Zayde Sands is just 4-years-old. He’s just started pre-k and barely a couple months into the school year, he’s learned a very important lesson — being left-handed is evil.
His mom, Alisha, told KFOR that her son has been left-handed his whole life, like her.
“From picking things up to throwing things, to batting, to writing, to just coloring you’d do at home with him, he’s always, always used his left hand,” she said.
But one day when he was doing his homework, she noticed her little boy was using his right instead. Alisha asked if his teachers had ever made a comment about his hands.
“And he raises this one and says this one’s bad.”
Perplexed and not a little upset, Alisha learned that her child was forced to write with his right hand at school. And the reason why is astonishing: the teacher said lefties are evil and associated with the Devil.
Not surprisingly, Sands wrote the teacher a note. And if she was expecting a rational, apologetic response, she didn’t get it. Much to the contrary. Instead, the teacher sent back some important literature on the connection between being left-handed and evil. The article Alisha was sent described the natural inclination as “unlucky,” “evil,” and “sinister.”
The proof: Lucifer himself is often shown as being 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.”
Crazy is right. The Free Thought Project reported that the article provided by the teacher was by Dr. Donna D’Allesandro and appears to explain the association between evil and being left-handed in a historical context.
“In many western cultures, right-handedness was/is considered the ‘correct’ or ‘right’ hand to use, and left-handedness was unlucky, inauspicious or frankly evil. The word ‘sinister,’ meaning left-sided, derives from various sources as early as the 15th century. There are numerous instances of left-handedness being associated with wickedness. For example, the devil is often portrayed as left-handed, and people throw salt over their left shoulder to ward off the evil spirits that dwell there.”
Sands complained to the superintendent, but she said nothing was done. KFOR spoke to the principal of Zayde’s elementary school, and she insisted the incident was being investigated but hung up before the reporter could probe further. The angry mom plans to transfer her child to another class and will complain to the school board.
What’s worse, Alisha said the superintendent appeared to back up the teacher’s religious beliefs.
“There was no suspension of any kind. There was basically nothing done to this teacher. She told them she thought I needed literature on it.”
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