Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The right to say Yuck

UK news:
Toddlers who say "yuck" when given flavorful foreign food may be exhibiting racist behavior, a British government-sponsored organization says. The London-based National Children's Bureau released a 366-page guide counseling adults on recognizing racist behavior in young children, The Telegraph reported Monday.

The guide, titled Young Children and Racial Justice, warns adults that babies must also be included in the effort to eliminate racism because they have the ability to "recognize different people in their lives."The bureau says to be aware of children who "react negatively to a culinary tradition other than their own by saying "yuck".
We grown-ups also want the right to occasionally say "yuck".

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