Re: 7-year-old branded 'racist' for asking student about skin colourFeb 20th, 2012
The mother of a seven-year-old boy was told to sign a school form admitting he was racist after he asked another pupil about the colour of his skin.
Elliott Dearlove had asked a five-year-old boy in the playground whether he was ‘brown because he was from Africa’.
His mother, Hayley White, 29, said she received a phone call last month to say her son had been at the centre of a ‘racist incident’.
She was then summoned to a meeting with Elliott, his teacher and the deputy head of Griffin Primary School in Hull.
Read more: Boy, 7, branded a racist for asking schoolmate: 'Are you brown because you come from Africa?' | Mail Online
Also, did the school try to educate the kid since?
Silly me. Now that I've read the link, it would seem the fault lied not with the school, but with the law. As it turns out, the school was legally obliged to follow that procedure once the "brown" kid complained of a racist incident.
Seeing that the "brown" kid himself is likely seven years old or so, I would not blame him either. But in the end, the school was merely doing what it was legally obligated to do.
Maybe a letter-writing or petition campaing to have that law reworded would be in order.