The idea of racism spreading throughout the country has been seized by the Democrats as they suggested people like former President Donald Trump and the Republicans were not only harboring the hate, but helping it flourish. While racism in America has become a hot topic of debate with President Joe Biden discussing the issue, a council in London claimed that a baby, as young as three months old, can start showing racial bias. Again, three months old. Still, the Islington Council in London stated that young children should and must be taught about racism and the topic of race.
According to the council, which posted their theory in 2021, “white children are strongly biased in favour of whiteness”.
Shockingly, this idea wasn’t just shared by the council as Adrian Hart, of the group Don’t Divide Us, stated, “Fundamentally, many of the studies presented in support of these sorts of ideas about children and race simply conflate acceptance of one group with rejection of another”. He added, “Children’s choices in relation to things like doll or toy preference, in artificial experimental conditions offer no indication of whether the child takes account of race in everyday social interactions. Parents and educators and policy makers in local and central government alike cannot take claims like these at face value.”
The claims being presented come at the same time The Telegraph reported that local councils had hired organizations to help teach Critical Race Theory to nursery staff. Opposing the move, Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said, “Children need to form their own views at the same time as they learn to respect those of others. That is why parents and carers need to be able to trust schools to be totally impartial. They need to be confident that their children can learn about political issues and begin to form their own independent opinions, without being influenced by the personal views of those teaching them. No school should be encouraging young people to pin their colours to a particular political mast.”
While many MPs share Zahawi’s opinion, the BBC produced a segment that was meant to help parents talk to their children about race and racism.
This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on May 23, 2022. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.
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