By Dr Phil Edwards-According to reports the National Union of Teachers (NUT) are launching a new “toolkit” during “Black History Month” designed to tackle “racism” and “hate crime” by using photographs of mass murderer Harold Shipman and the Archbishop John Sentamu alongside those of the train robber Ronald Biggs and Baroness Warsi.
Despite a number of telephone calls to the NUT and the Anthony Walker Foundation, for details of how the photographs are to be deployed in the class room, no details have been forthcoming.
According to one source, the images will be used to “…hammer home messages about racial stereotyping in a series of suggested classroom exercises”.
We can only speculate, so let us make a very simple assumption that if pupils are to be told that white people like Harold Shipman and Ronald Biggs are “bad”, whereas Archbishop John Sentamu and Baroness Warsi are “good”, what will black pupils make of the white children in their classroom?
Would this be a “racist” comparison on the part of teachers?
Already black pupils have been told that white folk enslaved their ancestors (factually incorrect but Politically Correct) and that white folk are “racist”, meaning that they “hate” black or brown folk.
A similar project a few years showed photographs of black people but as photographic negatives, with the implication that race is simply about skin colour, which is incorrect (factually incorrect but Politically Correct).
Of course, it is quite appropriate that the CPS and the educational establishment should be worried about the unravelling of their failed multicultural experiment, but using such techniques is dishonest,not to mention misleading!
An honest approach would be to acknowledge that in general, people prefer the company of others of their own race, so enforced ethnic diversity causes tension and resentment.
Furthermore, race is important in individual and group identity. People of different races build different societies.
Blacks—wherever they are found in large numbers—establish communities with certain characteristics, and whites and others do the same.
So, the combination of the first three factors means that racial diversity is a source of constant conflict.
This is obvious, yet one of the requirements of respectability in this country is to pretend—and to repeat loudly at every opportunity—that diversity is a strength (again, factually incorrect but Politically Correct).
Perhaps, racially segregated schools would be one solution, similar to schools segregated on faith lines.