Topic: Race and Racialism
The National Children's Bureau, a British government-funded group, suggests that toddlers who say "Yuk!" in reaction to ethnic food, refer to other children as "those people," or say that another person smells, may be racist. The group issued a guide, the 366-page "Young Children and Racial Justice," to nursery school teachers, which states that "No racist incident should be ignored" and should be censured, whereas anyone who disagrees is racist.
The spectre looms that offhand remarks by innocent children might result in a criminal record, or their parents being hauled into court. A 10-year-old boy has already been charged with racist slurs.
So are children who do not like Brussels sprouts anti-Belgian?
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