What a shame. . . . the sad part is that the (closer to) average Americans
living there and trying to raise a family in that chaos. (My uncle is a Doctor/Speaker for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and raised 3 great children there) This type of outrageous acceptance and embracement of a foreign/minor/bizarre culture has gotten out of hand. . . . but it has been brewing for sometime. And not just in that part of the country. . .
Half of my grade school years were spent in an area that forced us to spend a good part of our "American" history classes having certain cultures shoved down our throats. It really turned me off of history as a whole for a long time after. It bothers me (maybe even more so now) knowing what I missed out on that could have really enriched my education and my life.
Three months out of a school year were spent in, insert culture here: "________" History Month.
Yet I can remember very
lessons dedicated to any more "traditional" American cultures. My brother, friends and myself being AMERICAN
(mostly Irish/German/Scot type mutts
) were taught of our families arrival in the states and practiced our traditions at home, but were strongly discouraged
from expressing them in school, because the Native American students (New Mexico school) found them to be offensive.
It was great in Art classes too. We made "Dream-catchers", headdresses and practiced Native dances. For field trips we went to cliff dwellings and other ruins and constantly reminded of how beautiful
of a culture we wiped out. . .
Sorry for the ramble, but I now have daughters coming into gradeschool and already beginning to see the similar trend. "You must
accept EVERYONE for what they are and where they are from, unless you're just a plain old traditional, hard working, tax paying, law abiding, contributing member of AMERICAN