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PTA's 'White Trash Wednesday' angers Federal Way parents
KOMO ^ | 04/30/2013 | By Lindsay Cohen

Posted on 05/02/2013 10:07:33 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- An electronic sign out front welcomes visitors to Sunnycrest Elementary School in the Federal Way School District; what it doesn't mention is that next week is "Teacher Appreciation Week" - and that this year's effort's aren't exactly getting an A grade from parents in the neighborhood.

"Wow. You're kidding, right?" asked Karissa Edwards, as she strolled through the neighborhood with her daughter Tuesday. "That's not appropriate for school, whether it be elementary or high school - any of it."

Edwards was looking at an email sent from the school's PTA to local parents outlining next week's Teacher Appreciation Week. The theme - "Talkin' Trash" - is broken down by day, from "Muffin Top Monday," providing breakfast to school staff, to "Tempt Me Tuesday," where teachers would get 5-minute massages on their breaks.

The biggest concern among parents, however, appeared to be over another theme: "White Trash Wednesday," where barbeque would be served to staff on garbage can lids.

"It was incredibly offensive," said Chris King, father to an 8-year old at the school. "I'm mixed race. I'm half-black and half-white, and not only do I hate the term but the term doesn't have a place in elementary school."

"Absolutely it's a derogatory term," King continued, "and I don't think anybody wants to be called ('white trash.')"

The PTA president, Amy Beckner, declined to answer questions Tuesday about where the themes came from.

"I don't have anything to say," Beckner said, before closing the front door to her home.

(Excerpt) Read more at komonews.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Local News
KEYWORDS: federalway; publiceducation; publicschools; washington; whitetrash
How intriguing. Tell me a little more about Muffin Top Monday. Yes, and teacher massages? Shouldn't that ve on Happy Ending Fridays?
1 posted on 05/02/2013 10:07:33 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Isn’t it odd how people who take rabid offense at the “N” word have no trouble at all using the “white trash” label?


2 posted on 05/02/2013 10:10:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I way cool with that!.........

3 posted on 05/02/2013 10:12:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Ironic they served barbecue on white trash Wednesday since barbecue is probably the most pan-ethinc cuisine in the world.
4 posted on 05/02/2013 10:13:27 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Responsibility2nd

so after White Trash Wednesday is thare a Lazy N*** Thursday?? and Long Duck Dong Friday?....Really, this is unbelievable...


5 posted on 05/02/2013 10:14:44 AM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Funny, in Federal Way I always kind of thought that every Wednesday was dedicated to White Trash...


6 posted on 05/02/2013 10:15:01 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Responsibility2nd

The goal should be less oversensitivity overall ... not equality of oversensitivity across races. Liberals whine about this kind of garbage. Lets not join in.

White people shouldn’t pretend to be bothered by crap like this just because people of other races pretend to be bothered by similar crap.

Lets aim to get race-baiters to whine less instead of aiming to whine as much as them.

SnakeDoc


7 posted on 05/02/2013 10:18:01 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have absolutely no respect for today’s teachers.


8 posted on 05/02/2013 10:19:28 AM PDT by notaliberal ( Democraps denied God thrice!)
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To: SnakeDoctor
I could care less if someone called me white trash...but a school dedicating a DAY to it is out of line - its mind boggling that they dont see this is totally inappropriate..
9 posted on 05/02/2013 10:21:38 AM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: DManA

The image of serving food on trash can lids is offensive to me. Offensive, disgusting, stomach turning, etc.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 10:21:44 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Responsibility2nd

A Cinematic tribute to White Trash: Belle Watling and her dyed hair:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3j3bTVtZwI


11 posted on 05/02/2013 10:22:58 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: Responsibility2nd
"King, whose daughter is in second grade at the school, said he hoped diversity training might be in the future for both teachers - and parents - at the school."

Yeah, that will solve the problem, all right. /sarc.

12 posted on 05/02/2013 10:24:41 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: FeliciaCat

Why is it out of line? Its a cutesy theme for the day. My kids’ school has a day where the Kindergarteners dress like old people for the 100th day of school ... sweaters, shawls, walkers, canes, white spray-painted hair. Its fun for the kids.

I’m sure the kids dress up like rednecks and wear straw hats. Sounds like a good time for schoolkid.

SnakeDoc


13 posted on 05/02/2013 10:25:10 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: SnakeDoctor

Screw that.

We must call out race-baiters; we have to rub their faces in their cr*p.

Don’t duck your head and slink away from this stuff.


14 posted on 05/02/2013 10:25:58 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

done in fun maybe....but it chaps me of the double standard. Seriously will there be a “Buckwheat Thursday” ? doubtful.

Maybe I am too sensitive...I just see a glaring double standard.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 10:27:56 AM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: agere_contra

Who’s ducking their head and slinking away?

I do call out race-baters. Problem is ... in this case ... we’re the damn race-baiters. We’re the people acting offended, and then acting as if us being offended should matter. We’re the ones demanding political correctness. We’re the ones trying to doctor language to suit our racial oversensitivity.

