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Political Correctness or Political Insanity? New York City Schools Ban Words, Topics from Tests

Wednesday 28 March 2012

‘If anyone needed a single case to point to in order to show that political correctness has gone completely insane here in the United States, this is it. With the rise of such practices, we also see the growth of the “nanny state” which seeks to control every aspect of our lives.

The New York City Department of Education has banned several words in an attempt to be as politically correct as possible, although I see it as pure imbecilic nonsense.

There are some 50 words which are officially banned from being used on tests given to students by the city. Some of the more insane choices are: dinosaur, birthdays, wealth, poverty, Halloween, dancing, terrorism, divorce, references to disease, slavery, creatures from outer space, and many more. In fact, it is not just these words that are banned, but indeed the entire topic cannot be included on any tests administered by the city.’

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