• "Racist" Toddlers In The (Y)UK

    From Steve Asher@3:800/432 to All on Tuesday, July 08, 2008 02:21:23
    When I was young, I turned my nose up at lots of things, to my mother's annoyance. Stew, parsnips, celery, pumpkin, amongst other things ... I
    don't recall my kindy turning anyone into the local council because we
    said "yuk!" to something.


    Toddlers who dislike spicy food 'racist'
    By Rosa Prince, Political Correspondent
    Last Updated: 10:15AM BST 07/07/2008

    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 [UKP]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. It alerts playgroup leaders that even babies can not be ignored in the drive to root out prejudice as they
    can "recognise different people in their lives".

    ============================================================================ Full article on the "British Disease" at "The Telegraph"

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/education/2261307/ Toddlers-who-dislike-spicy-food-racist,-say-report.html

    Cheers, Steve..

    * Origin: Xaragmata / Adelaide SA telnet://xaragmata.thebbs.org (3:800/432)