Thursday, March 4, 2010

Moe, Larry, and Curly Strike Again

3 teachers in Los Angeles have been suspended because their students brought pictures of basketball player and freak Dennis Rodman, drag queen RuPaul, and OJ "The Slasher" Simpson to a Black History Month parade. 

The teachers' defense is that all three of these people were on the approved list of personalities to study for Black History Month.

OK, two things here folks:

1.  Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
2.  What grade A, whizbang bluntskull decided it would be OK for children to study two cross dressers and a convicted felon for Black History Month?

What, were Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and Frederick Douglas not available?  Did the school board all drop a tab of acid before coming up with the suggested set of appropriate African American icons to study?

What's next, an assembly devoted to Inspector Clouseau on Bastille Day?  The Frito Bandito drawing contest on Cinco de Mayo

We have these group-specific heritage months so that children in particular and society in general can learn about the good examples that each of the ingredients in our melting pot bring to the soup.  Not so we can stress the freaks and bad examples that come with every ethnic and cultural group.

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