Monday, July 07, 2008

Picky eater = racist?

Really, I thought this was satire when I first read it. The UK is just getting weirder by the minute:

Toddlers who dislike spicy food 'racist'

The National Children's Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, 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.

Can you even read that with a straight face? Imagine the minds that wrote it. But here's the best part:

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."

Thus insuring that many, many incidents will be reported.

Via Instapundit.


DADvocate said...

The UK must be the most screwed up society in Western civilization right now.

Mrs. Darling said...


Sheryl said...

You have GOT to be kidding me! (shakes head and walks away muttering)

edwardherda said...

Reminds me of a great ad from Devtio/Verdi for Meijer:

DADvocate said...

LOL - that commercial is funny!

Marbel said...

That commercial is indeed funny! And true, as any parent or anyone whose spent any time around little kids knows.

I have been to the UK twice and always hoped to go back for more. But more and more I think it unlikely I ever will, or that my kids will. I keep thinking it can't get any worse there, and then...