Monday, July 28, 2008
"Some of my best friends like ethnic food ...!"
This is old news, I know, but I simply must opine ...
Next time your little leg-hugger turns his or her nose up at a taco, or a crêpe, or a pile of sticky rice, or some baba ghanouj, be prepared to sic Jesse Jackson on their ass(es) 'cause, according to learned souls in the United Kingdom, you may have a Junior James Earl Ray on your hands. To wit:
"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.' ...
"The guide goes on to warn that children might also "react negatively to a culinary tradition other than their own by saying 'yuk.'"
You may laugh at such über-PC nitwittery taking place across the Pond; however, in your heart of hearts, you must KNOW that it's just a matter of time before we Yanks are subjected with such.
Reckon "racist" food will ever be discovered in the United States. If it does, I'm betting that the first ville in which it'll rear its ugly head will be in Dearborn, Michigan. Wanna give me odds ...?!