SnakeDoc


16 posted on 05/02/2013 10:28:43 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I’m pretty much with you.

I think “trash” is the correct term for all of these types. “White trash” and “black trash”, if you really want to be specific. Since they don’t like the n-word (the ONLY word, BTW, completely banished from ANY discourse, such as news or entertainment or every-day talk, it’s so apparently supremely offensive compared to anything else), trash covers it all and is accurate as well as properly offensive.


17 posted on 05/02/2013 10:30:59 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: FeliciaCat

It is a double standard ... but changing everything to their standard is going the wrong way. The point is that their standard is wrong. Adopting it by demanding we be treated the wrong way too makes things worse.

SnakeDoc


18 posted on 05/02/2013 10:31:11 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: FeliciaCat
I could care less if someone called me white trash

Cool. You are white trash.

White trash.

White trash.

White trash.


To anybody else reading this - am I insulting FeliciaCat, or is it OK?

Hint: it's not OK. It's a grotesque racial epithet.

19 posted on 05/02/2013 10:33:14 AM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: FeliciaCat

Don’t blame you, but Snake is basically right.

What we SHOULD do with these things coming up is ask why others are so damned offended when THEY get the same stuff. Shoooot! Why can’t we laugh at ourselves some? Them, too.

People are so uptight these days.


20 posted on 05/02/2013 10:34:31 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The theme - "Talkin' Trash" - is broken down by day, from "Muffin Top Monday," providing breakfast to school staff, to "Tempt Me Tuesday," where teachers would get 5-minute massages on their breaks.

The really offensive part of this is that these teachers are being treated like royalty. They should "appreciate" that they already make more than three-quarters of the population when you factor in benefits.

21 posted on 05/02/2013 10:35:02 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: FeliciaCat
A former coworker of mine went to school in Florida where they had ‘Cracker Day’. The white kids were threatened, chased and beaten if caught. From what she said, no authoritative figure ever stepped in to say it was wrong for black kids to bully, harrass and beat white kids.
22 posted on 05/02/2013 10:36:54 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: agere_contra

So how do you think black people would feel about white kids showing up in blackface?

How much in damages would any offended party be awarded with profuse apologies from the school board and an ‘acting stupidly’ comment from you-know-who? But white people are supposed to ‘suck it up’?


23 posted on 05/02/2013 10:39:27 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: agere_contra

I’d only be offended if it wasn’t true - the trash part.


24 posted on 05/02/2013 10:39:55 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

I wouldn’t be offended by black people showing up in white face. After all, if they want to portray a white person, they should try to look the part, otherwise no-one will get it.


25 posted on 05/02/2013 10:42:05 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“I don’t have anything to say,” Beckner said

...so she’s shocked!? How dare honkeys complain after they’ve spent so many years oppressing blacks!~sarc. Who’s performing the teacher messages? Students? How about “Welfare Wednesday”? “Food Stamp Friday”?


26 posted on 05/02/2013 10:43:19 AM PDT by albie (s)
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To: stormer

Is that supposed to be funny?


27 posted on 05/02/2013 10:47:39 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: agere_contra

Senator Robert Byrd (D) continued to use the word ‘nigger’ well into the 1990s if not beyond. He defended his continued use of the word by explaining that there are “white niggers” as well as “black niggers”. And liberals honored him at his funeral.

Liberalism is a mental disorder.


28 posted on 05/02/2013 11:03:33 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So the left hates White people. No surprise there.


29 posted on 05/02/2013 11:09:52 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: SnakeDoctor

“My kids’ school has a day where the Kindergarteners dress like old people for the 100th day of school ... sweaters, shawls, walkers, canes, white spray-painted hair. Its fun for the kids.’

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Isn’t that just adorable. /sarcasm.

I’m 80,and have no shawl,no walker,no cane,and my hair never turned gray. I haven’t a clue what sweaters have to do with it-—even infants wear sweaters.

Gee,what fun those kids must have giggling about those who do need walkers and canes.

Unbelievable !

.


30 posted on 05/02/2013 11:14:46 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Responsibility2nd

In the article, she mentions that a local restaurant serves BBQ on trashcan lids. I’d think that they are copying that place — some local lore

Muffin top Monday and the massages though — that’s a bit creepy


31 posted on 05/02/2013 11:18:45 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: Responsibility2nd

In the article, she mentions that a local restaurant serves BBQ on trashcan lids. I’d think that they are copying that place — some local lore

Muffin top Monday and the massages though — that’s a bit creepy


32 posted on 05/02/2013 11:18:46 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: Responsibility2nd

Okay....now THIS is bizarre....another school with the identical theme, but check the article, some of the phrases that people use are IDENTICAL... odd as a cod

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/springfield-mo/T0TM6SCOG5E7G69IF


33 posted on 05/02/2013 11:25:00 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: Mears

Good grief. My 92-year-old grandmother thought it was cute ... and she actually had a walker.

