Toddlers who turn their noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a Government-sponsored agency.
The National Children’s Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents among youngsters in their care.
This could include a child of as young as three who says “yuk” in response to being served unfamiliar foreign food.
The guidance by the NCB is designed to draw attention to potentially-racist attitudes in youngsters from a young age….
Nurseries are encouraged to report as many incidents as possible to their local council. The guide added: “Some people think that if a large number of racist incidents are reported, this will reflect badly on the institution. In fact, the opposite is the case.”
A girl who was claims she was subjected to anti-English abuse at her school on a remote Scottish island is planning to sue a local council for failing to protect her from the bullies.
Sophie Parks, 17, suffered cuts and bruises and had to be admitted to hospital following physical and mental abuse from fellow pupils on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Her family claims she was repeatedly beaten up and called an “English bitch” by a gang of girls during her time at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway.
They say the bullying got so bad that the teenager had contemplated suicide and was forced to leave the island and go and live with her grandparents in Sheffield.
Summary: at the school for Down’s syndrome people he attends, this boy was annoyed by an Asian Down’s syndrome girl who was bugging him and pushed her. According to the article, both of them have mental ages of about five. The teacher separated them and told their parents about the incident.
The following week, the police charged the boy with racism, which is a punishable crime in Scotland. Not doing racist things, just being racist. For seven months, his parents had to fear that their mentally disabled son would be sent to prison.
It does have a happy ending: the gummint decided, for whatever reason, that they would not be prosecuting the boy.
Codie Stott’s family claim she was forced to spend three-and-a-half hours in a police cell after she was reported by her teachers.
The 14-year-old – who was released without charge – said it had been a simple matter of commonsense and accused the school and police of an over-the-top reaction.
The incident happened in the same local education authority where a ten-year-old boy was prosecuted earlier this year for calling a schoolfriend racist names in the playground, a move branded by a judge “political correctness gone mad.”
Codie was attending a GCSE science class at Harrop Fold High School in Worsley, Greater Manchester, when the incident happened.
The teenager had not been in school the day before due to a hospital appointment and had missed the start of a project, so the teacher allocated her a group to sit with.
“She said I had to sit there with five Asian pupils,” said Codie yesterday.
“Only one could speak English, so she had to tell that one what to do so she could explain in their language. Then she sat me with them and said ‘Discuss’.”
According to Codie, the five – four boys and a girl – then began talking in a language she didn’t understand, thought to be Urdu, so she went to speak to the teacher.
“I said ‘I’m not being funny, but can I change groups because I can’t understand them?’ But she started shouting and screaming, saying ‘It’s racist, you’re going to get done by the police’.”
Codie said she went outside to calm down where another teacher found her and, after speaking to her class teacher, put her in isolation for the rest of the day.
A complaint was made to a police officer based full-time at the school, and more than a week after the incident on September 26 she was taken to Swinton police station and placed under arrest.
The poor girl shouldn’t have been going to school with wogs at all.