St Mary’s Calne School in Wiltshire, which is ranked among the best independent schools in the country, received an outpouring of angry messages from former pupils after posting a seemingly innocuous picture of its new flower garden online.And what's wrong with that? It's a perfectly lovely flower garden, after all...
Reader, I'm glad you asked:
Cat Roberts, 22, who is mixed-race, questioned the boarding school’s decision to share the image when it had failed to comment on the global discussion on racism sparked by the death of George Floyd.Yes. Seriously.
She said: ‘With all that is happening in the world at the moment, I don’t think it is appropriate that you are posting your new flower garden yet are not acknowledging black lives and your black students.
‘It is truly ignorant that as a school you will not publicly stand for your black students. Racism is alive and is something myself and my friends experienced whilst studying at St Mary’s Calne.’And did she stand up and challenge it at the time? It doesn't appear so. Instead she waited until she had a chance to castigate her school for not Tweeting about what she though they should tweet about.
Now who's the ignorant one? What sort of success has she made of her life, by the way?
...Ms Roberts, who works as a model after studying public relations at university...Clearly, an expensive education was wasted on you, love.