ANONOVA NEWS: Nursery school bosses [in Oxfordshire, UK] ordered the words of the rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep to be altered to Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep. The change was made to avoid offending children after teachers examined the nursery's equal opportunities policy. Stuart Chamberlain, manager of the Sure Start Centre in Oxford, could not explain why children might be offended...
Snow White's dwarves and Humpty Dumpty have also got the treatment "so as not to upset children," and "dangerous" conkers have been banned from some British playgrounds.
Finding offence where none was ever found, and danger where it isn't. It's not just bad poetry and bad judgement. It's just bloody stupid.LINKS: Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep - Ananova
Why black sheep are barred and Humpty can't be cracked - Times Online
TAGS: Political Correctness, Politics-UK, Education