There seem to be fewer and fewer activities Americans can take part in that will not somehow result in accusations of racial discrimination. As one North Dakota elementary school demonstrated, such allegations are not reserved for adults.
After one parent of a Bennett Elementary School student complained, administrators decided to cancel a planned performance of the classic Village People song “YMCA.”
“I’m not in a position to do anything for these educators,” mother Elaine Bolman said; “and hopefully those people that are can make the right choices so all students of any culture and race won’t feel singled out or like their race is being stereotyped against.”
Elaine Bolman, mother of Bennett Elementary student, way to ruin a fun day for the rest of the school #growup
— Erik Craig Weiss (@ErikCraigWeiss) May 14, 2014
The ‘70s band, consisting of five members each dressed up as a different characters, is reportedly now off-limits for young kids hoping to have a fun time performing in costume. Bolman apparently determined it is “racist” to don garb associated with an American Indian, which – along with a policeman, cowboy, biker, and construction worker – represented one-fifth of the Village People.
They really don’t like indians in ND? Bennett Elementary School cancels performance of ‘YMCA’ over racism concerns http://t.co/09ze7JlK47
— Merle Ihne, III (@MerleIhneIII) May 16, 2014
As is typically the case, school officials caved into the request of the outraged parent, siding with the prevailing sentiment of highly sensitive political correctness.
While the flamboyant band might be seen as offensive to some viewers’ senses, exposing six-year-old children to accusations of racism might strike many parents in the district as an inappropriate response. Nevertheless, these kids were informed their planned performance is considered unacceptable in today’s America.
Nearly 20 years ago, leftist icon Hillary Clinton wrote a book expanding on the proverb that it “takes a village to raise a child.”
The Village People, on the other hand, apparently have no place in the process.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom