School Warns Students that Dressing Like the “Village People” is Racist

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


CantStopTheMusic

Apparently you can stop the music and Felipe Rose, despite being part Sioux, was really a racist. So were the Village People.

Has “Y.M.C.A.” ever struck you as a racist song? Well, one North Dakota parent complained about a school performance of the song, and her complaint got Bennett Elementary School to pull the song from the school’s talent show in May. However, the complaint had nothing to do with the content of the song itself, but the fact that the group that sings it, the Village People, has one member that dresses up like a Native American.

The school said students should dress up like the Village People for the performance, because the song would be performed by the entire first grade class, but the mother complained it would be “offensive” for children to come dressed to school like Native Americans. She explained, “Hopefully those people that are can make the right choices so all students of any culture and race won’t feel singled out or like their race is being stereotyped against.”

As a result of the complaint, the school, instead of waiving the costume requirement, pulled the song entirely.

The mother Elaine Bolman said, “I’m not in a position to do anything for these educators and hopefully those people that are can make the right choices so all students of any culture and race won’t feel singled out or like their race is being stereotyped against.”

Odds are Elaine is as Indian as Elizabeth Warren. She also talks like a PC zombie.

Aside from the usual SJW/PC insanity, this is also a collision between gay culture and claims of racism. And that’s an interesting intersection considering the amount of racism in the gay community and homophobia among a lot of minorities. (The Rainbow coalition is not a happy place.)

The real problem though is the need to constantly denounce things. Once something is banned, it’s time to show your cred by campaigning to ban the next thing. And on and on.

It has no end because a PC competition never does. Someone always has to be more PC than someone else.

  • Ban Liberals

    What this proves is that even in frigid North Dakota, crazy people can flourish.

  • Seek

    Is this beyond stupid or what? The whole idea behind the Village People was a campy celebration of gay stereotypes set to a disco beat. If these PC fools were at all hip, they would be yammering about “homophobia” instead. Don’t ask me what “Y.M.C.A.” really stands for.

  • glpage

    I long for the day when adults will start acting like adults again. So many people seem to be stuck at 8 years old nowadays.