posted on Nov, 18 2015 @ 12:36 PM
a reply to: Thefarmer
Am I right in assuming that the children involved were 'little' children and not older ones. As the children were 'playing' rather than studying or
whatever? Also the child's reply of 'my mum told me' indicates a young child rather than a child who has already taken on the position of not playing
with the white girls as her own. She still needs to qualify the position as an 'order' from her parents, rather then her own wishes. This would
conform to the children being young also.
So why would a Somali parent tell a young child not to play with the other 'non-Somali' children? I can come up with any number of suppositions, all
of which involve the parents concern for the Somali child.
We don't know from the telling whether or not the Somali child has been at the school for a long period or if this child is new to the school. But
knowing the current distress of people over immigrants and their children, it can easily be assumed that the parents are being very cautious and not
wanting to cause any undo 'fears' among the parents of children who have been there longer.
We have no idea of the anti-immigrant sentiment in your area. The child's parents might be fearing a back-lash type of thing and want their child to
'keep a low profile'. They might fear that an 'anti-immigrant' bias might be prevelant in the school and not want their child to be the victim that
back-lash as children might dish it out. Hence, just stay away from them.
I don't know. But to jump to a conclusion that " in truth they can't stand us and are teaching their kids to be the same", might be a bit presumptuous