Are we trying too hard not to offend?

A New York City principal decided that Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” could potentially offend other cultures, and she deemed it inappropriate to be played at a kindergarten’s graduation ceremony.  Instead, the patriotic song was replaced Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”  Now it seems that neither song will be played at the ceremony, and New York’s Mayor Blooomberg is standing behind the principal’s decision.

Which is more appropriate for a kindergarten graduation–Lee Greenwood or Justin Bieber?  Are people trying too hard not to be offensive?

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