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Boy, 7, branded a racist for asking schoolmate: 'Are you brown because you come from Africa?'
Mail Online ^ | 2/19/2012

Posted on 02/20/2012 4:25:14 AM PST by Altura Ct.

The mother of a seven-year-old boy was told to sign a school form admitting he was racist after he asked another pupil about the colour of his skin.

Elliott Dearlove had asked a five-year-old boy in the playground whether he was ‘brown because he was from Africa’.

His mother, Hayley White, 29, said she received a phone call last month to say her son had been at the centre of a ‘racist incident’.

She was then summoned to a meeting with Elliott, his teacher and the deputy head of Griffin Primary School in Hull.

Ms White, an NHS healthcare assistant, said: ‘When I arrived at the school and asked Elliott what had happened, he became extremely upset.

'He kept saying to me, “I was just asking a question. I didn’t mean it to be nasty” and he was extremely distressed by it all.’

Ms White claimed she was asked at the meeting to read a copy of the school rules and in particular its zero-tolerance policy on racism.

‘I was told I would have to sign a form acknowledging my son had made a racist remark which would be submitted to the local education authority for further investigation,’ she said.

‘I refused to sign it and I told the teacher in no way did I agree the comment was racist. My son is inquisitive. He always likes to ask questions, but that doesn’t make him a racist.’

The school had launched an investigation after the younger boy told his mother about Elliott’s comment and she complained.

...Last year, it was revealed that teachers are branding thousands of children racist or homophobic following playground squabbles.

More than 20,000 pupils aged 11 or younger were put on record for so-called hate crimes such as using the word ‘gaylord’.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: zerotolerance
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1 posted on 02/20/2012 4:25:21 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

2 posted on 02/20/2012 4:28:25 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Altura Ct.

The speech and thought police will soon be here to make your children comply to the rules of political correctness.


3 posted on 02/20/2012 4:29:23 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DH
Yes, the Food Police have already struck. 1984 is here, now. And Big Sis is contemplating having drones patrol everyday citizens. Even if we retake control, will there be enough of this once great country to save?
4 posted on 02/20/2012 4:34:26 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Altura Ct.
First you make the lists then it's “Night and Fog.”

Obama can't wait to do it here.

5 posted on 02/20/2012 4:34:48 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Altura Ct.

I never dreamed that they had a form to say a child was racist.

Where have we gone?


6 posted on 02/20/2012 4:39:44 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Altura Ct.

Where was all this pent up racial frustration when we had a white president?


7 posted on 02/20/2012 4:42:10 AM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: wolfcreek

“Where was all this pent up racial frustration when we had a white president?”

Waitin’ for PAYBACK time.


8 posted on 02/20/2012 4:49:09 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Altura Ct.

Last year, it was revealed that teachers are branding thousands of children racist or homophobic following playground squabbles.

More than 20,000 pupils aged 11 or younger were put on record for so-called hate crimes such as using the word ‘gaylord’.


9 posted on 02/20/2012 4:49:56 AM PST by Irenic
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To: treetopsandroofs

Burning bridges NOT a good idea.


10 posted on 02/20/2012 4:49:59 AM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: Altura Ct.
We are to celebrate diversity by pretending it does not exist.

11 posted on 02/20/2012 4:53:49 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Altura Ct.

Fools in charge.


12 posted on 02/20/2012 4:55:57 AM PST by Will88
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To: wolfcreek

This incident was in the Ubnited Kingdom, not the USA.


13 posted on 02/20/2012 4:56:19 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Altura Ct.

“...lyin’ to the races...”


14 posted on 02/20/2012 5:05:51 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: Vaquero

I was told a story about an incident involving the four year old grandson of an acquaintance of mine. Her grandson was telling her all about Mathhew, his friend from his pre-school. Something about what he said clued grandma that mathhew might be African- American, so she asked if Matthew was black. The grandson answered, “No, he’s more like a nice shade of chocolate.”

Is this racism?


15 posted on 02/20/2012 5:06:29 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Altura Ct.
hate crimes such as using the word ‘gaylord’.

What's wrong with Gaylord, there's a city in Michigan by that name....?

