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    • missmoonriver

      She’s not saying she should have medaled - if you read her actual comments, and not just Buzzfeeds editorialized perception of them, you’d understand she’s questioning how the 15 year old Russian who fell in both skates placed higher than her and how clearly, Yuna Kim should have won. One judge who scored the Women’s final was suspended for trying to fix Ice dancing at the 1998 Olympics. A change.org petition already has over a million signatures. Katarina Witt, the only woman to win gold in ice skating at back to back Olympics said “I am stunned by this result, I don’t understand the scoring.” Should Katarina too “be ashamed for b*tching?” Or the million plus people that are asking for an investigation? In my estimation the people that should be ashamed are those that are commenting so harshly on an athlete’s comments, without ever bothering to find out what she meant.

    • missmoonriver

      These are books for a private school- not public. Furthermore, a book cannot be unconstitutional. A public school’s curriculum and choices can be, but not a private religiously affiliated school that allows voucher students. And by the time these fifth grade children are becoming scientists and doctors they’ve probably taken one or two more science classes that focus on current scientific beliefs and practices. Hope you’re not becoming a lawyer with your understanding of the constitution- should I blame you or your fifth grade teacher?

    • missmoonriver

      Hello Andrew,
      These “state-sponsored schools” are private schools. Louisiana recently began a voucher program that enables certain public school students to attend PRIVATE schools. As a teacher at the highest performing public elementary school in the state of Louisiana (Two time National Blue Ribbon Award), I can say with 100% certainty that this is not what’s taught in Louisiana public schools. And I’d guess that the majority of voucher students and their parents would rather their child grow up being taught creationism by a caring, invested teacher, than evolution at their old school, which had to of fallen below state standards in order to be eligible for the program in the first place.
      Before you classify a state’s education (and regardless of your use of the word “some” you had to know the take-away would be more) might I suggest you fully understand what your posting about.  Too bad I can’t hit you with a fail tag, damn.

    • missmoonriver

      Racism is defined as:
      The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, esp. so as to distinguish it as…
      Prejudice or discrimination directed against someone of a different race based on such a belief. …none of these examples of “racism” seem to fit the definition. Fashion is essentially dress up- it’s a costume. I teach pre-school and my class is making Native American headdresses tomorrow out of construction paper… (Which I’d venture to bet the host/poster did at some point in their life as well) so are my three year olds racist? Am I racist for teaching them about Native Americans during a Thanksgiving unit? Or the little girl that wears a Pocahantas costume? It’s obvious the fashion designers/stylists are inspired by Native American traditions and mean this as a compliment/complimentary backdrop. If someone was carrying a tomahawk and singing Five Little Injuns, I’d get it, but at worst it’s misguided inspiration- not racism.