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Monday, July 07, 2008

Toddlers, Babies Who Refuse to Eat Foreign Food Might be 'Racist'

Okay, this time I'm speechless.

Telegraph: Toddlers who dislike spicy food 'racist'
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".

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