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Colorado day-care center proposal: Dolls must represent at least three different races

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Here's an item with the potential for firing up enemies of political correctness:

New rules proposed by the Colorado Department of Human Services include a requirement that all day-care centers in the state make available dolls representing three different races.

The 98-page document, obtained by 7News, features a slew of rule changes. Among them: children over age two must not be served whole milk without a note from a doctor, kids over age one can't drink more than six ounces of juice per day, TV and computer time will be capped at twenty minutes daily, and staffers must wear clothes that cover their lap and shoulders. But arguably the most unusual suggestion pops up on page 77: "Dolls shall represent three (3) races."

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7News appears to be readying a followup to the day-care rules story...
After posting this item, we were able to reach Human Services spokeswoman Liz McDonough, who provides background on the project as a whole.

"These are national child care standards that we are proposing," she says. "They come from national standards that are entitled 'Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale.' They're minimum standards for quality in childcare -- and the process was actually started by statute back in 2000. We initially made changes in the educational levels and training required for childcare workers and redid all of our family childcare home rules back in 2004 -- and we began the rule-writing process for family childcare centers in 2006."

Five years later, the department finally finished drafting the rules, and in early May began a 55-community tour in order to get feedback from day-care providers statewide about the suggested changes. Once that's completed, early in October, the department will pull together feedback from the tour, as well as from members of the public weighing in online and via a special phone line, and provide it to a working group that will come up with a second draft. Then, over the next several months, the set of rules that result will be given to the State Board of Human Services for more public comment before final approval.

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The day care where 7News has set up is steps away from Westword's offices.
Nothing is likely to be finalized prior to mid-2012. "This is a lengthy, thoughtful, deliberate process," McDonough stresses.

What about feedback about the dolls suggestion? McDonough couldn't initially find any, but she's promised to look. When and if she comes up with something, we'll share it here.

Click to the next page to read the official State of Colorado document that proposes "Dolls shall represent three (3) races."


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Resident Troll
Resident Troll

Mommy, why did they close down my day care.  Son, the State closed it down because they didn't have a brown, black, and white dolls.  Mommy, why is that?  Son, it's because only libtard socialist government blanked minds see color of skin.  The real racist are these morons who are socialist and believe they know what's best for our children.   Basically, they are usurping parental rights and believe parents are too stupid to discern what environment is appropriate for their children.  These knuckleheads are going to drive up the cost of day care across Colorado.  Not by making day care center complaint with the made in china three color dolls but the fines they will levy on the centers.  It's an economic grab by socialist in state government.  

Hey Department of Human Services....do something constructive and retire. 

Resident Troll
Resident Troll

....and we wonder why the state budget is bloated - just to be saved by MMJ?  

suziqueMN
suziqueMN

Let's see, the dolls must be 1) black, 2) latino, 3) arabic with "Akbah Allah" written on its chest.  Political correctness has opened all doors for islamic takeover of our country. If the atheists and homosexuals think they have it tough with our constitution, wait until sharia law takes over. They will be executed.   

DilloTank
DilloTank

What about homosexuals? Will any of the dolls be gay? Small children need gay dolls to play with too, don't they? And what about autosexuals, let's not forget about autosexuals. And vegetarians, are any of the dolls vegetarians?

discerning
discerning

Assinine Marxist crap taking over America

Countrydreams51
Countrydreams51

These people don't have enough to do.  Look at all the money being spent on nonsense.  This is an excellent reason to raise your own children and kick the daycare (who doesn't care) to the curb. Gov't nanny program.

Bob
Bob

see what you get when you let the CA nuts emigrate to CO? You deserve the govt. that you elect.

Joel Price
Joel Price

And one doll must have duct tape on its head & its whore mommy swinging on  stripper pole per Democrat rules

Joel Price
Joel Price

Has to be liberal Democrat morons rules!

Adonis Tate
Adonis Tate

Wow! Some enemies of PC actually did get fired up! They would be the neo-Nazi wing of anti-PCism. Maybe I was naive, but I'm a Californian. Go figure.....

Charlie
Charlie

Wait a minute, hold on, stop the planet. stooooooop this damn planet........let me off. I can't take these fucking morons anymore. Are they going to tell these day care centers that they will need to have doll that are Lesbians and Fags next. What about Petafeilia dolls? You know what I talking about, the 2 mommy dolls or the 2 daddy dolls. This Bull Shit has got to stop.

The Lord Humungus
The Lord Humungus

As a blonde, blue-eyed American of Spaniard descent, I will say that "Hispanic" is certainly not a race. Mestizos, mulattoes, etc. have only been in existence for around 500 years. There are only three anthropological races- Caucasoid,, Negroid, and Mongoloid. All elese are mixtures of these.

hmschlmom
hmschlmom

Why would anyone knowingly give their parenting authority away to someone else?  Why would  I need a "note" from a third party  for anything involving my child?  I would never hand my child over to anyone who needs anything more than my say so, for ANYTHING concerning MY CHILD!  This is ABSURD...

