The Myth of Racist Kids


The volunteer-run news channel WORLDbytes today releases an important filmed discussion The Myth of Racist Kids with Adrian Hart, filmmaker and anti-racist campaigner.


[UKPRwire, Fri Dec 11 2009] The volunteer-run news channel WORLDbytes today releases an important filmed discussion The Myth of Racist Kids with Adrian Hart, filmmaker and anti-racist campaigner.

Hart discusses his recently released report published by the Manifesto Club with an audience of young volunteers. His experience in the classroom has led him to conclude that work by antiracist campaigners with young pupils does more harm than good, stirring up tensions and creating problems where there are none. The programme includes illustrative footage filmed by Adrian Hart in schools.

As Hart argues: “The playground is a messy place, it’s fizzing with friendships, falling out, making up, teasing and banter. Of course they insult each other, they are kids and I really think it’s a travesty and potentially very damaging that this world gets interfered with by a policy determined to elevate this playground world into an adult conception of racism.”
He speaks about his concern about the need to quantify the number of racist incidences in
school and the way that teachers feel under pressure to identify racism in the classroom, “Even where there was no evidence of racism, teachers were feeling they must be in denial because ‘racism’s everywhere isn’t it?’”

Hart concludes that there is a new generation who could be growing up colour blind, “We need to wake up to what’s actually going on in this generation, which is uniquely place to transcend race.”

The programme The Myth of Racist Kids is available to watch at:
www.worldbytes.org/programmes/012/012_004.html

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