White paper? Now that’s just raaaacist!!

That’s right. I said it. Okay no – it wasn’t me. It was a consultant in Great Britain and she is using an approach based on the multicultural education model used in the United States.

via the Telegraph
Another staple of the classroom – white paper – has also been questioned by Anne O’Connor, an early years consultant who advises local authorities on equality and diversity.
Children should be provided with paper other than white to drawn on and paints and crayons should come in “the full range of flesh tones”, reflecting the diversity of the human race, according to the former teacher.
Finally, staff should be prepared to be economical with the truth when asked by pupils what their favourite colour is and, in the interests of good race relations, answer “black” or “brown”.
The measures, outlined in a series of guides in Nursery World magazine, are aimed at avoiding racial bias in toddlers as young as two.

However, recent research by Professor Lord Winston provides evidence that children as young as four can hold racist views. In an experiment carried out for the BBC’s Child of our Time series, children were presented with a series of images of faces of men, women, boys or girls. Only one of the faces in each sequence was white.

The way to promote kindness is to promote kindness! Encouraging children to share, keep hands to themselves, look after their neighbor and teaching the golden rule works best. Time has proven that singling people out and highlighting differences causes division. Working as a team to solve problems and working on projects together sows togetherness.

Leave the paper alone! It never hurt anyone…


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    OKBecky 18 July, 2013 at 19:30 Reply

    from “Against Fairness” by Stephen T. Asma (philosopher, self-identified liberal sympathizer and religious agnostic):

    p. 84 – “In short, favoritism or bias toward your group is not intrinsically racist, sexist, or closed-minded. Privileging your tribe does not render you negative or bigoted toward those outside your tribe, and to top it off, we’re now beginning to understand the flexible nature of our in-group favoritism – it doesn’t have to carve up along bloodlines, race lines, or ethnic lines….
    “Young people in our schools are repeatedly exposed to a bogus association between ‘unbiased equality for all’ and ‘open-mindedness.’ But even with the laudable pantheon of fairness fighters, paraded before elementary students, each has an origin in in-group favoritism. Rosa Parks and Susan B. Anthony were not fighting for the equality of all people per se, but for the inclusion of their in-groups. It’s no disservice to them or denigration of them to point out this basic fact of favoritism. Some serious allegiance to one’s tribe is, after all, how anything gets done at the social level – including civil rights.”

    It’s a worthwhile book to read.

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    vuil 19 July, 2013 at 14:54 Reply

    Slowly, one mad act after another Britain inches towards a civil war.

    Eventually Muslims will demand that Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s reflect their world view……..

    My estimates are around 2030

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