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The Myth of Racist Kids

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mumoid Thu 29-Oct-09 22:52:12

I'm new to this and may have missed a thread but has anyone heard of this report or read it? There are 40,000 incidents of racism by children in primary education logged yearly. It struck a chord with me as a friend's 9 yr old has been recently branded a racist following a comment made at school. She is mortified and I know it is not something DS would have picked up at home. Am not even sure the comment was racist so a child would be even less sure presumably. Would be interested to hear what you think

Poohbearsmom Fri 30-Oct-09 01:35:32

What was said?? It really is awful, 40,000!! I wonder how much is really horrible racist stuff and how much is the usual horrible kids bn rotten to each other stuff??

jackstarbright Fri 30-Oct-09 08:36:39

I think this was discussed on radio 4 yesterday on the World at one. You cld try iplayer.

ProfessorLaytonIsMyZombieSlave Fri 30-Oct-09 08:42:22

IIRC the rule in schools is that if someone feels that a comment is racist then it must be officially logged as such, whatever the intent behind it

jackstarbright Fri 30-Oct-09 08:50:00

Sorry it was PM on radio 4. Jack

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