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Boner Fight for February 25th, 2019

Boner Candidate #1: NO, THIS WAS ABOUT THE GREAT DEPRESSION, NOT SLAVERY

A South Carolina mother was outraged after her 10-year-old son was told to pick cotton and sing a “slave song” while on an elementary school field trip — but the school defended the activity, saying it was about the “Great Depression.” Jessica Blanchard, whose child attends Ebenezer Avenue Elementary in Rock Hill, S.C., told FOX46 Charlotte she was “livid” to learn her son was told to pick cotton while on the field trip during Black History Month. “I’m African American and my ancestors picked cotton,” she said. “Why would I want my son to pick cotton and think it’s fun?”A teacher recorded video from the field trip to Carroll School that showed the children singing along to the words: “I like it when you fill the sack. I like it when you don’t talk back. Make money for me.”

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Boner Candidate #2: IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE IN ARIZONA, ENCOURAGE THEM TO MOVE TODAY

As the measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest continues to worsen, an Arizona House panel has approved multiple bills to expand vaccine exemptions in the state, the Arizona Republic reported Friday. The paper reported the state House Health and Human Services Committee approved three bills with 5-4 votes and support from Republican lawmakers. Representative Nancy Barto, who sponsored the bills, claimed that the bills aim to “strike that balance” between arguments on “both sides” and that vaccinations are “not a one size fits all option for every child.” The aims of the bills include expanded exemptions for religious reasons as well as axing a requirement that parents or guardians sign a document in order to opt out of vaccinations.

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