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.
It is proper to be vigilant about genuine indications of racism. The report from England is absurd, and I am confident that the British would regard it as such.
However, I think it is only natural for people who have been brought up in a mono cultural environment to dislike some aspects of other cultures.
For example, I cannot abide the music of the Middle East, The discordant rhythms, and tin trumpets of Turkey make my flesh creep. And yet, I think Istanbul is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world. No other city (even Rome IMHO) has such an amazing history, with plenty of relics from the ancient past available for all to see. I am fond of their art and food as well, but if I wasn’t, I believe that would be merely a personal taste thing, not racism.
Am I wrong?
Is it really racist to express the view that you don’t like some aspect of another culture?
How much depends on the attitude of the other people?
Call an Australian an Aussie and he will be your friend, but call a Japanese a Jap and you will be called a racist.
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