends to alienate those who may not speak English to understand those acronyms,” department Director Sam Bass told KGO.

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