In Everything Is Stupid, part 459,349, a 4-year-old pre-kindergarten student in Oklahoma was allegedly encouraged by his teacher to use his right hand, despite a natural inclination for being left-handed, because of left-handed superstition. When the boy’s mother Alisha Sands noticed one day that her son Zayde was writing with his right hand instead of his left, she asked him why. Zayde responded that his teacher had told him that his left hand was “the bad hand.”
Sands contacted the teacher — surely thinking there must have been a miscommunication — and received a response in the form of an article calling left-handedness “unlucky,” “evil,” and “sinister.” She was also told by the teacher that “the devil is often portrayed as left-handed.”
“It breaks my heart for him because someone actually believes that, believes my child is evil because he’s left handed, it’s crazy,” Sands said.
“There was no suspension of any kind. There was basically nothing done to this teacher,” Sands says, “She told them she thought I needed literature on it.”
Oklahoma’s News Channel 4 reached out to the principal of the public elementary school where the teacher is employed, who said that the matter is being investigated and then hung up on the reporter. Brave new times we live in.
(Via News Channel 4)