The Lid: School Principal Bans Candy Canes Because The J-Shape Might Mean Jesus
This lady is nuts! An Elkhorn, Nebraska grade school principal has banned candy canes during the Christmas season because she is afraid the J-shape of the candy might make students think of Jesus.
I checked, Elkhorn has at least three synagogues so it must have an ample Jewish community. Perhaps the “J” shaped candy canes made kids think of Jewish? Or the maybe even the traditional Hanukkah food “Jelly Donuts.” Actually, the “J” always reminds me of junk food. Most probably the J-shaped candy reminds kids that they love sugar.
This foolishness came from Omaha Manchester Elementary School principal Jennifer Sinclair who put out a list of things she was banning during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Sinclair outlined all her banned items in a letter home to parents telling students that they need to learn to be “inclusive and culturally sensitive to all of our students.” Her list included: