Somebody needs a slap, any volunteers?
A 14 year old girl was accused of being a racist at school, put into isolation and then a week later was arrested by the police and questioned for 4 hours before being released without charge.
Her crime? She was put in a group for a science lesson with 5 other children, all Asian, who sat there talking to each other in Urdu so she asked the teacher if she could move to another group because she couldn’t understand them.
A perfectly reasonable request you might think – how can she possibly work with a group that can’t/won’t speak English? But no, this is the most hideous of racist crimes. The teacher screamed at her that she was a racist and she was put into isolation. A week later the police arrested her for racism, kept her at a police station for 4 hours and interviewed her before releasing her without charge.
Would the same have happened if a child who only spoke Urdu asked to be moved from a group of English speaking children because they didn’t speak English? Would it buggery. This obsession with branding people as racists is really starting to get on my tits.