11-05-2008, 12:37 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
On the Oregon ballot--
Apparently there was a measure on the Oregon ballot to limit the number of years in school a student can spend studying another language to two.
Now, it got defeated. So, awesome.
Seriously?We're so petrified of what, multiculturalism, illegal immigration, something else? That we're willing to limit how much of another language we're willing to teach our kids???
Anyone else think that's as f-ed up as I do??
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."