School official implies Holocaust didn’t happen, loses his job

In email correspondence with a parent, William Latson of the Palm Beach County School Board in Florida wrote,  “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a district employee.”

The mincing of logic and deliberate obtuseness have their place, I suppose. But in an era in which young people’s grasp on any history (including basic American history) is negligible, no school district needs an educator like this fellow.

Latson’s exact political leanings are difficult to discern. Holocaust denialism, after all, is a favorite hobbyhorse of both the asshole right and the asshole left.