Education

How the ABC Teaches Kids Racism

My younger brother had to change schools due to racism. As the only boy from an English-speaking background in a large class, he was targeted by some of the boys for a hard time. It wasn’t only his freckle-faced, auburn-haired difference. He was keen, scoring top marks in each subject, so those classmates set to taunting his performance. They did this openly, calling him spiteful names in class. What his teachers then did beggared belief. They saw my brother as a problem because he was so far in front academically; besides, disruptive behaviour from some multicultural youngsters broke out whenever…

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