Never known somebody from the WWII generation that was quite so fussy about something so harmless as a kindergartener dressing up like a 100-year-old.

So much for stoicism.

SnakeDoc


34 posted on 05/02/2013 11:34:06 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: SnakeDoctor; Mears
The WWII generation was rightly taught to respect their elders.

Encouraging kindergarteners to treat them as objects of mockery isn't the slightest bit amusing and plants a bad seed in their minds.

Hey, why not a Cerebral Palsy day or a Terminal Cancer Patient Day for a real hoot?

35 posted on 05/02/2013 12:14:28 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge

And elders rightly understood how not to take themselves so seriously that they would regard a kindergartener’s stereotypical 100-year-old costume as “disrespect”.

SnakeDoc


36 posted on 05/02/2013 12:29:10 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: dainbramaged

Have you been to Federal Way?


37 posted on 05/02/2013 12:34:46 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Madame Dufarge; SnakeDoctor

“Encouraging kindergarteners to treat them as objects of mockery isn’t the slightest bit amusing and plants a bad seed in their minds.”

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Thanks,Madam D. I was beginning to wonder if my sense of humor had become warped in my dotage.

.


38 posted on 05/02/2013 12:36:35 PM PDT by Mears
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To: FeliciaCat

39 posted on 05/02/2013 12:37:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SnakeDoctor; Mears
I remember my grandmother struggling with a walker after she went through surgery for a broken hip. It was a real knee-slapper, especially when the pain was written all over her face.

She never complained, and soldiered on.

I learned to have compassion for the elderly struggling silently to maintain their dignity and trying not to burden others.

These kids are being taught the wrong lesson, your cavalier dismissal notwithstanding.

40 posted on 05/02/2013 12:39:01 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Mears

We’ve taught my kindergarteners to laugh at themselves rather than being offended at every little perceived slight. Seems that lesson isn’t taught everywhere.

SnakeDoc


41 posted on 05/02/2013 12:42:45 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Madame Dufarge

They’re not taught to disrespect anybody. Its a costume. Your remarkable oversensitivity notwithstanding.

Good grief.

SnakeDoc


42 posted on 05/02/2013 12:44:08 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Mears; SnakeDoctor
My dear Mears, your sense of humor is still spot on.

Some things just aren't funny.

43 posted on 05/02/2013 12:44:50 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge

“I learned to have compassion for the elderly struggling silently to maintain their dignity and trying not to burden others.”

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It’s a very rough time of life. I have been (so far) one of the lucky ones.

I talked to an old friend this morning who lost her leg several months ago (diabetes), and is going through a very rough rehab process. She was an incredible skier but will manage. We may be old,but we’re tough.

One of my pet peeves though,is when an 18 year old clerk or waitress calls me “dear”. :-)

.


44 posted on 05/02/2013 12:51:12 PM PDT by Mears
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To: SnakeDoctor

“We’ve taught my kindergarteners to laugh at themselves -—

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We elders are constantly laughing at ourselves. I’ll also tolerate the teasing from my kids since they’re getting along in years themselves,but I wouldn’t tolerate it from my grandchildren.

We’re all different and that makes life interesting.

Ciao !


45 posted on 05/02/2013 12:57:20 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears
I'm sorry to hear about your friend; it surely is a rough time of life.

One of my pet peeves though,is when an 18 year old clerk or waitress calls me “dear”. :-)

Oh yeah, I know what you mean.

The local radio station constantly runs ads from Elder Services (or whatever the hell they call themselves) reminding the elderly to look both ways before they cross the street and not walk out in front of buses, etc. in the most unbelievably patronizing way you could imagine. I'm surprised they don't end the segments with a rousing rendition of "Itsy, Bitsy Spider" just for all us old idiots.

They drive me crazy, crazy I tell you!!

46 posted on 05/02/2013 1:07:51 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: stormer

Graduated high school there in 1970. My mother, brother and father are buried there. It used to be a relatively crime free suburb that was ruined by the King County bureaucrats allowing huge apartment complexes which in turn attracted way too many third world types, which forced the citizens to incorporate in 1996. There are still a whole lot of good people living in that area, and they (caucasians) are not the problem.


47 posted on 05/02/2013 1:31:48 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: Madame Dufarge

Oh. My. God.

Are you telling me that you are supposed to look both ways before crossing the street?

Who knew?

.


48 posted on 05/02/2013 5:44:50 PM PDT by Mears
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To: agere_contra

Don’t you get it? We are all animals. In the animal kingdom, when a lion wants to show he/she is above others, he/she has to act certain ways to prove it. Of course, this is a free country and you are always in the position to get even. If calling each other names and being louder make us feel better, by all means, anger management is important to our health.


49 posted on 09/23/2013 4:32:11 PM PDT by mulan (Molon Labe)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I have known black men who are more decent than you, just from what you just said. You should be ashamed of yourself.


50 posted on 09/23/2013 4:38:11 PM PDT by mulan (Molon Labe)
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