This Classic Nursery Rhyme Was Just Deemed Racist And Sexist By Childcare Centers
Source: Western Journalism
Author: F. PETER BROWN
The song “Baa, Baa Black Sheep” is one of the world’s most famous nursery rhymes. Now childcare centers in Australia are calling the song both racist and sexist.
The Herald Sun writes:
Staff at childcare centres in the south-eastern suburbs told the Herald Sun the lyric was being changed because of concerns over the racial connotations of “black”, and to reflect a multicultural community.
Kindergarten teachers have told the Herald Sun a centre in Melbourne’s east had also considered changing the line “one for the little boy who lives down the lane” in case it could be deemed sexist.
One Herald Sun reader, named Gavin, wrote:
“I am a person who has black skin. Can we please stop with the political correctness, it’s becoming a joke. The song is called baa baa black sheep. No need to change it!”
Another Herald Sun reader, Leonie Meadows, wrote: “It certainly is taking it too far. We have black sheep why can’t we call them black? Are we going to ban the colour black?”
What do you think? Has political correctness gone way too far here?
h/t: The Herald Sun
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