I didn't have my kids so that I could hand them off to someone else to raise.

Parents need to take the reigns of authority for their families back from the bureaucrats, before they find their children mandated to be raised in Skinner boxes...because it has been proven "healthier" for them, by the state.

Jimm Milenski
Jimm Milenski

The rule doesn't go far enough.  They need to mandate the race of the doll which each girl and boy is made to play with.

davidl1
davidl1

I choose Dalek, Borg, and those martians from Mars Attacks.   Besides, once you choose the HUMAN race, you kind of have to resort to aliens.  Surely they don't want to teach children that it is always best to play and associate with people who look just like you?

Henderson1967
Henderson1967

I wonder how many day cares will just say forget it and close down. It may be come hard to find a day care.

Tspink
Tspink

This is what happens when ignorant, do gooder bureaucrats run amok.  Fire them all.  Standards should address worker qualification, background checks, and safety.  Leave the rest to the school/day care center.

Reality-Check
Reality-Check

Political correctness at its best.... Next is 3 genders,.... can’t exclude the gays, bi-sexuals, cross-genders, and cross dressers. And how about 3 religions,....?Don’t want to offend the wickens,... agnostics or ignore the Jihad dolls w/ the suicide vest. Are the dolls tri –lingual? Do you press 1 for English , 2 for Spanish and 3 for that ME ling that sounds like a gagging camel when the kids pull that string.  Tri-bodied dolls too,... We need an anorexic doll,... a buffed doll,... and the obese doll.  Disabilities dolls? The doll in a wheelchair,... the autistic and the democrat?  

guest
guest

Just make them all purple or orange.  Problem solved.

Maildrop90010
Maildrop90010

i'd go for the Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont...but hey, that's just me.

dirtydog1776
dirtydog1776

Sounds like a bunch of scabby, little bureaucrats who are trying to justify their job and their too generous salary and pension.  Come the Revolution, they will be the first thrown upon the garbage heap of useless and idiotic things.

dirtydog1776
dirtydog1776

Worked with children for years, always wore clothes that covered my lap and shoulders.  Not sure what type of workers would not cover lap and shoulders, probably politically correct workers of an alternative life style that the government mandates you hire.  

How about standards for an anatomically correct  Rep. Anthony Weiner doll?  Congressmen like young partners, so implementing this standard should not be a problem.

Mike P
Mike P

What you say is so right on.  Show me a white male portrayed in Hollywood these days that isn't a mullet-wearing, redneck racist living in the backwoods or an old stodgy evil capitalist wearing a suit.  Show me a judge on any TV show that isn't a woman or a minority.  Show me any CSI/Law and Order-type TV show that routinely features black males as the actual criminal-- and I'm not talking about the ones that are innocent victims of white police racism (another recurring role for white males these days-- racist cops).   I swear to God-- I was letting my 18-month-old daughter watch Sesame Street today and they had two male Muppets kiss!  It was a takeoff of sleeping beauty, and its was very subtle, as they were both "monster" types, but they both had clearly male voices.  It's gotten to the point where I have to start looking for a subversive liberal agenda on Sesame Street!  And don't get me started on Sponge Bob-- that show is about 3 degrees away from being Queer as Folk... 

Traditional
Traditional

Anyone putting their child in a daycare center deserves whatever stupidity it dishes out.

Rocco Tool
Rocco Tool

Next will be Affirmative Action for the children themselves. They won't allow white people until they get enough Asians, Blacks, and Hispanics FIRST.

That's what all of this is leading to. 

Lee Reynolds
Lee Reynolds

A perfect example of how regulation is inferior to legislation.  When bureaucrats can invent rules that business have to abide by, instead of laws being made through open debate by elected representatives, the rule of law itself is undermined.  This is why small government is so important. 

Jimmy
Jimmy

3 Races?  How about White, Trailer Trash, and Liberal.

Snufy
Snufy

Why do the power hungry, egotistical poiticians think they have any right to stick their noses into private enterprise?  They can't correctly manage their own lives, let alone tell everyone else what to do.  They need to stop all their political correct bovine excretion and get a life.  We got along just fine before, so we can still be able to live without them.  Political correctness is a work of the devil, and people are buying into it like it was free honey.  Beam me up, Scotty.  No intelligence found down here.

Bob Smith
Bob Smith

I won't allow my daughter to play with a Black doll. Blacks are the worst race. They are stupid and violent.

This nonsense needs to stop.

