In a statement, head teacher Janet Adamson said: “We are unable to discuss conduct issues relating to individual children.
“However, in this matter, we are satisfied we have acted in accordance with the council’s guidance for schools on the reporting of racist incidents.”
Vanessa Harvey-Samuel, head of localities and learning at Hull City Council, said: “There is a statutory duty to report any incident that is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person.
“The council’s policy is informed by Ofsted’s guidance on the inspection framework for schools in England.”
Abel Rivera, chief officer of Humber All Nations Alliance, which works with 38 different ethnic groups in Hull to encourage race equality, backed the school.
He said: “The school has to follow its racism policy.
“The boy has singled another pupil out on the basis of his colour. That is discrimination and it’s wrong.”
So, what do we have here? A vicious schoolyard fight? Racist abuse hurled at an ethnic pupil?
No. Not exactly.
Elliott Dearlove asked the question of the five-year-old boy at Griffin Primary School in Barham Road, east Hull.
A question? How can a question be ‘racist’? Well, little Elliot (who, bear in mind, is all of seven years old), asked a fellow pupil if he was “brown because he was from Africa”.
Yes, that’s it. That’s all. But it’s apparently enough for the balloon to go up, and parents to be summoned, and the whole panoply of ‘anti-racism’ to be brought to bear. Luckily for little Elliot, his mother isn’t one to be cowed:
Miss White says she was led to the head teacher’s office, where she was asked to sign a form.
“The form said my son had made a racist remark,” she said.
“I refused to sign it. I told the teacher I did not agree the comment was racist.
“My son is inquisitive. He always likes to asks questions. But that does not make him a racist.”
No, it doesn’t.
What it does make him is a lightning rod for the utter stupidity of the state-employed adults and racemongers in this case, who are unable to make judgements and hide behind their rules and regulations when challenged on their idiocy.
H/T: Smoking Hot via email