Is this so difficult?
Evidently so.. Great post!
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:35 AM
Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:12 PM
That's actually the approach I wish schools would take to religious and/or sex education issues in general, rather than pretending those things don't exist or saying "we can't talk about them at all".
Similar take: There's probably nobody I respect more than parents who are trying to raise their kids right. It's a tough thing to do in today's world.
On the flipside, the ones that annoy the daylights out of me are the ones who use their kids as leverage to push their own issues (Michael Newdow is probably the biggest example of this particular kind of douchebag).
Posted 09 December 2008 - 06:27 PM
Do people really want their kids being taught that Kwanzaa was created so black folks wouldn't be stuck celebrating the white man's holiday? Nevermind explaining exactly how Christmas belongs to white people to begin with.
This is Christmas, the origins (hehehehe), and what it is now. This is Hanukkah. This is Diwali. This is Eid. This is Kwanzaa. This is Tet.
Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:13 AM
Posted 10 December 2008 - 09:17 AM
Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:14 PM
teaching the foundation of Kwanzaa though is spreading racial divide. I didn't really know that a guy invented it so that black people wouldn't be forced to celebrate the "white man's holiday". That should be taught in schools? I guess if you put the right spin on it, you could make it sound honorable.
I really don't have a problem with teaching kids that not everybody in the world is exactly like them or believes the same things their family believes.
Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:32 PM
Edited by Delhommey, 10 December 2008 - 10:35 PM.
Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:15 PM
I'm just reacting to the creator's words:
You're actually doing a pretty good job spinning things yourself.
I don't know if that's a valid comparison...if Irish immigrants created their own holiday on the back of an established holiday in their adopted country, I think you'd have a point...and while I'm sure I would celebrate it (as well as the "American" holiday) I think I'd still wish they did not occur at the same time.
I'd hope that someone that gets ticked when someone mistakens something Irish for being English could understand.
Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:42 AM