Sunday, 22 February 2009

One-armed presenter...

Yahoo story about the presenter with one arm and the complaints the BBC have received...

As someone who is involved with childcare in the UK, there is a big emphasis on acceptance of everyone, of different races/cultures/religions/abilities/disabilities. OFSTED are quite fussy about this, which is good.

I chat to the kids about people in wheelchairs, people who where saris, people with down syndrome, people who have tatoos... we live in a richly diverse place and *difference* should not be something to be feared, but something to be embraced and accepted.

Unfortunately the prejudice shown this presenter are parent-led, not child-led. It's a good example of how parents should NOT behave. Kids are far more accepting and tolerant than adults are.

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