Friday, June 16, 2006
EDUCRATS NOW WANT TO BAN THE WORD 'AMERICA'?
What will they think of next? Now some education bureaucrats in Michigan have actually discussed banning the word "America" in schools because they think it's "ethnocentric" of Americans to hog that name. They think it's unkind to the residents of other North American, Central American and South American nations who might want to call themselves "Americans," too.
So what are we supposed to call ourselves? "United Statesians"?!?!?!
A former Michigan state school board member wrote an op-ed about the wacky idea after he learned that a Michigan Department of Education committee had discussed it. After the publicity, the idea shut down tight.
The state school superintendent said it would never have gotten past him, but it's scary enough that it came up in the first place among state employees:
Better be on the alert for the anti-American "thought police" in your district. Uhh, make that, "anti-United Statesian."
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