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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:04 AM

Milford Signs taken down

Milford Superintendent Phyllis Kohel on Sunday personally removed a handful of Spanish-language signs at two elementary school playgrounds that sparked accusations of racism and discrimination over the weekend.

http://www.milfordbeacon.com/article/20130106/NEWS/130109863/1003/NEWS

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Reply Milford Signs taken down (Original post)
rightsideout Jan 2013 OP
StrictlyRockers Jan 2013 #1
tavalon Jan 2013 #10
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #2
rocktivity Jan 2013 #3
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #4
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #9
Warpy Jan 2013 #5
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #6
Lionessa Jan 2013 #7
PoliticAverse Jan 2013 #12
tavalon Jan 2013 #8
former-republican Jan 2013 #11
Skittles Jan 2013 #13
former-republican Jan 2013 #14
Skittles Jan 2013 #15
former-republican Jan 2013 #16
Iggo Jan 2013 #18
former-republican Jan 2013 #19
Iggo Jan 2013 #20
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former-republican Jan 2013 #21
Iggo Jan 2013 #23
DRoseDARs Jan 2013 #17
CBGLuthier Jan 2013 #24
DRoseDARs Jan 2013 #25
ReRe Jan 2013 #22

Response to rightsideout (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:06 AM

1. Wow, that was quick.

Social media wins again. The racists will have to find darker places to hide in the future. We will shine a bright light on them every chance we get.

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Response to StrictlyRockers (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:55 AM

10. I'm currently rightly proud of social media

We've taken public shaming to a great new level and for the most part, we do it for good. I like that.

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Response to rightsideout (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:08 AM

2. cockroaches do not like the bright light

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Response to rightsideout (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:09 AM

3. What's Spanish for "CUE THE VONAGE THEME!"


rocktivity

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Response to rightsideout (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:12 AM

4. Here's a picture

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:53 AM

9. Translation

You need a permit to use this field. The police will be contacted.

Not subtle at all.

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Response to rightsideout (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:13 AM

5. Good, all it took was national shaming

i just wonder how long he got away with that shit before somebody on Facebook put that photo up.

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Response to rightsideout (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:28 AM

6. People should read the entire article the op linked to as it provides interesting information. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:51 AM

7. I was thinking the same so here is another excerpt of two more paragraphs that explain the hatred.

 

For the past year, the Spanish language signs at the two elementary schools told readers they needed special permission to use the playground facilities and warned that violations of that requirement could result in police action.

That message directly contradicted the English signs on the very same poles, which told readers they only needed parental or guardian supervision to use the playgrounds, along with a warning to play at your own risk.


and why these signs needed to be taken down, and replaced with ones that exactly repeat the American signs.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:59 AM

12. The spanish language version though doesn't say playground it says 'campo' (field)

which goes along with the 'wrong sign' claim in the article.

In another DU thread someone posted a picture of the correct sign placement here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022138925#post82

(same english and spanish message for a playing field),

but the sign is white there not yellow as on the playground.

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Response to rightsideout (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:53 AM

8. Interesing comment from Phyllis

"Regardless of what the signs do or do not say, if there is even a perception that we are discriminating against any group, I felt they needed to come down immediately, Kohel said.

Gee that's a non apology if I ever saw one. How about this, Ms. Phyllis Kohel, you take a Spanish class and learn how to say "I am very sorry that such signs were ever placed and I promise to police them myself from now on, with my spiffy Spanish education at my side."

That's a little closer to what I want.

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Response to rightsideout (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:56 AM

11. Oh" for petes sake

 


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Response to former-republican (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:13 AM

13. what's wrong, f****-republican?

panties in a wad again?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:18 AM

14. I'm fine and dandy , how about you

 



How's that gun control vendetta stuff going for you..






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Response to former-republican (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:20 AM

15. I'm fine; I'm not the one who thinks carnages are a laughing matter

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Response to Skittles (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:25 AM

16. When you come up with something reasonable to add to the discussion

 

instead of attacking people.

Maybe more people would take you seriously in a thread.

Just a thought.......

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Response to former-republican (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:40 AM

18. Yeah, like "Oh, for Pete's sake."

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Response to Iggo (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:44 AM

19. Sorry' no outrage when it was shown it was a mistake on

 

the outside facilities crews part that installed the sign.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:46 AM

20. Who said anything about outrage?

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Response to rightsideout (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:39 AM

17. If the Eng. says "Parents, be mindful of your kids" and the Span. "No permit? Subject to arrest"...

on the same fucking sign, there's no mistaking or perceiving or missing context or may-or-may-not-have-said. The sign is blatant racism. No ifs, ands or "I'm sorry if anyone might have felt offended..." about it.

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:27 AM

24. Or it could be like they said, wrong sign.

That sign is appropriate to other fields.

The only thing OBVIOUS about this is that the people putting the signs up PROBABLY do not read spanish and could not tell one sign from another.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:11 AM

25. Those other fields had white-colored signs, these were yellow. nt

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Response to rightsideout (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:34 AM

22. Well, that was swift rectification..

K&R

Rectified. Now go find the bigot who ordered the signs, like probably the chairman of the local town council? Really, who ordered those signs to be printed and installed? Does anyone know yet? The locals need to keep their eyes on that dude or dudette. Thanks rightsideout for posting this.

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