Saturday, April 27, 2013

Well there's a surprise...

Studies by various government funded groups are generally a waste of time, either their polling is too small to give a decent sample or they draw erroneous conclusions from the results due to the way the questions are parsed. A lot of the time though, they simply tell us what we already knew.
Children who are given anti-racism lessons in school are more likely to be intolerant outside the classroom, a major study found yesterday.
It said accusing white pupils of racism causes animosity, and discussing sensitive ethnic concerns such as honour killings paints minority group children in a bad light.
The survey said children who live in mixed neighbourhoods are often free of hostility towards other racial groups.
But it found that ‘when more attention in class is being paid to the multicultural society, the liberalising effect of positive contact in class on youngsters’ xenophobic attitude decreases’.
The report added that bad feelings among minority groups could be generated by discussion of topics such as honour killings or female circumcision. Animosity could also be caused by ‘a one-sided offender- victim approach to racism’.
The findings echo the views of Bradford head teacher Ray Honeyford, who was driven from his job nearly 30 years ago over his claim that multicultural teaching was harming pupils.
Mr Honeyford said that pupil performance was hindered by ‘the notion of the multi-racial curriculum urged by the authorities, and of making colour and race significant, high-profile issues in the classroom’.
Well that's your European tax dollars at work telling us that if you treat one group as racist even when they clearly aren't you will get racism as they'll generally resent this and become ever more hostile to those trying to plant the idea that old whitey is somehow different to everyone else as they are the only ones who can be racist.
Funny how discussing the really bad stuff like honour killings and female genital mutilation causes bad feelings, though I suspect this is more embarrassment than actual bad feelings.
This survey is yet another blow for those who saw education as some sort of political football to commit social engineering on the young of various nations. That it backfired was a given, they actually increased intolerance and driven extremism as many kids decided that if they were labelled an extremist, then an extremist they would be.
Kids should be allowed to be kids, forcing multicultural one way crap down their throats should stop and other divisive measures such as black history month stopped as well.
Integration not division is the key telling kids they are racists and their history is racist isn't.

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