16 posted on 02/20/2012 5:06:43 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Altura Ct.

Sticks and stones will break your bones but name calling will resort in your life being destroyed and long prison terms for you, your family and your friends.

PS cracker, homie, whitey, opie, are exempt


17 posted on 02/20/2012 5:08:45 AM PST by winodog
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To: Altura Ct.

Now if the 7 year old had said to a classmate ‘Are you a Fag because you like to watch me go pee pee....?’


18 posted on 02/20/2012 5:15:20 AM PST by TRY ONE (Obummer: The economy sucks......might as well go play golf)
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To: Altura Ct.

If one of my kids was involved in an innocent question and I was summoned to school, everyone involved wouldn’t know which arse hole to use cause I would rip then all a new one...these people are crazy...


19 posted on 02/20/2012 5:16:05 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Altura Ct.

That’s so gay.


20 posted on 02/20/2012 5:16:17 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Hot Tabasco
Hee haws own, Gailard(gay-lard)Sartain...


21 posted on 02/20/2012 5:19:04 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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22 posted on 02/20/2012 5:22:28 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Altura Ct.

Sign a paper!!!???....


23 posted on 02/20/2012 5:25:02 AM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: Altura Ct.

And the answer to the kid’s question is possibly: Yes. His classmate’s skin would be brown because his ancestors lived in Africa, or some other tropical area, for thousands of years, while the white kid’s ancestors lived in colder climates: adaptation to climatic conditions over thousands of years.


24 posted on 02/20/2012 5:25:55 AM PST by Will88
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To: Altura Ct.

And the indoctrination continues.............until someone stands up and doesnt allow it to continue.


25 posted on 02/20/2012 5:26:06 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; wolfcreek

>>This incident was in the Ubnited Kingdom, not the USA.

While that is certainly true, if anyone thinks our Leftists aren’t taking us down the same road at every opportunity, they haven’t been paying attention.


26 posted on 02/20/2012 5:30:15 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Hot Tabasco

>>What’s wrong with Gaylord, there’s a city in Michigan by that name....?

It it also the name of the hotel group that owns Opryland.

http://www.gaylordhotels.com/


27 posted on 02/20/2012 5:31:52 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Altura Ct.

Teachers are branding thousands of children racist or homophobic following inquisitive questions.
PC re-education in action.Looks like a lawyer is going to make Hayley White a rich woman.


28 posted on 02/20/2012 5:32:23 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Altura Ct.

‘Ms. White’

There is your problem right there. That racist ‘White’ woman.


29 posted on 02/20/2012 5:35:09 AM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: ronnie raygun

I wonder what they would have said if they would have overheard what I said to my mother while we were sitting at a lunch counter in the late 50’s? I asked her if the black man sitting next to us needed to wash his face to get the dirt off of it. My mother was horrified and apologized profusely to the man but it was hard to get her apology in between all of his laughter.


30 posted on 02/20/2012 5:35:59 AM PST by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-XXX= Now what? Cain?XX Guess not. I GIVE UP)
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To: Altura Ct.
I have one daughter who has a dark Caucasian color and one daughter that is a redhead and very fair. We had been discussing how people come in different colors with our girls and joking that our youngest was a brown little coconut.

Going to pick up my girls from dance class, I was accosted by a mother (white lady with Peurto Rican husband), who wanted me to know that my daughter had asked her daughter is she was white or brown. Of course, she was quite upset about it.

All I did was call me daughter over to where I stood with the accusing woman and asked, “Tell me dear, what color are you?” to which she instantly replied, “Brown”.

I then turned to the woman and asked, “Anything else?” She looked very befuddled and left.

31 posted on 02/20/2012 5:36:43 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Will88

That’s the nuts and bolts of it, alright.

Only someone looking to “make somethin’ of it” would think that any such observation/question was “racist”.

The question he was asking was - “why is some people’s skin darker than others”, and this could have been easily answered with your explanation. Instead, since it was a “white” child that asked it, the question was “racist”.


32 posted on 02/20/2012 5:36:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Altura Ct.
The age of legal responsibility in the UK is 10 years , therefore this action is illegal.

If natural childhood curiosity is to be suppressed the result will be a generation of Drones.

