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Teachers Ordered To Call Students “Purple Penguins,” [Online HOAX]

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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 08:38 PM
a reply to: ketsuko

Yeah and "The bluest eye" that is part of the NY curriculum. A book about rape with explicit and detailed descriptions of a victim who falls in love with her attacker....

The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, published in 1970. It tells the tragic story of Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl growing up in Morrison's hometown of Lorain, Ohio, after the Great Depression. Due to its unflinching portrayal of incest, prostitution, domestic violence, child molestation, and racism, there have been numerous attempts to ban the book from libraries and schools across the United States. Decades after it's publication, it's still a hot topic.

Turns Out, Toni Morrison Novel Will Stay on Ohio’s Common Core Guidelines
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 | 6:30 PM

Earlier this month, Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar said she wanted the Ohio Department of Education to remove mention of the Toni Morrison novel The Bluest Eye from state guidelines for schools teaching to the new Common Core academic standards. The book tells the story of a young black girl living in Lorain, Ohio, and describes scenes in which the girl’s father rapes her. Terhar called the novel “pornographic.”

Uproar ensued. The ACLU of Ohio said Terhar was wrong. The ACLU also invited Terhar and any other interested state Board of Education members to attend the ACLU’s Banned Book Week event today which, coincidentally, celebrates the work of banned African American authors.

edit on 10 9 2014 by tadaman because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 08:39 PM
a reply to: ketsuko

And if they try hitting me below the belt, I'll pull a double and use the race card on them.


posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 08:39 PM

originally posted by: abecedarian
What do the students use to refer to the teachers and administrators?
I mean, Mr., Mrs. and Miss must obviously be off limits....

Happy Feet?

posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 08:51 PM

Probably some dame made this up.



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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 09:18 PM

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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 09:35 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

College towns tend to be more progressive, even in conservative states.

posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 09:55 PM

originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: TycoonBarnaby

originally posted by: xuenchen
I wonder what political party dominates Lincoln, Nebraska?

Especially the School Board.


Maybe it's a heavy Democrat voting pocket.

Didn't have the time to do a quick google search for Nebraska politics?

Edit: Many school boards are Democratic leaning however, as are the majority of people involved in public education.

That's not showing anything specific precinct by precinct for the City Of Lincoln, Nebraska.

County and State results mean nothing.

Are the School Board members Democrat or Republican?

Is the Mayor and City Counsil D or R ?

This will tell the story.

Aren't most teachers Liberals? At least for higher education I believe they are.

posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 10:23 PM
are the dumb...brain dead parents putting up with this?????

if so then they deserve to have purple penguins as offspring.... of the brave and free...purple penguins...

posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 10:30 PM
This reminds me of taking swimming lessons as a child. At the end of the first lesson, the instructor divided us into groups. My older brother's name was called with "The Sharks".

My name was called under "The Minnows" group. I was humiliated. It haunts me to this day. My brother, I recently learned, doesn't even remember it.

But yeah, I agree, this whole penguin thing is ludicrous. Beyond ridiculous.

posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 10:55 PM
Our schools have truly gone insane.

Seems like every day I'm thankful that I home school my son.

One would think that things like: Math, Reading, Science, History and Writing would be the important things to teach.

Instead, it looks like they want to focus on how "bad" it is to refer to someone as a "boy" or a "girl".

And people wonder why our education system here is so far behind so many other countries......

posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 11:11 PM

originally posted by: eriktheawful

Seems like every day I'm thankful that I home school my son.

I'm seriously interested in this next generation of home schooled kids getting out in the real world.

My husband and I had a business. Several customers home schooled their kids. They were all extremely obnoxious. One family we asked not to ever come back.

So, I went to school in the 50s. My kids in the 70s. Then there's my 21 year old grandson I helped raise. And now my 6 year old grandson I'm raising, who just started kindergarten.

I've got years to compare. Can't really comment on CC yet. Seeing how it goes this year.

posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 11:17 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

Here you go Lincoln, NE looks like republicans have a 5% voter registration lead.

posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 11:51 PM

originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: smithjustinb

They aren't called "liberals" anymore.

They preferred to be called, "Squishy-spined-Americans".

Unfortunately, unlike jellyfish, we can't just pee on our legs to make the pain go away.

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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 02:23 AM
I don't know, at first this seems a stupid effort encroaching on imbecility in the name of political correctness, but at another glance perhaps this could be a way for future generations to effectively end gender bias. By making kids view boys and girls as equals, perhaps they will treat each other as equals in their adult life.
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posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 02:29 AM
a reply to: Domo1

I would have thought that :

" children , your attention please "

would have suffices - but perhaps this simplistic thinking is why I am not on a school boasd [ there are probally other reasons too

posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 02:41 AM
Mom, Dad I am home from school.

posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 07:59 AM
But they #ing aren't purple penguins - they are boys and girls!


posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 08:13 AM
I did not realize the significance of the penguins or the color purple.... maybe I still don't.
Yesterday, I read that the penguin was used because penguins are not sexually dimorphic, meaning that male and female penguins both look the same on the outside. So I checked on that, and it is true that generally, penguins are not sexually dimorphic. Seaworld

I also read that the color purple is symbolic for LGBT causes. So I looked that up and found that this also seems to be true. Wikipedia: LGBT Symbols

So if we line up naked penguins and look at them, we can't tell males from females.
If we line up naked children, we can easily tell the boys from the girls.

Hey teachers!

Humans ARE sexually dimorphic!

Please quit calling us penguins... and purple ones at that.

posted on Oct, 10 2014 @ 08:16 AM
a reply to: butcherguy

Just a heads up - purple doesn't mean diddly to LGBT. In fact this one personally thinks it's hideous. Hideous, I tell you!

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