Has the Race Card/ Political Correctness gone too far ?

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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,656
    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,656
    And if you're referencing the religious activist groups, I think that is a good example of the loudest voice being the 1%. Which is why there's so much misinformation out there, the loudest usually isn't the majority
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,430
    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I was taught abstinence only in the early 2000's
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  • mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I teach.

    Canadian curricular emphasis is to 'promote' (or encourage) abstinence.

    Birth control methods and risks are taught as well, but abstinence is an emphasis.
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  • PJfanwillneverleave1PJfanwillneverleave1 Posts: 12,885
    edited February 26

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I teach.

    Canadian curricular emphasis is to 'promote' (or encourage) abstinence.

    Birth control methods and risks are taught as well, but abstinence is an emphasis.
    Is there a disclaimer in the curricular that the emphasis is based upon the fact that abstinence is %100 effective and to leave it at that?
    I would think that as you say (encourage) can leave it open to much interpretation by the teacher as to how they impart this fact to students.

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  • RYMERYME Wisconsin Posts: 722
    edited February 26

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I teach.

    Canadian curricular emphasis is to 'promote' (or encourage) abstinence.

    Birth control methods and risks are taught as well, but abstinence is an emphasis.
    Is there a disclaimer in the curricular that the emphasis is based upon the fact that abstinence is %100 effective and to leave it at that?
    I would think that as you say (encourage) can leave it open to much interpretation by the teacher as to how they impart this fact to students.

    Yea. My fundamental disagreement with the way Obama ran the country had absolutely nothing to do with his race. I don't hate him I just disagree. I was never against him, he was my president of for 8 years and I had hoped that he would do XYZ. But that didn't happen.
    I think he would be much better suited to work the toll booth on a bridge somewhere, and would probably be handing out the wrong change all the time. But I never hated the guy and my disregard for him had nothing to do with race. I ment to make my own comment not attached to any ones.
    Post edited by RYME on
  • RYME said:

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I teach.

    Canadian curricular emphasis is to 'promote' (or encourage) abstinence.

    Birth control methods and risks are taught as well, but abstinence is an emphasis.
    Is there a disclaimer in the curricular that the emphasis is based upon the fact that abstinence is %100 effective and to leave it at that?
    I would think that as you say (encourage) can leave it open to much interpretation by the teacher as to how they impart this fact to students.

    Yea. My fundamental disagreement with the way Obama ran the country had absolutely nothing to do with his race. I don't hate him I just disagree. I was never against him, he was my president of for 8 years and I had hoped that he would do XYZ. But that didn't happen.
    I think he would be much better suited to work the toll booth on a bridge somewhere, and would probably be handing out the wrong change all the time. But I never hated the guy and my disregard for him had nothing to do with race. I ment to make my own comment not attached to any ones.
    Yea, umm sure. Your fundamental lack of understanding is exposing your hatred. It's okay though, you're still welcome here. And I think you confused Obama for Chris Christie. Try the meatloaf.

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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 9,430
    RYME said:

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I teach.

    Canadian curricular emphasis is to 'promote' (or encourage) abstinence.

    Birth control methods and risks are taught as well, but abstinence is an emphasis.
    Is there a disclaimer in the curricular that the emphasis is based upon the fact that abstinence is %100 effective and to leave it at that?
    I would think that as you say (encourage) can leave it open to much interpretation by the teacher as to how they impart this fact to students.

    Yea. My fundamental disagreement with the way Obama ran the country had absolutely nothing to do with his race. I don't hate him I just disagree. I was never against him, he was my president of for 8 years and I had hoped that he would do XYZ. But that didn't happen.
    I think he would be much better suited to work the toll booth on a bridge somewhere, and would probably be handing out the wrong change all the time. But I never hated the guy and my disregard for him had nothing to do with race. I ment to make my own comment not attached to any ones.
    Oh come on, a toll booth giving out the wrong change?
    A Harvard university lawyer? I'd like to know what kind of mental giant you are to belittle him so casually, you must be quite the distinguished intellect!
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,656
    rgambs said:

    RYME said:

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I teach.

    Canadian curricular emphasis is to 'promote' (or encourage) abstinence.

    Birth control methods and risks are taught as well, but abstinence is an emphasis.
    Is there a disclaimer in the curricular that the emphasis is based upon the fact that abstinence is %100 effective and to leave it at that?
    I would think that as you say (encourage) can leave it open to much interpretation by the teacher as to how they impart this fact to students.

