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GUEST,catsPHiddle@work BS: Racial No-nos (258* d) RE: BS: Racial No-nos 21 Nov 05

When I was in primary school in the late 1980's we were taught Pick a Bale O Cotton, but like others it didn't have the words O Lordy in it. When I did my teacher training, I too taught the children the same song. I also knew the counting rhyme eeny meeny miney mo with the word tiger...never occured to me that it ever had any other words!

I agree though with some one earlier that if the songs aren't taught and sung...perhaps with a bit of history, they will be lost and forgotten.

I live in in a predominantly black and Asian area. When I first moved here I was frequently offened by the way I was spoken to by these people...I hasten to add NOT all of them, but some of them. Some of the attitudes towards white women by 'black' males is intimidating and frightening but is seen as OK in their culture. I frequently hear 'black' people call each other the N word however if a white person were to use it then it would be racist comment. Go figure? if it is going to be a racist word it should be a racist word all round not just one way.

Racial tolerance and respect works both ways. The past shouldn't be forgotten but there is little point in living in it.

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