Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Sometimes you can't win

When a school took account of an Aboriginal girl's culture, that was "racist".  When they did NOT treat her differently that was also racist

Australia: The mother of an Aboriginal girl has taken racial discrimination action against her 10-year-old daughter's private school.

The mother, who is also a teacher, lodged a complaint against a teacher and staff member from Ipswich Girls Grammar School with the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

She said her daughter was embarrassed when she was told by her teacher to sit outside during a history class because of a YouTube video that showed a dead Aboriginal man,The Courier Mail reported.

The teacher said she was trying to be accommodating of the girl's culture of not naming the dead and gave her the choice to watch the video.

'We, her parents, had never given the school any indication that (our daughter) is unable to participate in any academic or school activities for cultural reasons,' the mother said in a statement.  

The teacher also refuted any claims she bullied the student by submitting a card she gave her that read: 'thank you for a great year in your class.'

Ipswich Girls Grammar School denies any claims of racial and cultural discrimination at the school and by the teacher.

However, the parents claim their daughter has been subject to racial discrimination and a culturally insensitive curriculum for the past six years.

In another incident, the mother said her daughter was teased when she did not dress 'like a colonial' for a history class excursion.

The girl's father said the colonial era represented 'massacres, displacement and genocide' of the Aboriginal people.

'Asking an Aboriginal student to dress like a colonial was offensive, racist and discriminatory,' the mother said.



Anonymous said...

The girl wants to be just like everybody else except when she doesn't.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

P.C. Nonsense is getting out of hand some people reactor to the most minor things like a chicken with its head cut off

Anonymous said...

Damned if you do. Damned if you don't

Anonymous said...

Isn't this what every race-based element has been saying for the last 20+ years? It's wrong to treat someone badly because of their race, but it's also wrong if you don't treat them better than everyone else because of their race. They don't want equality; they want privilege.

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathers said...

Liberals were just naturaly born to whine its just when it comes to liberals they never gave up whining

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be surprised if this girl was accepted to this school BECAUSE of her Aboriginality.
They were happy to take the benefits when it suited them. Now they want to punish the school for its generosity.