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One hopes that this news report from the UK is wildly inaccurate:

The National Children’s Bureau… 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 report] 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”. 

The world has gone fucking mad.

  1. Eva says:

    I’ve seen a lot of very similar stories coming out of the UK, mostly via a UK publication called Spiked (, so it could very well be true. I’m surprised you guys don’t already quote Spiked all the time, because it seems like a publication you’d like.

    This was the part I found the creepiest:
    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.”

    What will be the consequences for the three-year-olds who get reported, and what will be the consequences for anyone making false reports about the racist activities of three-year-olds to boost their institution’s numbers?

  2. Betz says:

    “The guide goes on to warn that children might also “react negatively to a culinary tradition other than their own by saying ‘yuk'”.”

    I guess this means I’m racist against tomatoes.

    Damn, red-skinned tomies…

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