Today's award goes, with a snort of derision, to the politically-correct idiots in charge of young children's education in Victoria, Australia.
Baa, Baa Black Sheep could be the latest nursery rhyme to bite the dust because of political correctness.
Staff at childcare centres and kindergartens in Victoria have been changing the lyrics because of the concerns over the racial connotations of the word “black”, the Herald Sun reports.
A kindergarten in Melbourne’s east was also considering changing the line “one for the little boy who lives down the lane” lest it be viewed as sexist.
At Malvern East’s Central Park Child Care children were still allowed to use the word “black” if they wanted to, co-ordinator Celine Pieterse said.
“We try to introduce a variety of sheep,” she said.
There's more at the link.
Really? Really? Well, if they insist, here are a few more politically correct nursery rhyme suggestions:
- Humpty Dumpty can no longer have "all the King's horses and all the King's men" try to put him together again. That's sexist.
- The three blind mice are now to be described as "visually challenged".
- "Hickory Dickory Dock" will have to change. You can't discriminate against other hardwoods by referring to hickory alone. That's tree-ist.
I invite readers to contribute their own suggestions for PC nursery rhyme revisions in Comments.
Oy gevalt . . .