Preschool Teacher
Preschool Teacher

Most quality centers have multicultural dolls.  This is not the big issue.  Mandatory free play rules will consume 30-50% of the day depending on whether your child is in preschool only or full day.  The rules make teaching according to Montessori methods/principles difficult to impossible.  The proposed rules make centers homogenous, kill parent's choices, will cause rates to go up.  And if it's the case that they are using ITERS/ECERS, then a reminder that the Rand Study of Environmental Rating Scales (QuaiStar/ITERS/ECERS) foundthat they  are not the best measure of quality.  That would be teacher child interaction and family involvement.  Many of the proposed rules would be impossible to enforce, have no basis in research.  QuailStar Ratings are like noses- everybody has one.  You see a banner, but what was the score? How many rooms have been evlauated?  If you want a quality school, seek one that is Nationally Accredited- NAYEC, NECPA, NAC. Montessori...

sandiego1969
sandiego1969

Any guidance on which three races are being considered? Let's have a lottery and see who gets closest to the mark. I vote for Asian, Aleute, and Hispanic. Some congressional district has to be primarily made up of these three.

None None
None None

Do they also specify that they must be bisexual, homosexual and lesbian? This is a completely fairy state!

Derose
Derose

I'm pretty Conservative and on the right on most issues. . .but for whatever reason the idea of small children playing with dolls of different races makes sense to me. . . I abhor racism. . .from the people who are black who use it for their purpose to those who are white and discriminate.

This country will be stronger when we judge a person only on the person they are and now what color thieir skin is. .

So. . .I'm not so happy that a Governmental agency is requiring this. . .but the idea makes sense to me.. .

2inthehat
2inthehat

on the one hand a person can see how this might improve childrens acceptance of other races. But how big must the ego of these leftist loons be to insist that society be molded by their so called standards. They have deep contempt for society in general, even themselves. 

Mothman
Mothman

Seeing "Americans" this stupid makes me sick:

"There is no such thing as race, according to biologists and other scientists."

The only "biologist" or "scientist" who would say such a thing is a Jew or insane liberal.

Stick this:

"Here's a question that they seem to have avoided: Q: Is there any scientific reason why race could not exist? A: Not if the theory of evolution is correct.... How else would one explain the development of new species?"

Mothman
Mothman

"Vote out your old representatives people.  We run the country not these elites."

If you think voting will change anything you're a fool.  Sarah Palin will support the Jews even more than Obama does right now.

NOTHING will change unless we make this a White country again.

It will be hard, but that's our own fault.

timej31
timej31

What country do we live in again?  This isn't going to happen.  Vote out your old representatives people.  We run the country not these elites. Lock them up and call them crazy. 

Mark Santeramo
Mark Santeramo

While there is nothing wrong with the rules on this list, the only problem I see is that they I guess are "forcing" these rules upon daycares rather than just using common sense and good judgement. 

Mothman
Mothman

Everyone cries and complains, but no one accepts the fact that this (and worse) will continue until we, as White men and women, put an end to it.  No more Jewish influence over our people!  Don't think Jews control the media why playing the victim?  Look up and read 'Who Runs Hollywood? C'mon" by Joel Stein in the LA Times.

Conservatives haven't conserved ANYTHING.  We need a new Constitution with the 1st Amendment: "Only European White Men and Women Shall Be Citizens of This Land."

satansidekick
satansidekick

I agree.  These are private businesses.  Who decided that these bureaucrats with too much time on their hands get to decide every minute detail?   Get rid of the entire Dept.  It's a waste of taxpayer money 

Chico Jahosafat
Chico Jahosafat

The best thing about TV is how they always team up the white guy, the black guy and the "other" race (whatever, asian, taliban, etc.). Why is the white guy always the dip shit? Too funny. 

Tspink
Tspink

Why even have dolls? Do something developmental/educational.  There are lots of things the kidsreally like that will teach them something or develp eye-hand coordination and small motor skills.

Francisco d' Aconia
Francisco d' Aconia

No Mothman, there are only two races; The first race are the descendents of Adam, which includes everyone up until the flood, after that we are all descendents of Noah and his sons.  The second race are all those born again and made spiritually alive through God's Holy Spirit, after the first; Jesus, aka as the Second Adam.  The good news is; you have a choice which one you will die in; the first Adam or the Second.

Guest
Guest

Aren't most Jew's have white skin too..you are a rediculously racist pig... I am asian and LOVE Jews coz they are intellectually superior, you are just one jealous trash.. 

Stan De San Diego
Stan De San Diego

Go away, you anti-semitic bigot. I hate political correctness and intrusive nanny-state government types as well as anyone else but our choices in this country shouldn't be limited to deciding between bigotry and idiocy...

satansidekick
satansidekick

And the black guy or woman is always the boss while the white folks are the hapless ones.

Chico Jahosafat
Chico Jahosafat

Of course you love Jews, you are Asian, and have benefited most from their graft. 5 years ago, Asia was an out house. Thanks to the investment banks, you are now a toilet instead of an outhouse. At least you are on the right track. By the way, Asians are the rudest people to do business with. If you are going to live here (unfortunately) learn how to be a professional and be polite when conducting business ... and learn how to drive.

Jennifer
Jennifer

 wow you spread your anger across the web don't you Stan De San Diego!!!! do you like even one thing aside from your self? 

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