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Old 08-28-2012, 04:15 PM
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Political correctness gone to far

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Old 08-28-2012, 04:16 PM
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Holy shit. The absolute bottom of the political correctness barrel
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:31 PM
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I read this earlier. Its fucking sign language, its how he signs his name. The parents shouldn't have to change the kids name just because some dumb fucks don't like the fact he signs.

They can shove it up their bums.
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Holy shit. The absolute bottom of the political correctness barrel

Doubtful, I'm afraid. I don't know if this story is even true, but when it comes to PC, I gave up saying "this is as bad as it's gonna get" a long time ago.

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Just mind numbingly dumb. I love the school officials statement and how this is in anyway in the "best interest of the child". I hate over the top PC and people who can't use common sense in situations like this.
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Uncle Ferd says, "Gee, can't dey tell the difference between a lil' kid's fingers an' a gun?...

School Board Victimizes 3-Year-Old Deaf Boy
August 29, 2012: A Nebraska school district is telling the parents of a deaf 3-year-old boy that the sign language for his name, Hunter Spanjer, looks too much like a gun and must be changed.
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Despite the fact that Hunter uses Signing Exact English (S.E.E.), the standard sign language, for his name, the school district says that the gestures he makes too closely resemble a gun. The imagery of a “dangerous weapon” is created when he crosses his index and middle fingers and waves them slightly.

But, the child’s name apparently offends the Grand Island School districts “Weapons in Schools” Board Policy 8470 which forbids “any instrument…that looks like a weapon.” This apparently includes a 3-year-old’s hands. “Anybody that I have talked to thinks this is absolutely ridiculous. This is not threatening in any way,” Hunter’s grandmother Janet Logue told the local NCN news channel.

“We are working with the parents to come to the best solution we can for the child,” Jack Sheard, Grand Island Public Schools spokesperson, told KOLN. The American Civil Liberties Union has urged the district to reconsider its deeming of the child’s name as an offensive gesture.

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I had no idea Hall County Nebrasksa was a bastion of political correctness.
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The headline is wrong. They don't want him to change his name, they want him to change the way he "signs" his name.

The school is being stupid beyond belief.

If I were the parents, I would get the kid to change the sign for his name to two upraised middle fingers.

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The headline is wrong. They don't want him to change his name, they want him to change the way he "signs" his name.
Well... To a deaf person I would think that is his name as sure as a spoken one is to someone who could hear. It would be the same thing as a teacher telling the child you are pronouncing your name wrong to someone who could hear.

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If I were the parents, I would get the kid to change the sign for his name to two upraised middle fingers.

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The headline is wrong. They don't want him to change his name, they want him to change the way he "signs" his name.

The school is being stupid beyond belief.

If I were the parents, I would get the kid to change the sign for his name to two upraised middle fingers.

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The school is claiming the entire matter is a “misunderstanding” — but still wants Hunter to change his name.
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I had no idea Hall County Nebrasksa was a bastion of political correctness.


The PC Police are pretty much everywhere. Kinda like cockroaches.

And it doesn't take many of them to scare people into submission, they've been very effective. One good self-righteous, narcissistic, hypersensitive loudmouth can easily be enough.

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