Don’t like the smell of foreign food?

Well, if you’re a child and you live in the UK, you could be branded as a “racist” for it (h/t: Moonbattery):

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.

The guidance by the NCB is designed to draw attention to potentially-racist attitudes in youngsters from a young age.

It alerts playgroup leaders that even babies can not be ignored in the drive to root out prejudice as they can “recognise different people in their lives”.

The 366-page guide for staff in charge of pre-school children, called Young Children and Racial Justice, warns: “Racist incidents among children in early years settings tend to be around name-calling, casual thoughtless comments and peer group relationships.”

It advises nursery teachers to be on the alert for childish abuse such as: “blackie”, “Pakis”, “those people” or “they smell”.

The guide goes on to warn that children might also “react negatively to a culinary tradition other than their own by saying ‘yuk'”.

Staff are told: “No racist incident should be ignored. When there is a clear racist incident, it is necessary to be specific in condemning the action.”

Well, if smelling foreign foods and saying “yuk” in response makes one a racist, I’ve been one for a loonnnng time. There are so many foods out there that I’ve turned my nose up at over the years for the smell, some of which actually ended up tasting good (like Greek food, for example) when I tried it later. On the other hand, if I were to send over to the UK a box of cookies and/or cakes that I’d baked up especially for the kiddies, I wouldn’t blame them for screaming “yuk” at the mere sight of them, let alone the smell …

One has to wonder, though, when the kids exclaim “yuk” after they smell British food (ever hear the jokes about how icky Brit food is?), what would that mean? :-?

In all seriousness, this is just one more example of the corrosive, slippery slope nature of nanny-state government in the UK. They’re so busy trying to indoctrinate children with government-approved morally relativistic attitudes towards other cultures that in the process they forget they’re actually supposed to be educating them on the basics: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.

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