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Racist British ... Toddlers?

File this under "What the hell happened to the British?" The U.K.‘s National Children’s Bureau recently issued guidelines for "play leaders" and daycare supervisors to be on the lookout for racist behaviors in children even as young as three. Such racist behavior is revealed by a child saying "yuk" when served unfamiliar foreign food. Really. "Even babies can not be ignored in the drive to root out prejudice as they can ‘recognise different people in their lives.’" Staff are told: "No racist incident should be ignored. When there is a clear racist incident, it is necessary to be specific in condemning the action." Also, run and tell "the Authorities" as much as possible: "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."

So let that be a lesson: Give a three year old foreign food they’ve never eaten before, possibly something spicy, and gauge their racist inclinations. Holy crap.

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idiocy by jandaman

love the tag…awesome…

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Pet Racism by galton

While I welcome these measures, I think it very irresponsible of our leaders to focus entirely on human racism and attempt to sweep the issue of racist pets under the carpet; Alsatians are notorious for their aggression towards black citizens and I can personally avow that I once saw a goldfish give a distinctly unfriendly look to a Pakistani.
We must implement a Pet Diversity Awareness Centre in every town and ensure that every pet is brought to receive improving lessons at these centres monthly, with pet-ownership licences contingent on attendance and stiff penalties for owners who neglect their duty to Fight The Scourge of Racism.
Pavlovian training techniques can be employed to punish racist conduct and reinforce the association between positive sensations and diversity.
Some may feel that this is a step too far – but what could be more important than to Fight The Scourge of Racism? After all, we already do the same for our children.

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Holy crap... by NomadSoul

I can’t see this being taken all that seriously by the daycare people. It makes sense to tell children that racial slurs aren’t acceptable, but to label them racist for not liking strange food? That’s crazy.

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