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The parents of children who attend a primary school in Valais in southern Switzerland have complained over the use of a game entitled "Who's afraid of the black man?", a hide-and-seek game they argue is 'racist".

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Re: Parents slam school over 'racist' game

"The Bogeyman is known as Der schwarze Mann (the black man). "Schwarz" does not refer to the colour of his skin (most Germans had never met a real black person during the time these legends developed) but to his preference for hiding in dark places, like the closet, under the bed of children or in forests at night. There is also an active game for little children which is called Wer hat Angst vorm schwarzen Mann? (Who is afraid of the black man?) or an old traditional folk song Es tanzt ein Bi-Ba-Butzemann in unserm Haus herum (A Bi-Ba-Bogeyman dances around in our house)". (Wikipedia)

However, in modern times the title of the game should be changed, I think.
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I don't think it should be changed. I remember how irritated I was when my Niece didn't learn Baa Baa Black Sheep but Baa Baa Happy sheep at Nursery.

And how frustrated teachers were when they had to call it a chalk board rather than a black board. Or a marker board instead of a white board.
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I don't think it should be changed. I remember how irritated I was when my Niece didn't learn Baa Baa Black Sheep but Baa Baa Happy sheep at Nursery.

And how frustrated teachers were when they had to call it a chalk board rather than a black board. Or a marker board instead of a white board.
In your examples I wouldn't change anything, either. That's just insane.
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In your examples I wouldn't change anything, either. That's just insane.
Change you say...

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Is there really any point in groaning a news bot (even if it does have some shadowy person behind it)? Or thanking it, or giving it rep, either?

Seems strange to me. All it's doing is delivering (what it thinks is) news, without comment or opinion.

Huh. Maybe it's just me.

Back on topic, I'm with Porsch. Can't stand all this PC crap.
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And how frustrated teachers were when they had to call it a chalk board rather than a black board. Or a marker board instead of a white board.
Whatever is this world coming to?
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Re: Parents slam school over 'racist' game

How would you like your coffee?

Not quite the darkest shade possible or maybe with a hint of lighter pastels?

Political correctness my ass. I'll call a spade a shovel and my pointy hat is just for decoration to scare the "Trick or Treaters" at Halloween.
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my pointy hat is just for decoration to scare the "Trick or Treaters" at Halloween.
Dude, you don't have the right coloring for a witch

I find this extent of political correctness is perhaps one step too far ?
We're all going to banish our colors because nobody will ever be able to be proud of theirs any more.

It would be bland if we were all the same.
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The parents of children who attend a primary school in Valais in southern Switzerland have complained over the use of a game entitled "Who's afraid of the black man?", a hide-and-seek game they argue is 'racist".

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Sorry, but the headline should read "Bored parents find something juicy to get all offended and start a "campaign" about."

It's a long stretch between the cake stall in the summer and the Christmas concert in a couple of months. Guess they've got to fill their time with something that gives them an excuse to tittle tattle down at Starbucks.
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