Tuesday, March 07, 2006

More PC Indoctrination

via Majority Rights.

"Instead of singing “Baa baa, black sheep” as generations of children have learnt to do, toddlers in Oxfordshire are being taught to sing “Baa baa, rainbow sheep”.

The move, which critics will seize on as an example of political correctness, was made after the nurseries decided to re-evaluate their approach to equal opportunities.

Stuart Chamberlain, manager of the Family Centre in Abingdon and the Sure Start centre in Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, told the local Courier Journal newspaper: “We have taken the equal opportunities approach to everything we do.

“This is fairly standard across nurseries. We are following stringent equal opportunities rules. No one should feel pointed out because of their race, gender or anything else.”

In keeping with the new approach, teachers at the nurseries have reportedly also changed the ending of Humpty Dumpty so as not to upset the children and dropped the seven dwarfs from the title of Snow White."

Surely if the nurseries want to be truly multicultural, they should use the nursery rhymes of today's street - like the versions by famously foul-mouthed rappers 2 Live Crew (you can look for the link yourself). They aren't afraid of Humpty's sad fate - far from it.

"All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put that fat m*****f***** back together again"

Or perhaps the Ice Cube version :

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
With a joint, drinkin some 8-ball
Three little pigs in a Coup de Ville
Lookin for, the wolf to kill
They're ****** up and they want revenge
Them and Humpty used to be friends
Now they're enemies cause he's a traitor
Pulled out the Uzi cruised by and sprayed him

The dwarves and Snow White ? Don't go there.


Chris said...

As a gay man I've VERY offended by the term 'rainbow sheep'. It's pure discrimination...I'm putting a claim in.

Edward said...

Fair point. Wrong-headed attempt to socially engineer by focussing on minor irrelevancies rather than things which could make a real difference like learning to integrate all sorts of kids together.

Anonymous said...

A modern update then?

Hey der' nigga man,
Has you any speed?
Yessir, Yessir
it wicked widda weed!

Some for da bossman, some for ma dame and some for da little boy who deals down da lane.

The Remittance Man said...

Shouldn't that last verse read "Some fo' da gangsta, some for ma ho and some for ma lil brother dealin' in da school"?

Laban said...

There was a version for use in 'challenging' UK primary schools.

Baa b****** black sheep
Have you any f****** wool you **** ?

DFH said...

According to a BBC report yesterday the nurseries in question are run by the Parents And Children Together (PACT) charity.

I can't say I was too surprised when I read this on their website : "Today PACT is a professional agency working on behalf of the (Anglican) Diocese of Oxford in the area of nurturing family life."

The website is worth seeing - there are lots of pictures of rainbow-coloured families, and a cliché-riddled mission statement which takes the bizarre form of a “Master Brand Key”. It’s beyond parody.

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eskimo fox said...



Woah-ha-ha-ha-ha! Oh god! Ha-ha-ha!

Ah-ha! Ah-ha! Hahahaha!



eskimo fox said...

Baa baa rainbow sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir and/or madam
Sixteen kilos full

One for the ethnic minorities,
One for the differently abled,
And the rest for the persons of unknown status
Who should not, at present, be labelled.

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Laban said...

Alas, witty though it was, I've terminated Mr FM's contribution on grounds of taste and decency, as having crossed that thin and wavy line ....