Month: October 2019

HALLOWEEN BRIDE COSTUMES

It seems that every year now, there is a new outrage about Halloween costumes.  Sometimes, concern and re-thinking what has always been done in the past, with new eyes, is prudent.  For example, anyone walking around in this day and age in blackface deserves to be blasted for being so stupid and insensitive. You can’t plead ignorance…

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HALLOWEEN BRIDE COSTUMES

DOES CONTEXT MATTER????

Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word.  Scores of Madison West High School students walked out of…

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DOES CONTEXT MATTER????

NO CLOWNING AROUND THIS HALLOWEEN

At my daughter’s middle school they are allowed to wear their costumes on Halloween. I think that is really cool. It’s a fun holiday and unless it is a religious day for you it really is all about the kids.  However, there are some guidelines as to what the kids can wear. Actually there are…

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NO CLOWNING AROUND THIS HALLOWEEN

WEIGHING IN

One of the stories we will discuss on the October 8th show is the issue of body shaming. A 9 year old student refused to answer the following math problem in school: ” The table to the right shows the weight of three Grade 4 students. How much heavier is Isabell than the lightest student?”…

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WEIGHING IN