posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 07:15 AM
I get it. It has been found through time that education and awareness tend to cut down on prejudices like racism and sexism. Hate and ignorance tend
to travel hand in hand. Mystery and unknown stimulate fear.
It is one thing to say you don't want your child indoctrinated into a religion- another to want to keep him from knowing it exists and what it is
Why would you want to keep your child from learning about the various major religions around the world?
-Okay, FEAR of indoctrination.. FEAR of extraterrestrial invasion... is what we have heard so far here.
It might be too late for the parents, but perhaps with the younger generation we can try to cut off that fear before it starts to grow- it is an
attempt to plant peaceful tolerant citizens in the future.
I don't like the idea of the kid being labelled- and yet I do not know exactly what this note refers to- but some sort of note that the parents have
prejudices that influence the activities their kids will be allowed to take part in is necessary then. Future teachers need to know who has "touchy"
parents, and in relation to what exactly, in order to respect these wishes.
The word "racism" is commonly used incorrectly- not to refer to prejudice according to race, but often to nationality, religion, skin color......but
has become common usage to include all these things in it's meanings, so for the sake of communication, it makes sense.