Children as young as four reprimanded for racist behaviour – Daily Telegraph

“The equivalent of around 100 primary school pupils a day were reported to local authorities after using offensive language in lessons and the playground, it is claimed. In some cases, pupils were reprimanded for relatively trivial squabbles and employing insults such as ‘gaylord’ and ‘broccoli head’. Researchers said many children – some as young as four – are being reported despite being ‘unlikely to understand the meaning of these words’. Schools are obliged to report all ‘hate speech’ incidents to local authorities as part of the 2000 Race Relations Act.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2011