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Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by 1963, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Jim_from_the_South

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    Nice, now we have solutions for things that were not actually problems. Next they will bring in Calif. psychic to tell us what our future problems will be. This will not end well.
     
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    Sesame Street introduces two Black Muppets to teach Elmo skin color is 'an important part of who we are'

    Sesame Street introduced two Black Muppets this week as part of its initiative to teach children "The ABC's of Racial Literacy."

    According to the "Sesame Street in Communities" website, "racial literacy" is defined as "the knowledge, skills, and awareness needed to talk thoughtfully about race and racism; this naturally includes having a rich vocabulary including terms such as race, racism, prejudice, ally, upstander, and so on."

    In addition, the site says, racial literacy means having "the ability to identify racism when it happens," "having strategies to counter or cope with racism," and "understanding the role racism plays in society."

    "You hold great power to help children better understand this complicated, flawed, often unfair world. Your words matter, and talking honestly and directly about race and diversity is the beginning of racial literacy," Sesame Street in Communities urges parents and guardians. "Even if children don’t understand the nuances of the words, being open to learning new words and understanding ideas from others’ perspectives is always helpful."

    In a video shared online, "Sesame Street" star Elmo meets Elijah and Wes, a Black father and son who are sitting on the bench in the park. After discussing the colors of the leaves and how the red ones match Elmo's fur and the brown ones match Wes' skin, Elmo asks why Wes' skin is brown.

    Elijah responds by explaining that the more melanin someone has, the "darker your skin looks."

    "The color of our skin is an important part of who we are," Elijah tells Elmo. "But we should all know that it's OK that we all look different in so very, many ways."

    "Things on the outside like our skin color or our hair texture or noses, our smiles and eyes make us who we are. Many people call this race," Elijah continues. "But even though we look different, we're all part of the human race."

    "Isn't it cool, Elmo?" Wes asks.

    "Very cool," Elmo responds.



    Elijah goes on to compare people to different colored leaves that come from "one amazing tree."

    "Standing strong, its branches like arms stretched wide with leaves of many different colors side-by-side swaying together in the breeze," Elijah says. "When people of all colors come together, we stand strong like this tree."

    Wes then picks up a leaf and tells Elmo it "looks just like us, two colors side-by-side."

    "It's beautiful," Elmo reacts.

    "Yeah, beautiful together," Wes adds

    In a separate music video, Elmo and Wes appear alongside Sesame Street characters Abby Cadabby and Rosita to sing a song about being "proud" in their own bodies.

    "My eyes are brown and your eyes are blue," Wes begins with Abby Cadabby.

    "But there is no difference. I'm still the same as you," the fairy Muppet replies.

    "I am proud and you should be too," Rosita then sings, Elmo follows, "There is no difference, Elmo has feelings like you."



    The chorus, in part, goes, "I am, you are, we are somebody... I am strong in my skin, strong in my skin yeah. And together we will always in, always win yeah," while displaying images of children of all races.

    "If something's wrong, I will stand up," Wes sings.

    "If something's unfair, Elmo will speak up," Elmo follows.

    Rosita and Abby Cadabby then go, "In this great big world, it's not okay to feel hurt. We're one big family, so let's care for each other."

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    Minnesota theater cancels production of Cinderella because the cast is 'too white'

    A local Minnesota theater has cancelled a production of Roger & Hammerstein's Cinderella because its cast was 'too white'.

    Chanhassen Dinner Theatres was scheduled to stage the show later this year before its artistic director stepped in to slam its lack of diversity.

    'It was 98 percent white, ' the artistic director, Michael Brindisi, told the Pioneer Press on Wednesday after looking at who had been cast.

    However, Chanhassen - located southwest of Minneapolis - has a population that is overwhelming white, and the racial demographics of the cast were not strikingly different from the city as a whole.

    According to the most recent census, 92.5 percent of people in Chanhassen are white. Less than 3 percent of residents are Hispanic, while 1.1 percent are black.

    No photos of the Cinderella cast were officially released before the show was scrapped.

    In a statement released on Monday, the theater stated: 'After careful consideration and with our ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we have made the decision to cancel our upcoming production.

