Officers from Brighton and Hove City Council have been called in to investigate claims of a “culture of racial abuse” at Varndean School.Claims by people who stand to profit in some way by it? Yup!
The alarm was raised by Mosaic, a charity supporting black and mixed-race families in Brighton and Hove.Shocker, I know…
Abigail Sinclair, a Mosaic community worker, said she was in contact with the parents of six children at the school who had complained of repeated verbal and physical racial abuse.
She added the “majority” of school racism cases dealt with by the charity in the past 18 months had involved students at Varndean.So the school calls in the ‘experts’ and negotiates with the charity and boxes are ticked left, right and centre.
The school can congratulate itself on its academic achievements, though, clearly:
Ms Sinclair claimed white students had developed their own codeword insults to keep under the radar of teachers including ‘reggin’- an anagram of a racial taunt.That’s impressive! Most schoolkids would be hard-pressed to spell it correctly forwards…!
It also underscores the utter futility of ‘anti-racist’ and ‘derogatory language’ campaigns; the kids will just invent new ones.