Regards

33 posted on 02/20/2012 5:43:50 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Vaquero
LOL! How about these?


34 posted on 02/20/2012 5:49:17 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I’ve posted one of those before, and they tend to get pulled. Personally, I think they are funny, much more than racist.


35 posted on 02/20/2012 5:51:51 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The Brits have lost it.

They are in the end game of cultural marxism and are what the “liberals” are working toward in the USA.


36 posted on 02/20/2012 5:53:48 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Funniest gifs I have ever seen. LOL


37 posted on 02/20/2012 5:55:52 AM PST by Lazamataz (If you only think about a diet, only your brain loses weight.)
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To: Altura Ct.
My father many years ago had to apologize to a woman at work, he was working for GM, for he told her that the Egyptian Pharaohs were not all black. He was correct of course but she took offense since that was her cultural pride tangent she was off on as a black woman. Common sense and reality have nothing to do with political correctness. I got in trouble once for telling a black co-worker that black culture is sometimes responsible for it's own problems in America. He was a horrible racist but since he was black it was okay for him to slam white people constantly but I couldn't comment on black culture. This incident with these children shows how far this has gone, you can't have a dialog about race if only one side can speak.
38 posted on 02/20/2012 6:00:01 AM PST by dog breath
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To: ZX12R; GrandJediMasterYoda

How could anyone interpret those as racist? They are a celebration of cultural diversity.


39 posted on 02/20/2012 6:22:27 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: originalbuckeye

The food nazis are in the UK, also. They are the ones who started it first.


40 posted on 02/20/2012 6:33:16 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Daveinyork

“The grandson answered, “No, he’s more like a nice shade of chocolate.””

LOL!!!


41 posted on 02/20/2012 6:37:28 AM PST by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: tophat9000

“Sign a paper!!!???....”

Don’t you sign a confession form, for engaging in the crime of free enterprise capitalism, called the 104O from the IRS?

You now also have to sign a confession for engaging in the crime of individual free speech!


42 posted on 02/20/2012 6:39:04 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: FreedomPoster

“It it also the name of the hotel group that owns Opryland.”

And that’s exactly what makes Gaylord a VERRY dirty word.


43 posted on 02/20/2012 6:40:05 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: moose07

“If natural childhood curiosity is to be suppressed the result will be a generation of Drones.”

When I was 5, I encountered my first little black boy on a train near Chicago. I’d never seen any other kids who weren’t white up until that point.

“Gee, are you from Africa?” I asked.
“Naw, I’s from New Yawk!” was his response.

We had a great time together from that point forward.

Too bad we’ve spent so much time cultivating racial sensitivities since then. A society comprised of nothing but victims is doomed.


44 posted on 02/20/2012 6:41:15 AM PST by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: dog breath

The Egyptians are Black. The Egyptians enslaved the Jews, as everybody knows. So, the Blacks owe the Jews reparations.


45 posted on 02/20/2012 6:42:15 AM PST by Frankss
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To: dog breath

Several of my grandchildren are half black. Once my wife and I took one of them to the store. The cashier remarked that he was cute. I proceeded to tell her that my wife got “jungle fever” while I was deployed to Iraq. The cashier looked very uncomfortable. But not near as uncomfortable as my wife who began professing “No I didn’t. This is our grandson!” I just smiled and said, “If that’s what you want her to believe then OK.”


46 posted on 02/20/2012 6:42:44 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: originalbuckeye

George Orwell knew his country better than he realized................scary.


47 posted on 02/20/2012 6:48:13 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Altura Ct.

It’s the UK, what do you expect? If a kid found a match and lit it he’d be branded an arsonist. The derangement syndrome is alive and well there. Must be the food.


48 posted on 02/20/2012 6:49:28 AM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: Tigerized
Amazing isn’t it how children are not offended by logical questions.

“We had a great time together from that point forward.”

That is so often the result, event after an argument. Adults need to stay out of children’s lives if all they are peddling is politically correct rubbish.

49 posted on 02/20/2012 6:52:30 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: LMAO

so the UK is pretty messed up by the liberals too then I guess.


50 posted on 02/20/2012 6:53:14 AM PST by MNDude
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