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Old 04-27-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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The NYC Department Education is banning words being used on citywide tests found to be "offensive" so as not to offend the feelings of students and causes a "distraction" (from taking the exam?). Start removing words and then it progresses to entire subject matters.

Offensive words include:

Dinosaur (for those who don't believe in evolution)
Halloween (Paganism)
Birthday (Jehovah Witness's don't celebrate "birthdays")
Dancing (unless it pertains to ballet)
Computers (Might hurt the feelings of those students who don't have a computer at home - economic hurt)
Slavery (errr, that's a very important part of US history!!!)
Terrorism

What's next? Christmas - stop publicly displaying anything that relates to Christmas? Jewish holidays - stop Jews from displaying a Menorah in the window? Black curtains - so that we can cover our windows for fear that someone will walk by and see a Christmas tree or a birthday party taking place and it offends them? Remove anything that is religiously symbolic on a house of worship because another religion finds it offensive?

This country is getting ridiculous catering to peoples "sensitivities".


NYC Department of Education Bans Words Deemed "Offensive" - YouTube

What ever happened to live and let live?
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Those damn Liberals.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:13 PM
 
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This one is so ridiculous, it belongs on SNL or in the Onion.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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Those damn Liberals.
Yeah the liberals who notoriously don't believe in evolution, birthdays, Halloween or computers.

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Old 04-27-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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Why doesn't the NYC Dept. of Ed. ban the use of the word "education" as obviously, through their newly instituted policy, they do not want students to actually know what they are missing.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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They actually dropped their plans. It was still an idiotic idea and I wonder how any of these mongs are qualified to run education if they seriously think words like "evolution" and "divorce" are hurtful.

New York City Department Of Education Decides To Drop 'Forbidden' Words List For Assessment Tests « CBS New York
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Censorship sucks. As parents we need to rely on ourselves to provide our children with what they need in life. As has always been the case.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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They actually dropped their plans. It was still an idiotic idea and I wonder how any of these mongs are qualified to run education if they seriously think words like "evolution" and "divorce" are hurtful.

New York City Department Of Education Decides To Drop 'Forbidden' Words List For Assessment Tests « CBS New York
So some how they were convinced as to how foolish that plan was?
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: NH
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PC is out of control. My kids cant sit Indian style anymore, its called pretzel or criss cross???something stupid like that. Cant invite a couple kids from class to a birthday party because it may hurt the other that werent invited, so now you have to invite the whole class??? give me a break.

Speaking of PC...Afican American..how many blacks do you know moved here from Africa? My family moved here from Lithuania at the turn of the century....im not a Lithuanian American, im white.

You cant say anything these days because everyone takes offense, lighten up a little and get over it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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PC is out of control. My kids cant sit Indian style anymore, its called pretzel or criss cross???something stupid like that. Cant invite a couple kids from class to a birthday party because it may hurt the other that werent invited, so now you have to invite the whole class??? give me a break.

Speaking of PC...Afican American..how many blacks do you know moved here from Africa? My family moved here from Lithuania at the turn of the century....im not a Lithuanian American, im white.

You cant say anything these days because everyone takes offense, lighten up a little and get over it.
I know it must suck for you these days, you can't insult anybody anymore.
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