Irony is something that seems to be lost on a good portion of the population these days, particularly liberals, who claim to be about racial reconciliation and equality, yet the solution to these problems they come up with typically consist of segregation.Yes, all of the hard work done by civil rights leaders years ago is being undone by this supposed “enlightened” crowd in the name of modern day “social justice,” as schools are being divided into subgroups, in order to provide a “safe space” to prevent students from being exposed to differing points of view.
A good case in point is what a Detroit school is doing for female Muslim students to provide just such an environment for them.
According to Heat Street, With the goal of creating a “safe space” in mind, a Detroit school has set out to hold a girls-only prom to celebrate traditional Muslim customs. It’s being created for girls who would otherwise be prohibited by their ultraconservative Muslim families from going to regular proms, where attendees are allowed to have fun and dance with members of the opposite sex in good old American tradition.
Hamtramck High School’s girls-only “Princess Prom” was first organized in 2012 by a group of five Muslim girls to give them the opportunity to go to a “safe space” prom. In 2016, 230 girls showed up. This year, they’re expecting at least 250 attendees.According to Michigan Live, the event is “intended to create a safe space for Muslim girls who normally cover up in hijab to let their hair down in an environment with no boys and no cellphones.” In normal circumstances, Muslim girls and women from ultraconservative backgrounds are not allowed to expose their hair in public, among many other strict religious prohibitions for women. With a cellphone ban in place, no one will be able to share photos of them with their hair displayed to social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
Many of the girls participating in the event have been heavily influenced by American culture, and as a result, they don’t really follow every jot and tittle of their faith, which means fanciful prom dresses will be the norm, something that would clearly be frowned upon in Islamic societies due to what they claim is “immodesty.”
If Christians sought to be this exclusionary, you can guarantee the school would be blasted all over national television with every left-wing talking head screaming “racist!” at the top of their lungs.But sadly, it’s just another sign of the times.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]