    Yea. My fundamental disagreement with the way Obama ran the country had absolutely nothing to do with his race. I don't hate him I just disagree. I was never against him, he was my president of for 8 years and I had hoped that he would do XYZ. But that didn't happen.
    I think he would be much better suited to work the toll booth on a bridge somewhere, and would probably be handing out the wrong change all the time. But I never hated the guy and my disregard for him had nothing to do with race. I ment to make my own comment not attached to any ones.
    Oh come on, a toll booth giving out the wrong change?
    A Harvard university lawyer? I'd like to know what kind of mental giant you are to belittle him so casually, you must be quite the distinguished intellect!
    He did promise "change"
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,656

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I teach.

    Canadian curricular emphasis is to 'promote' (or encourage) abstinence.

    Birth control methods and risks are taught as well, but abstinence is an emphasis.
    Is there a disclaimer in the curricular that the emphasis is based upon the fact that abstinence is %100 effective and to leave it at that?
    I would think that as you say (encourage) can leave it open to much interpretation by the teacher as to how they impart this fact to students.

    That has been my experience. They will say abstinence is the only 100% method against pregnancy and STD, then that word is pretty much never said again. I wouldn't consider that teaching abstinence.
    And as far as how we got into this topic, more expensive birth control methods are usually only recccomended for long term relationships since they don't protect against STDs, so the defense "I prefer ____ but can't afford it" isn't a good one in my opinion. And if you are in one, the dude should be coughing up for half the cost. Which really isn't that expensive when you consider how much a one-time investment it is going to save you:
    The fathers are as much to blame when a mom winds up with 6 kids and can't even afford to take care of one, unfortunately they often don't suffer the consequnces of it though.
  • mace1229 said:

    rgambs said:

    RYME said:

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I teach.

    Canadian curricular emphasis is to 'promote' (or encourage) abstinence.

    Birth control methods and risks are taught as well, but abstinence is an emphasis.
    Is there a disclaimer in the curricular that the emphasis is based upon the fact that abstinence is %100 effective and to leave it at that?
    I would think that as you say (encourage) can leave it open to much interpretation by the teacher as to how they impart this fact to students.

    Yea. My fundamental disagreement with the way Obama ran the country had absolutely nothing to do with his race. I don't hate him I just disagree. I was never against him, he was my president of for 8 years and I had hoped that he would do XYZ. But that didn't happen.
    I think he would be much better suited to work the toll booth on a bridge somewhere, and would probably be handing out the wrong change all the time. But I never hated the guy and my disregard for him had nothing to do with race. I ment to make my own comment not attached to any ones.
    Oh come on, a toll booth giving out the wrong change?
    A Harvard university lawyer? I'd like to know what kind of mental giant you are to belittle him so casually, you must be quite the distinguished intellect!
    He did promise "change"
    And he brought it. Cry all you want about the black man in office or buy what Trump is selling about "you finally have a president" but Obama turned the economy around, got the bogey man and had the most class and transparency since Carter (I know Benghazi, fast and furious but but but). Dog whistle much?

    Follow the money like Issa, impeach Trump.
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,656
    It was a joke dude
  • mace1229 said:

    It was a joke dude

    Ummm, sure.
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  • RYMERYME Wisconsin Posts: 722
    rgambs said:

    RYME said:

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I teach.

    Canadian curricular emphasis is to 'promote' (or encourage) abstinence.

    Birth control methods and risks are taught as well, but abstinence is an emphasis.
    Is there a disclaimer in the curricular that the emphasis is based upon the fact that abstinence is %100 effective and to leave it at that?
    I would think that as you say (encourage) can leave it open to much interpretation by the teacher as to how they impart this fact to students.

    Yea. My fundamental disagreement with the way Obama ran the country had absolutely nothing to do with his race. I don't hate him I just disagree. I was never against him, he was my president of for 8 years and I had hoped that he would do XYZ. But that didn't happen.
    I think he would be much better suited to work the toll booth on a bridge somewhere, and would probably be handing out the wrong change all the time. But I never hated the guy and my disregard for him had nothing to do with race. I ment to make my own comment not attached to any ones.
    Oh come on, a toll booth giving out the wrong change?
    A Harvard university lawyer? I'd like to know what kind of mental giant you are to belittle him so casually, you must be quite the distinguished intellect!
    Na no hate here, nothing to be exposed.
    I don't know how much intellect it takes to drive a 80,000 pound truck down the road that's what I do.
    Good one on the Chris Christie come back though. Maby they could bear hug again and work in the same bridge toll booth. 2 peas in a pod.
  • RYMERYME Wisconsin Posts: 722
    Also with my sharp as a tack intellect, I have sense of humor.
    Trump looks to me like he could oust Drew Cary and take over that long skinny microphone on The Price is Right!
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849
    rgambs said:

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I was taught abstinence only in the early 2000's
    Ahhhhh, those lovely George W years and all that ridiculous Christian nonsense...

