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Chirac and Religious Symbols

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From CNN.com
Chirac: Ban headscarves in schools.


Once upon a time, way back in the Dark Ages when I was in school, we used to enjoy learning about each other's holidays and traditions. We made paper Christmas trees and Menorrahs. We played with dreidels, and learned each other's songs.

So, I have to ask this question as we see articles like this in France and here in the US.

Is this an adult issue, an adult problem that is not shared by the young people who really don't care what you are wearing about your neck, or on your head?

Would it not be more conducive to understanding, sharing to make the time to learn about the history, traditions, customes, holidays of each other, than to make all this fuss? Is this an adult issue that is truly a non-issue trying to be legislated into one?

I recall back in 5th grade when a young girl I had known from 1st grade on came up to me and said."Do you know the difference between you and me." I recall looking at her and saying, "No." She looked at me and said, "I'm black and you're white." My response was, "So...?" She said, "So let's go play."

I'm with you, Louise. Let's just let it be, and go play!.

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