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January 06, 2004

What it's really about-Three Little Pigs Banned

Another data point that suggests P.C. is about moral posturing, not genuine sensitivity and civility. From School Library Journal:

A West Yorkshire nursery school has banned the story of the three little pigs from classrooms for fear of offending Muslims. Barbara Harris, headmistress at Park Road Junior Infant and Nursery School, told teachers to remove all books featuring pigs from classrooms with children under age seven. Harris cited her concern for the "religious sensitivities" of 60 percent of the school's students who are Muslim, reported the London Daily Mail. Islamic leaders condemned the school's decision, saying Muslims are prohibited from eating pork—not from reading books about pigs.

Posted by razib at 10:52 AM