    Remember when that goofball grandstanded and said he was proposing a constitutional amendment to BAN gay marriage?

    #wrongsideofhistory

  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849
    RYME said:

    Also with my sharp as a tack intellect, I have sense of humor.
    Trump looks to me like he could oust Drew Cary and take over that long skinny microphone on The Price is Right!

    I support that. Just get him the hell out of the Oval Office lol
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,656
    my2hands said:

    rgambs said:

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I was taught abstinence only in the early 2000's
    Ahhhhh, those lovely George W years and all that ridiculous Christian nonsense...

    Remember when that goofball grandstanded and said he was proposing a constitutional amendment to BAN gay marriage?

    #wrongsideofhistory

    Has everyone forgotten Hilary was against gay marriage until about 4 years ago when she realized her platform didn't win in 2008? Or that she supported her husband's ban prior to that? If Hilary had won in 2008 it would still be banned.
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849
    mace1229 said:

    my2hands said:

    rgambs said:

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I was taught abstinence only in the early 2000's
    Ahhhhh, those lovely George W years and all that ridiculous Christian nonsense...

    Remember when that goofball grandstanded and said he was proposing a constitutional amendment to BAN gay marriage?

    #wrongsideofhistory

    Has everyone forgotten Hilary was against gay marriage until about 4 years ago when she realized her platform didn't win in 2008? Or that she supported her husband's ban prior to that? If Hilary had won in 2008 it would still be banned.
    #1 - wtf does Hillary have to do with anything?
    #2 - The Supreme Court is the one that ruled and made gay marriage the law of the land.
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849
    But...but... but... Hillary

    lol
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,656
    edited February 28
    my2hands said:

    mace1229 said:

    my2hands said:

    rgambs said:

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I was taught abstinence only in the early 2000's
    Ahhhhh, those lovely George W years and all that ridiculous Christian nonsense...

    Remember when that goofball grandstanded and said he was proposing a constitutional amendment to BAN gay marriage?

    #wrongsideofhistory

    Has everyone forgotten Hilary was against gay marriage until about 4 years ago when she realized her platform didn't win in 2008? Or that she supported her husband's ban prior to that? If Hilary had won in 2008 it would still be banned.
    #1 - wtf does Hillary have to do with anything?
    #2 - The Supreme Court is the one that ruled and made gay marriage the law of the land.
    Well since my response was a reply to your comment where you brought up Bush. Bush has been out of office 8 years. If he's relevant to this conversation, wouldn't someone who less than 4 months ago was expected to be president be a lot more relevant?
    Before you rant over the fact I brought up someone who is still politically relevant, complain about the people still talking about Bush first. Which was you actually.
    So go ahead, talk about Bush from 8 years ago and then be all confused when Hilary is brought up as a direct response.
    Post edited by mace1229 on
  • mace1229 said:

    my2hands said:

    rgambs said:

    mace1229 said:

    I've worked at several schools and none of the taught abstinence. Maybe in the 80s they did, I don't know. Now most give out free condoms.
    I'm not sure where you're getting your information from, but premarital sex is very much accepted here, and a variety of methods of birth control are taught in public schools.

    I was taught abstinence only in the early 2000's
    Ahhhhh, those lovely George W years and all that ridiculous Christian nonsense...

    Remember when that goofball grandstanded and said he was proposing a constitutional amendment to BAN gay marriage?

    #wrongsideofhistory

    Has everyone forgotten Hilary was against gay marriage until about 4 years ago when she realized her platform didn't win in 2008? Or that she supported her husband's ban prior to that? If Hilary had won in 2008 it would still be banned.
    So was Obama before he was for it. Sometimes you have to wait for the general public to accept something that to them has become okay or acceptable. Look at marijuana laws. Trump's AG is opposed but overwhelming majorities of the American public are for legalization. And in 10-15 years, pot will be legal and the feds will have dropped it.
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 1,656
    Totally agree. I was just pointing out that criticizing a former president's stance who took office 16 years ago and calling him a "goofball" for it seems a little ironic when the person who most here wanted to be president had the same stance just a couple years ago.
    Which actually made me laugh harder when it is apparently okay and relevant to bring up someone who took office in 2001, but the 2016 presidential candidate, who had the same stance, is totally and completely irrelevant to this topic.
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 11,989
    mace1229 said:

