Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Is Fleetwood Mac racist?

Because, of course, their song, "Don't Stop (Thinking about Tomorrow)" is based upon a Future Time Orientation, which not all cultures share. So says the Seattle Public Schools, who want to make life easy and happy for the "(Sha-la-la-la-la-la) Let's Live for Today" crowd headed by the Grass Roots.

1 comment:

Pedicularis said...

I had the thought that perhaps what they meant by "future time orientation" is ambition. To be ambitious requires that we look into the future. Therefore, the Seattle Public Schools are saying that some cultures are not as ambitious than others, which seems like a very racist thing to say, and it is probably incorrect. On a related note, the Boston Globe reports that 47% of valedictorians in the Boston area are immigrants (not born in the USA), which far exceeds their share. Apparently immigrants, whatever their race or culture, are a lot more ambitious than we Americans!