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Old 07-08-2008, 06:26 PM   #1
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Toddlers who dislike spicy food 'racist'

Toddlers who dislike spicy food racist, say report - Telegraph

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Toddlers who turn their noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a Government-sponsored agency.
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".
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"Oh my god."

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"Are you effing kidding me?"
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The food thing is silly. I am the world's pickiest eater and can't stand the smell of at least something from every culture. A three year old is just reacting on instinct and unfamiliar smells.

Now the "blackie" and "Paki" - well I have no problem with them wanting to stamp that out.
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The food thing is silly. I am the world's pickiest eater and can't stand the smell of at least something from every culture. A three year old is just reacting on instinct and unfamiliar smells.

Now the "blackie" and "Paki" - well I have no problem with them wanting to stamp that out.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:26 PM   #5
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While that particular suggestion does indeed sound pretty silly (though it'd be nice to see the relevant quote in context), so far as I can tell, this is just some random book published by some umbrella nonprofit's publishing wing, and not part of a government policy plan or anything like that.
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i'm definitely goutraged. I never thought I'd say this but if the UK tories can hide their toxic elements as they seem to be trying to these days, they're a shoo-in next time. If David Cameron falls under a bus they can always call on that nice Mr Saxon.
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I believe that Mr. Griffin has already taken those votes away. If mainstream political parties ignore negative consequences of social policy racists and extremists will pick up the slack.
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How can anyone under the age of 10 be branded racist, its laughable.
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This is so ridiculous. Don't they realize taste buds change over time?
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^You mean there is hope for these racist toddlers?
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This is so ridiculous. Don't they realize taste buds change over time?

humans are born with a tendency toward bias, intolerance, not liking anything that is different

as they get older, some are able to over come these bias and become more accepting, of different foods and people
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Also I was reading a book that talked about child development and most kids don't like spicy foods because they have more taste buds than adults do. As they age they lose some of them and adjust to spicy or sour or any other strong flavour.
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The alert about spicy food is part of a 366 page report, they obviously were trying to be comprehensive. The title is misleading, the report appears to be saying a dislike of spicy food can demonstrate the start of potentially racist attitudes, not that the kids *are* racist. Of course, I think it's dumb to be analyzing kids to that extent at all.
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How can anyone under the age of 10 be branded racist, its laughable.
Of course a kid under the age of ten can be racist.
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Of course a kid under the age of ten can be racist.
How possibly could a kid understand race at that age. I remember when i was at that age, i would say anything without knowing the true meaning of the pharse or word i was saying. Children can be very impressionable.
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How possibly could a kid understand race at that age. I remember when i was at that age, i would say anything without knowing the true meaning of the pharse or word i was saying. Children can be very impressionable.
Perhaps you don't work around kids? I'm a teacher so I work with kids every day and kids under the age of ten are a lot smarter and more aware than you're giving them credit for. If a kid is old enough to hate then they are old enough to be racist. And sometimes seven and eight year olds can be awfully cruel--it's not as if they "don't know" they are being mean.

As for saying "racist things" without knowing the true meaning or import of what they're saying, there are adults who have that problem.

And anyway even if a kid is throwing around racist slurs without knowing what they mean it's our responsiblity to teach them what these words mean and make it clear that they're inappropriate rather than smile and say "Aw isn't that cute. After all he doesn't know what he's saying!" You don't need to browbeat the kid but you do need to educate him.

I have a feeling that this was probably the actual point of this 366 page document--not to encourage the "policing of thought."
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If a kid is old enough to hate then they are old enough to be racist.
What could a kid possibly hate at that age ? To truely hate something you must have a rational understanding of the situation.
My mum works as a teacher in both a nursery and a primary school so im not totally alien to the concept of young children.
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