    Totally agree. I was just pointing out that criticizing a former president's stance who took office 16 years ago and calling him a "goofball" for it seems a little ironic when the person who most here wanted to be president had the same stance just a couple years ago.
    Which actually made me laugh harder when it is apparently okay and relevant to bring up someone who took office in 2001, but the 2016 presidential candidate, who had the same stance, is totally and completely irrelevant to this topic.

    it's a simple kneejerk reaction to all the "but, but, hillary..." bullshit when someone insults Trump. most of the time it's warranted, but you're right, the door was opened for you to walk through on this one.
    T minus 9 days and counting..........
  • rssesqrssesq Fairfield CountyPosts: 3,299
    my2hands said:

    But...but... but... Hillary

    lol

    What what what what


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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849
    mace1229 said:

    Totally agree. I was just pointing out that criticizing a former president's stance who took office 16 years ago and calling him a "goofball" for it seems a little ironic when the person who most here wanted to be president had the same stance just a couple years ago.
    Which actually made me laugh harder when it is apparently okay and relevant to bring up someone who took office in 2001, but the 2016 presidential candidate, who had the same stance, is totally and completely irrelevant to this topic.

    George Bush was actually the President so what he thought and did mattered just a little more than candidate HRC
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 37,580
    PC-ness has gone too far in some instances, but not in this one. I agree that his excuse is bullshit.
    PP193448 said:

    mcgruff10 said:

    What about something like this?

    School apologizes for fried chicken menu for Black History Month

    Print Email Kevin Shea | For NJ.com By Kevin Shea | For NJ.com
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    on February 20, 2017 at 4:33 PM, updated February 20, 2017 at 5:26 PM
    HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP -- The township schools superintendent apologized to parents for a recent high school lunch menu that served fried chicken to celebrate Black History Month.

    The Feb. 16 lunch menu at Hopewell Valley Central High School also listed corn bread, sweet potato casserole, sauteed spinach, mac & cheese and peach and apple crisps.

    It's not clear who complained about the menu.

    "The decision to include these items without any context or explanation, reinforces racial stereotypes and is not consistent with our district mission and efforts to improve cultural competency among our students and staff," Superintendent Thomas A. Smith wrote in a message to the high school community.

    Smith wrote that district's food service vendor, Pomptonian, had apologized to the district and they are meeting with the company "to reinforce our district values."

    Smith could not be reached for comment Monday. Schools were closed.

    Pomptonian Vice President Cathy Penna said one of their directors - based at the school - worked closely with the high school on creating a menu event to celebrate Black History Month.

    "The suggestion was to do something to celebrate soul food," Penna said in an email. The company tries to offer a diverse menu respecting different cultures, she wrote.

    "Pomptonian deeply regrets that, out of context, this menu may have been perceived by individuals as insensitive or in poor taste," Penna said. "The director at this location never intended to do anything that would offend anyone and deeply regrets the decision and understands that it could have been taken out of context."

    The family-owned company, based in Fairfield and in business over 50 years, says they provide meals to more than 350 schools across the state.

    The high school has about 1,200 students, of which 82 percent are white, 10 percent Asian, 3.8 percent black and 3.6 percent Hispanic, records show.

    So why would anyone try to celebrate black history month with cafeteria menu items. Seems really awkward. Just asking for trouble with this one. Maybe some research and to prepare authentic African cuisine may have been better... but still this is pretty dumb.
    Schools have all kinds of international day events where that cultural group's food is served. Is serving fried chicken for black history month any different than serving chow mein for Chinese New Year or whatever? Tacos on Cinco de Mayo? Now the question is, what is different from that when it comes to African Americans and (boring) soul food, if anything? If anything, I would say it's because African Americans have "traditionally" often eaten such a menu for a long time in America because that is the kind of meals they managed to pull together while living on slave row. I can see how that leads to it being inappropriate to serve such a menu to celebrate black history month. I guess. The thing is, that kind of menu is still enjoyed by African Americans as a kind of tradition or down-home meal as far as I can tell. So given that, is the history of slavery that is necessarily tied to the cuisine automatically offensive as a "stereotype"? Geez, I don't even know whether or not everything I just typed is offensive to someone. :worried:
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  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849
    "boring" soul food?????

    Get this girl some greens!!!
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 12,849
    Speaking of fried chicken...

    When we were in Memphis in 2014 to see PJ we went to Gus's fried chicken... holy shit that was life changing... it was like I was having fried chicken for the first time and haven't had anything even close since

  • riley540riley540 Bellingham WAPosts: 635
    I think he biggest sin is white people who don't like fried chicken. I went to Popeyes once, back in Alaska and it was black central. Like have white people never heard of this shit? So fucking good
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