Toddlers who don't like the curry are racist?

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  1. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Someone please tell me this is made up, and not the drive to be evermore politically correct gone horribly, horribly wrong.

    story here

     
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    great thread title :D (makes a change from all the iphone stories coming up on the spy)
     
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    Please tell me that the Telegraph has abandoned traditional journalism for the enjoyable stylings of satirical wit, perhaps trying to position themselves as The Onion for the UK.

    Please.

    Please.
     
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    The irony of course is that many of the most odious racists in the country love curry.
     
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    I think that part of the guide the article mentions has been blown out of all proportion. It is a ridiculous to say that the children are being racist, but that isn't really what the guide implies.

    Personally i think it is very important to oppose racism in schools, but definitely not at such a young age, and that if a racist attitude develops later in life, it perhaps has come more from the child's parents.
     
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    A college tutor hinted that I was racist because I would have rather gone to MacDonalds than a big posh indian restaurant. I just plain don't like indian food.
     
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    The government should cut funding to this bureau. I'm serious.
     
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    A racist you're not. You just happen to completely lack any taste. :p
     
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    i usually detest excessive politicalcorrectness, and this would qualify as an egregious case if it was as presented by the title of this article.

    However, from reading the article itself it seems clear that the Telegraph went out of its way to spin this as PCgonemadness where it really isn't.

    i obviously haven't read the 366 pages document they refer to, but even by the short, selected excerpts they present, it appears obvious that to claim that the report classifies a kid who doesn't like some food as racist is a crass misrepresentation.

    it seems mostly a case of purposedly bad journalism designed to enrage people with outlandish claims.
     
  10. Lau Guest

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    Indeed – I think it's implying that they should be looking out for kids turning their nose up at, say, curry because it's "what those people eat" not because they don't like the food.
     
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    Exactly. This is the Telegraph attempting to outgun the Sun.

    Children parrot their parents all the time. I can just hear a 5 year old repeating what its racist parent says. "I'm not going to eat this @#@$@$#% crap!"

    Racism is learned behaviour and the sooner its nipped in the bud, the better for everyone.
     
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    That's rather different from saying "Yuk" and refusing to eat their Brussels sprouts. Would they then be accused of being anti-EU or anti-Green?
     
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    no, but if my kids were ever to ask for a second serving of brussels sprouts, i surely hope the teachers would have a psychiatrist intervene within minutes....
     
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    Anti-Green only if the sprouts were organic, of course.

    I rather like Brussels sprouts, but the thought of mushy peas makes my stomach flop. Does that mean I'm anti-british?
     
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    From your location, I'd say you were either Cornish or Welsh, certainly Gaelic-speaking, so you'd probably be British, in the truest sense of the word... :)
     
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    no, it means you're insane:D
     
  17. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Ah, merely a self-hater then.
     
  18. és: macrumors 6502a

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    I love curry but I'm not racists. I'm all confuddled.

    I must be a neo food nazi racist.
     
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    Oh I don't like Macdonalds either, but push came to shove :eek:

    The same tutor was with us in Barcelona where I didn't want to eat any of the spanish cuisine. Someone once described paella as "boat scrapings dumped in a bucket, boiled, then served". Even though it's not entirely true I just can't stomach it :eek:
     
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    OK, let's talk diced beets. :eek:

    I was subjected to this "delicacy" in Summer Camp, and, to this day, I will throttle anyone offering it as a side-dish.
     
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    Well, as long as you don't travel to Scotland, you should be ok...
     
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    Oh oh, that might be just beyond the comprehension of the Yanks in the crowd.

    ;)
     
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    Oh, I wasn't referring to liking McDonald's. I was referring to not liking Indian food. :)
     
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    Kids eat with their eyes and noses, if they don't like the way something looks/smells or is unfamiliar to them -- what is wrong with a yuk.

    It isn't racist, they just aren't into exploring new foods. Yet...

    Some will try and expand the foods they eat, all depends on the parents and if they are into variety.

    Others would rather eat bugs.
     
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    Why are you going out of your way to misinterpret what this book is?

    How many of you looked up what the NCB is or does? How many of you looked up the book? How many of you just felt comfortable in the idea that as white folk, you're persecuted and just left it at that?

    Here's the book's TOC for those with open minds:

    http://www.ncb.org.uk/dotpdf/books/contents_race.pdf

    And wow, the state of British journalism is really pathetic.
     

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