Its diversity statement says: that the “Diversity and Inclusion Program is designed to both support students from culturally diverse groups as well as work with the entire community of students and staff to become more welcoming of diversity and more inclusive of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, academic ability, sexual orientation, or economics.”
Even its statement about being a Catholic high school in the Lasallian tradition says: “We are committed to create and sustain respectful human relationships in community.”
These statements are patently false and may lead parents of prospective students to expect Totino-Grace to be an open and safe place to send their children for a quality education when, in fact, the school is dedicated to teaching — by example — the worst prejudices and biases promoted by the archdiocese.
STEVEN PEDERSON, Minneapolis
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Do job creators really have it so rough?
I, too, have been in a position that required a lot of detailed paperwork submitted to the government (“How job creators get rigmaroled over,” Sept. 11). It could seem onerous at times, but I recognize the need for oversight, since people are not always honest or altruistic. My reaction to John Kalan’s list of “hoops” he has to jump through was to think of the flip side of his objections. An excerpted version would go something like this:
1) I want to be able to hire undocumented workers.
3) I don’t want to pay taxes.
4) Everyone should be on their own for health care.
6) Commercial drivers should not have to be checked for health conditions that could endanger others’ lives.
7) Employees should guess what my rules are.
8) I should be able to take advantage of a desperate individual who needs money by allowing them to work many hours per week without paying overtime.
And from Kalan’s second list:
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