    'In addition to changing future programming, we are establishing new pre-production protocols. We will be inviting (and paying) BIPOC artists to analyze the production with our creative teams through a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens... This conversation will happen before the design and casting process has begun.'

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  5. August

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    Wonder if they would have cancelled it if it was too black ??
     
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    "In his own statement, Pilkey said the book was "intended to showcase diversity, equality, and non-violent conflict resolution."
    The book is about friends who save the world using kung fu and the principles found in Chinese philosophy, he said."

    So now, pro-diversity books extolling Asian culture are being deemed racist! lol

    But now, what if anti-anti-anti racists were to now claim that pulling the book is itself an act of racism? Wouldn't that be a hoot?!
     
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    Stereotypes are often thought of as bad. Now, more than ever. But how is art, comedy, advertising, or even generic description possible without them? If representations were all super precise, they would be incapable of covering wider groups or categories.

    Extreme opponents of stereotypes are painting themselves into a corner to the point where depictions of racism, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, etc. designed to protest racism, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, etc. will themselves be censored just because they depict racism, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, etc.

    Likewise, depictions meant to bolster appreciation or pride of certain groups will find themselves denounced and censored because they employ stereotypes, as actually evidenced by the Dav Pilkey case in the preceding post.
     
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  9. Jim_from_the_South

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    PAYDAY CANDYBAR is considering changing its name, due to prejudice against those who do not work.
     
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    You're pulling our leg, ain't ya?
     
  11. nivek

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    That's a false rumor going around...

    Is the Payday Candy Bar Changing Its Name?

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  13. Jim_from_the_South

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    Just because that site may not be your political flavour doesn't mean they're wrong, I don't draw political lines across everything and everyone I come across, I may have done so a bit in the past but things have changed for me and life is too short for that nonsense and the political nonsense is a big reason why this country is so divided...To each their own, but that's just me...

    Here's another flavour for you...

    https://www.thatsnonsense.com/is-the-payday-candy-bar-changing-name-fact-check/

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  15. wwkirk

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    I was skeptical about the original post because it was just a statement with no link. Name changes for PC reasons are publicized all the time, so if it were legit it would likely be widely reported.
     
  16. nivek

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    There's just too much of this woke nonsense going on and much of it seems hypocritical in some ways, tolerant of this but not of that, it's borderline madness and will drive many people nuts before it's all over...

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  17. JahaRa

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    I actually think it is racist. I have watched a couple of captain underpants shows with my grandson and I really think anyone who would consider it racist doesn't even get the point of the show. They are the racist, fixating on racism is a racist activity.
     
  18. JahaRa

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    :D
     
  19. JahaRa

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    It is control freaks trying to impost thier fears and bias on the world, just like bible beaters insisting everyone must believe in a deity the exact same way they do. They are unhinged. And they try to make reasonable people seem like the ones that are unhinged.
     
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    Oxford music professors suggest scrapping sheet music from curriculum, say it's complicit in ‘white supremacy’

    Staff members within the University of Oxford’s music department have reportedly suggested removing sheet music from the school’s curriculum because of its supposed connections to a "colonial past."

    Professors said that music notation has not "shaken off its connection to its colonial past" and that sticking with it would be a "slap in the face" for students of color, according to documents reviewed by the British outlet The Telegraph.

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    The same faculty also reportedly questioned whether the current curriculum was complicit in "white supremacy," pointing to the program’s focus on "white European music from the slave period" – composers like Mozart and Beethoven.

    The professors further suggested that certain classical music skills – like playing the piano and conducting orchestral arrangements – ought not to be required given that they "structurally center white European music" and cause "students of color great distress."

    The faculty members said the curriculum should broaden its music offerings with studies like "African and African Diasporic Musics," "Global Musics," and "Popular Musics."

    Oxford’s music curriculum already offers non-Eurocentric course options, but the professors who proposed these changes said the school’s nearly "all-white faculty" gives "privilege to white musicians" by default.

    The proposed changes appeared to have driven in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

    "Arising from international Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the Faculty Board proposed making changes to enhance the diversity of the undergraduate curriculum."

    Fox News has reached out to Oxford University’s music department with a request for comment on the proposed changes.

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