birdwatcher (birdwatcher) wrote,

Антирасизм полным ходом

Помните поиски, не запрятали ли враги в картинке на обложке школьной тетради маленькую свастику? -- A Portland high school has postponed changing its mascot to an evergreen tree after a committee member raised concerns about its possible connotations to lynching.
In explaining the reason for choosing this new mascot, Ellen Whatmore, a teacher, and mascot committee member said the evergreens "are characterized by the life-giving force of their foliage, the strength of their massive trunk, and the depth of their roots—in an individual tree and as a forest of trees."
"They provide shelter and sustenance. They have histories that preclude us and will continue in perpetuity after we are no more," Whatmore said.
But Director Michelle DePass raised concerns about the tree’s possible connotations with lynching in the early 20th century. Имейте в виду: хвойные деревья в Америке - символ расизма. Если кто скажет, что это, мол, всего одна полоумная директрисса, то я отвечу - как это? Почему же её не отправили в сумасшедший дом? Нет, это серьезная история, голосование отложено до следующей недели. Надо неделю подумать.

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