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MELANIE PHILLIPS: IT’S COME TO THIS, A 7 YEAR OLD BOY DEEMED A RACIST……?

 

In a statist driven society which uses political correctness orthodoxy to keep the folks in line with its multicultural policies, then yes, it will come to this.

A seven-year-old branded a bigot. How on earth have we come to this? 

By MELANIE PHILLIPS

Last updated at 7:27 AM on 20th February 2012

The word ‘Orwellian’ has become over-used to the point of cliche. Yet there is really no other way to describe the deeply sinister, upside-down onslaught upon common sense that has extended even into the school playgrounds of politically correct Britain.

The aim was originally to create a kinder, gentler world — with a commitment to eradicating racial or any other type of prejudice.

Supporters of these beliefs profess to loathe and detest bullying, with teachers instigating school playground patrols and ‘anti-bullying weeks’ to stamp out this hateful practice.

Orwellian: Elliott Dearlove, left, merely asked a five-year-old boy if he was ‘brown because he was from Africa’ but the school tried to make his mother Hayley sign a form admitting he was racist

And yet, in pursuance of these aims, we have witnessed the rise of the widespread State-sponsored bullying of children.

The latest example was the experience of a seven-year-old boy from Hull, whose mother was astounded to be told by his primary school to sign a form admitting he was racist.

So what was the heinous act this child had committed to cause him to be branded in this way? Why, merely to have asked a five-year-old boy in the playground whether he was ‘brown because he was from Africa’.

What on earth is racist about that question? It does not express a hateful dislike of, or racial superiority over, another person on account of the colour of their skin. It merely wonders, in a child-like way, about the reason for that colour.

It is thus a perfectly inoffensive question from a curious child. The reason for the five-year-old’s brown skin is, indeed, that his ancestry lies in another continent.

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