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UK Boy, 7, branded a racist for asking schoolmate: 'Are you brown because you come from Africa?

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posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 05:36 PM
reply to post by ollncasino

I think the 7 year old's prior year teachers should be jailed for educational incompetence for not ensuring that he understood more about genetics so that he wouldn't have to ask such an insensitive question. [end sarcasm]

posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 05:41 PM

Originally posted by Propulsion
Children are all that is innocent and pure on this world until adults f%ck them up.

“Those who address race the most, are usually the most racist”.

edit on 13-3-2012 by Propulsion because: (no reason given)

Anyone who sees everything in terms of race is a racist. - Charles Martel

posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 05:44 PM
It makes me sick to see the United Kingdom attacking it's own children. They are kids people. Kids will ask the most blatant, uncomfortable questions not out of malice or spite, but because they DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.

A society can be judged by how they treat their children, UK. Your manic and schizophrenic attempt to shame your adult population has continuously manifested itself as an attack on children. Shame on the people who spread and continue this disgusting narrative. Shame.

posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 10:04 PM
reply to post by Propulsion

thats true, not mant people can hold a realistic view on race without being extreme one way or another, the same thing i see in american polotics.. we're at 'war' with each other instead of finding common ground and respect and taking all views into consideration to form a thought process that leads to a more usefull additude.

posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 10:10 PM
reply to post by CharlesMartel

i think thats a very dangerous and ignorant additude. 'racist' is a heavy word and means...

a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.

hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

now if i said black people are typically better dancers than whites, am i a racist?

people need to check thier ignorance from all sides on this kind of subject. and some of you are just sheep without a pasture so you take the safest alternative, which for some is a busy road or dark forrest with wolves.

edit on 13-3-2012 by robbyraw because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 11:00 PM
reply to post by ollncasino

A lot of students in my class, including me, would have had our records tarnished forever if we had grown up now. Kids say a lot of stupid things. They'll be teasing someone and somebody will say something stupid that could easily be thought of as racist by an adult. I'm not saying we should allow kids to be dumb, but kids are kids, not adults. Even adults will say nonsense things when they're mad.
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posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 10:17 PM

Originally posted by stumason

Originally posted by MaMaa
Asking a question about race is not racism. If I were that mom, I simply would not sign the document.

Indeed, the mother makes a big deal out of "being made" to sign the form, but was she? No. She cannot be "made" to sign anything.

Now, If that was me and it was a genuinely innocent question, I would refuse to sign. But, if my kid had been a racist little twonk, me signing the form would be the least of his worries....

Exactly! If my boys were being little brats (I'd say twonk, but hell if I know what that means! LOL.. your a brit aren't ya?
) but if they were being little brats and were in the wrong or causing trouble in school that the teachers and principal would be the very least of their worries!

Although to the OP, I was told a story of when I was little girl. Dad was in the navy and mom had a neighbor friend over. She had married a navy man, but she was a black woman from Germany. I was maybe 5 years old and had never seen a black person before her and her son. Her son and I were best of friends and played together all the time, but he wasn't nearly as dark as she was. One day when she was over having coffee with my mom I sat and stared at her for the longest time and finally asked her "why is your skin so much darker than mine?" She smiled and said "Because God likes variety baby!" That was all I needed to hear and went back outside to play. Good thing that didn't happen today or everyone would be screaming I was a racist!

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