The Drudge Report linked to a small report on the British tabloid, The Sun.
A SCHOOL was yesterday accused of MAKING teachers dress up as Asians for a day to celebrate a Muslim festival.
Kids at the 257-pupil primary have also been told to don ethnic garb even though most are Christians.
The morning assembly will be open to all parents but dads are BARRED from a women-only party in the afternoon because Muslim husbands object to wives mixing with other men.
Just two members of staff a part-time teacher and a teaching assistant are Muslim.
Yesterday a relative of one of the 39 others said: “Staff have got to go along with it or let’s face it, they would be branded racist.
“Who would put their job on the line? They have been told they have to embrace the day to show their diversity. But they are not all happy.”
The day aims to belatedly mark Eid, the end of Ramadan.
Sally Bloomer, head of Rufford primary school in Lye, West Midlands, insisted: “I have not heard of any complaints.
“It’s all part of a diversity project to promote multi-culturalism.” [Capitalization from The Sun -- CM]
At this point, I need to point out that I am part of the “oppressor class,” as defined by multi-culturalists, since I am an adult while male American. And as part of the group of guilty oppressors, I need to be educated to both understand and appreciate other cultures.
I could accept the multi-culturalism goal of expanding my awareness of other cultures if all cultures were equal, but they are not. I’ll give the multi-culturists time to recover from their shocked faint.
I refuse to accept that all cultures are equal. To do so, I would have to accept that Teutonic industry is equivalent to Aztec human sacrifices, or that genital-mutilating African tribesmen are the same as the Pilgrims. I don’t buy the premise of cultural equality, so I don’t see the need to “raise my awareness” of these cultures since that is multi-culty code for “accepting” those cultures. Which I don’t, so that makes me intolerant and discriminating. So sue me.
I find this story from England to be very telling about the nature of multi-culturalism: acceptance flows only one way. The British in the school must dress like and learn about Islam for Ramadan, but is there an equivalent requirement at Easter for everyone to dress like and learn about Christianity? Sure, and I have some Florida property I’ll sell you by the quart.
Whenever there is a clash between American and other cultures, multi-culturists tell us that we need to be sensitive and understanding of their cultures. And do they ever stress to those cultures that they need to be sensitive and understanding of our culture? Don’t be funny! It’s a one-way street of acceptance.
And I don’t accept that.