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Performance of 'YMCA' at talent show by first-grade class cancelled for being 'racist'
UPI ^ | 05/14/2014 | Evan Bleier

Posted on 05/15/2014 8:56:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

FARGO, N.D., May 14 (UPI) --A North Dakota elementary school will not be allowing the young men and women in a first-grade class to perform YMCA at a talent show because a parent dubbed the planned performance "racist."

Students at Bennett Elementary School in Fargo were supposed to sing the famous Village People song during a May talent show.

The kids were supposed to come up dressed up like members of the '70s group - a policeman, a cowboy, a biker, a construction worker and a Native American.

Parent Elaine Bolman found it offensive that her daughter or her classmates would be asked to dress up like a stereotypical Native American caricature.

"I'm not in a position to do anything for these educators, and hopefully those people that are can make the right choices so all students of any culture and race won't feel singled out or like their race is being stereotyped against," Bolman told Inforum.


TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: injuns; racism; sodomy; ymca
Its (Not so) Fun to stay at the YMCA.
1 posted on 05/15/2014 8:56:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Maybe they could substitute GW Bush for the Indian.


2 posted on 05/15/2014 8:59:03 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Responsibility2nd

Obviously these people don’t know what the song is really about.


3 posted on 05/15/2014 9:00:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd
The sickness has spread everywhere.
4 posted on 05/15/2014 9:01:03 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: dfwgator

Obviously not. Otherwise they would celebrate the diversity of it.


5 posted on 05/15/2014 9:01:18 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is a bit confusing. How can this homosexual anthem be a bad thing? Aren’t little kids supposed to know and sing this with enthusiasm?


6 posted on 05/15/2014 9:01:28 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Now somebody needs to say they're glad it was cancelled because it glorifies sodomy.

7 posted on 05/15/2014 9:01:34 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: dfwgator

I was wondering, too, how appropriate YMCA is for a first grade to be performing it.

Maybe they were going to change the lyrics?

Then, again, they might want to do ‘In the Navy’.


8 posted on 05/15/2014 9:03:35 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

It is always amazing that one person can get this shut down but if half the parents protest a sex-ed course, they are ignored and vilified.


9 posted on 05/15/2014 9:05:47 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Whatever happened to majority rules? One parent? She could just to allow her kid to not participate. Jeez! BTW, I think it's an incredibly dumb thing to have 1st graders do. Just for the record.
10 posted on 05/15/2014 9:06:12 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: dfwgator

The kid is not dressing up as an Indian Chief. She is dressing up as a guy dressing up as an Indian Chief. Nobody, but nobody, who watched the Villiage People thought for a minute that the guy dressed up as an Indian Chief was an actual Indian Chief.

Of course, what the song is actually about is irrelevant. If they thought about that for a minute, they would have a conflict between the need to be “anti-racist” and the need to be “non-hetero-normative”.

When sacred cows collide, you get hamburger.


11 posted on 05/15/2014 9:09:49 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Responsibility2nd
North Dakota elementary school will not be allowing the young men and women in a first-grade class to perform YMCA.

Young men and women? In the first grade? Geez!!

12 posted on 05/15/2014 9:10:24 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Responsibility2nd

i’d come up with a better excuse not to sit through watching kids “perform” YMCA.


13 posted on 05/15/2014 9:10:45 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: defconw

Hmmmmm.

I just had a thought. (scary, I know)

What if this parent’s real objection WAS the queerness of it all? She knew that objecting to the queer nature of ‘YMCA’ would go absolutely nowhere, so she used a different angle; she played the reverse race card.

Yeah, I know. Not bloody likely. But something a smart conservative would do.


14 posted on 05/15/2014 9:11:23 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

15 posted on 05/15/2014 9:12:10 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: Secret Agent Man

Thinking back, it’s incredible how subversive The Village People were in advancing the gay agenda....back then people were pretty naive as to what they were all about, and as a result, it was one of the first vectors that really advanced the gay agenda.


16 posted on 05/15/2014 9:14:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

The guy in leather was a biker? I always thought he was dressed as a homosexual.

It would be hilarious if someone were to attack this mother, and the fact that the performance was cancelled, on the basis of homophobia ... claiming it was really shut down due to problems with the homosexual overtones of the group ...


17 posted on 05/15/2014 9:17:59 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Responsibility2nd

The virus has even hit North Dakota.


18 posted on 05/15/2014 9:20:43 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: dfwgator

now president mom jeans made “in the navy” the official song of the us navy.

the original chorus of “in the navy” was “in uranus” but they couldn’t get the rest of the song in the space theme...

/sarc but not really anymore


19 posted on 05/15/2014 9:21:49 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It would be brilliant.

She would know that criticizing the gayness of it would not only not help, but probably get her ostracized and placed in sensitivity classes.

But mention race... even for a slit second... boom, its gone!


20 posted on 05/15/2014 9:26:24 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Well maybe? I think the whole thing is stupid. 1st grade? Whatever happened to Old MacDonald had a Farm? I seriously believe that the government is putting drugs in the water or something. Teachers, cops, politicians, etc seem to have lost their damn minds.
21 posted on 05/15/2014 9:28:27 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: Haiku Guy
When sacred cows collide, you get hamburger.

I like that!

22 posted on 05/15/2014 9:31:30 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: dfwgator

I know one was straight—maybe the cop.


23 posted on 05/15/2014 9:36:29 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

Yes, the cop is straight.


24 posted on 05/15/2014 9:38:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s two taste treats in one. It is both a cornucopia of diversity and a stereotype at the same time.


25 posted on 05/15/2014 9:40:26 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: windcliff

Only the Cowboy and the Indian were homosexual.


26 posted on 05/15/2014 9:43:07 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Whatever else might be said, I don’t recall the Indian Chief being a source of conroversy when the VP were releasing their hits during the late 1970s.

Seems like just another hyper-sensitive ninny looking for a reason to be offended if that’s the only objection to kids performing a VP song.


27 posted on 05/15/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Dallas59

"Hast du gesehen in deine leben?"

28 posted on 05/15/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

You can’t win these days.

“Itsy Bitsy Spider” would probably enrage PETA.

.


29 posted on 05/15/2014 10:15:06 AM PDT by Mears
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“”Hast du gesehen in deine leben?””

And now the reason the song was cancelled. It’s north Dakota. They are missing one thing.

Schvartzes.


30 posted on 05/15/2014 10:15:44 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary"S)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Cop a valk, it’s alright.


31 posted on 05/15/2014 10:17:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Oy !

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32 posted on 05/15/2014 10:17:55 AM PDT by Mears
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To: dfwgator
Obviously these people don’t know what the song is really about.

33 posted on 05/15/2014 10:27:58 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Responsibility2nd

I find Parent Elaine offensive


34 posted on 05/15/2014 12:55:19 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: GeronL

...or removed from the building in hand cuffs....


35 posted on 05/15/2014 1:17:51 PM PDT by massmike ("You only live once, but it does help if you get to be young twice.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Some people are just too stupid to be allowed to raise children.


36 posted on 05/15/2014 1:19:03 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ms Bolman, why don’t you move to California and not contaminate the state of North Dakota.


37 posted on 05/15/2014 2:41:57 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Haiku Guy
When sacred cows collide, you get hamburger.

Ah geez, I got that one wrong. I thought that when sacred cows collided, one got veggieburgers...

Live and learn I guess...
38 posted on 05/15/2014 2:46:39 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Genoa

I’m glad it was canceled because it celebrates sodomy.

That being said, does a first grader know that? Or need to know that?


39 posted on 05/16/2014 5:21:58 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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