March 05, 2016

Nanny State Ninny Award for February: No “indigenous” logos on campus

David MenziesMission Specialist

Our Nanny State Ninny Award for February goes to Toronto school board “equity officials” lobbying the provincial government and directors of education to change school dress codes.

If you’re thinking the focus of their dress code prohibition is short hem lines or revealing tank tops, think again.

These equity officials are concerned with the logos and nicknames of pro sports teams – specifically, the logos and nicknames of teams that pay homage to aboriginal culture.

Here’s what the Equity Committee said to Ontario Education Minister Liz Sandals:

“The use of pejorative indigenous names, logos and mascots is both an exploitation of indigenous cultural, spiritual and intellectual identity, and in many cases, a racist misrepresentation of that identity.”

I doubt they asked any individual natives how they feel about these logos and nicknames because I’ve met natives who use their own money to purchase such sports paraphernalia.

And what if this ban is implemented and a native student breaks the dress code? Would he be sent home?

Remember when schools were concerned about teaching the three Rs? Now their concern seems to be creating politically correct minions, and who cares if they can spell?

With Equity Committees proposing apparel bans on campus, I must ask:

Why is it that so many people in charge of educating our kids are so stupid?

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commented 2016-03-05 20:23:54 -0500
It’s absurd.
commented 2016-03-05 17:08:42 -0500
I really love the lefties in this country, it makes for good laughs.
commented 2016-03-05 14:35:09 -0500
Acuuna, thanks for the edjumucation. They now must rename Toronto, Canada, Lake Huron and so on. These educators are educating the children? Outstanding. Has anyone thought to ask the citizens of Kansas City, Chicago, Stan Makita (my jersey was his #21) what they think of Toronto School Board?
commented 2016-03-05 13:39:54 -0500
This is all about Mind control and Identity loss, it is the early introduction to Sharia Law. Introduced by Muslim loving Marxist.
commented 2016-03-05 12:50:55 -0500
How is it that we are paying teachers and educrats more money than ever and yet there are so many kids who can’t spell, read or write or do simple arithmetic?
Something’s not working here folks!
Oh, that’s right; we’re in a liberal, enlightened society. How’s that working out?
commented 2016-03-05 12:32:01 -0500
Latter issue of now magazine: Canada is racist, it’s a rock and roll nation, people avoid and don’t like urban black hip hop music, don’t go to concerts, venues don’t specialize….

Former issue: listening, hosting, embracing urban music is a racist cultural appropriation and should be illegal
commented 2016-03-05 11:33:23 -0500
Canadian Mongrel I am shocked that the Cree Culture robbed the Scots of their bannock. I demand that the Cree have to take “Culture Sensitivity Training”. Clearly this cultural theft has to be righted so my way back in the woodpile Scottish Roots are not offended.
commented 2016-03-05 11:15:38 -0500
@ Canadian Mongrel
I had the same Blackhawks jersey ! wore it till it fell off….
commented 2016-03-05 11:11:35 -0500
@ Susan Diotte
you better send that to the Toronto District School Board. their identity politics are biting them on the ass. a prime example of cognitive dissonance. I would love to hear their sophistry on that one!
sounds like micro-aggression to me. their argument has no internal consistency and the virtue signaling is set to maximum. I take this as an Ad Hominen logical fallacy from people who believe the power dynamics of the situation gives them the right to dictate policy based on a regressive ideology.
is this really the hill they are going to die on?
commented 2016-03-05 11:03:40 -0500
Great thoughts Acuuna. My mongrel background was ready to post similarly. As an elementary kid I had a Blackhawks jersey because the name and logo were so cool. Also because it had #9 on it (Bobby Hull, for young’ so).

So instead I’ll ask if Cree should give up the names McKenzie, Flett, Campbell, Potts, etc; stop claiming bannoc as their cuisine; and having blanket ceremonies with wool blankets. These aspects of current Cree culture might be considered culturally insensitive to Scots.
commented 2016-03-05 10:42:20 -0500
Right on Acuuna!
commented 2016-03-05 10:39:52 -0500
I guess they did not see the commercial that details the origins of the name, ‘Canada’ either.
commented 2016-03-05 10:28:32 -0500
Keep up the good work David.
I look forward to your commentaries.
commented 2016-03-05 10:18:24 -0500
This is what happens when you give jobs to people who have nothing important to do.
commented 2016-03-05 10:14:27 -0500
They are so stupid most school boards are made up of x teachers Marxist union goons,and all other socialists that they can find in that town.
commented 2016-03-05 10:13:55 -0500
if Acuuna likes native images on sportswear and is not offended in the least, rather kind of proud of their representation, then the Toronto school board is fubar beyond belief. if that is the game, then change the god damn name of Toronto you fucking idiots! you have culturally appropriated the name from my people.
I mean really, you didn’t think Acuuna or Toronto was a white Anglo-Saxon name, did you?