Playgroup teachers need an “understanding about white privilege” so toddlers can learn to “recognise racist behaviours and develop anti-racist views”, according to new guidance.

The new advice, drawn up as an alternative to the Government’s statutory guidance by representatives from unions and charities, said it was “time to challenge the widespread notion that ‘children do not see race’ and are colour blind to difference”.

That march through the institutions is long, innit?

5 thoughts on “Aye up”

  1. …the widespread notion that ‘children do not see race’ and are colour blind to difference

    widespread because true.

  2. As per Philip. I thought the dogma was that children weren’t racist, they have to be taught to be racist.

  3. The Meissen Bison

    One of the Bison calves as a toddler attended a Montessori school in a distant land and was the only white child. None of the little people appeared to notice far less care about the difference.

  4. Dear Mr JGH April 4, 2021 at 9:38 am

    “I thought the dogma was that children weren’t racist, they have to be taught to be racist.”

    That’s the plan: start when they’re young.

    DP

  5. “time to challenge the widespread notion that ‘children do not see race’ and are colour blind to difference”.

    Who ever had that notion? Because the little monsters will grasp on to any little difference as reason to torment someone – if there’s any indication to them that its important.

    Maybe it would help if the teachers didn’t put quite so much importance on the color of skin then?

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