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10yr old branded a racist by school

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sijjy Tue 15-Nov-16 16:40:59

Basically my 10yr old did one of those videos with a music app mimicking a girl from his class. He chose to add a Afro as she has curly hair. The girl is mixed race but she doesn't have a Afro. School have branded him racist and it's all kicking off. Talking of involving the police and everything. I asked him why he added the Afro and he said cus I don't have curly hair.
I really don't think he meant it in a racist way. He's only 10 and his own half sister is mixed race.
I'm so upset and so is my son.
I understand he shouldn't be doing videos of anyone as it's not very nice but just feel this is being taken too far and seen only through a adults eyes not a child's. he wasn't asked why he choose to use the Afro he was just asked if he meant it in a racist way.

olderthanyouthink Tue 15-Nov-16 22:01:53


I can see why he might get in trouble with making a video mimicking a girl from school (stupid but whatever) but thats not racist!!!!

FYI I'm not a parent, just a mixed race girl with curly hair. I might not be impressed about someone making a video mimicking me, but the afro would likely just be amusing UNLESS they have said/ done racist things like name calling, violence etc.

(you might want to parade his sister around a bit to make a point)

CocktailQueen Tue 15-Nov-16 22:03:18

Why has he made a video mimicking someone? That's not nice. Maybe talk to him about that.

sijjy Wed 16-Nov-16 07:02:37

I did say in my post I fully understand that making the video mimicking this girl was not nice and is being dealt with by school and is at home. I am completely fine with that. He did wrong and should be punished but being branded a racist it's broken his little heart

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