The Brits have gone “over the top” again on political correctness, this time with food preferences:
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’.”
First question: who determines what’s really “flavourful?”
Like many of you, I’ve been there and done that eating a wide variety of foods and travelling to a wide variety of places. My status as an omnivore has been tested with the fish stomachs in Tianjin, the chicken in Bryansk so dry you could only cut it with the grain, the reindeer in Kuopio, and the like. How do these Children’s Bureau types know when infants are being fed really good food of any kind or “ethnic” food that the “ethnics” wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot (or three metre) pole?
Beyond that, this dictum comes from a country that has probably the worst native cuisine in Europe, perhaps the world. Any visitor to London knows how hard it is to find an “English” restaurant. That not only speaks of the polyglot nature of London today, it also speaks of the fact that most white British people know their cuisine leaves a lot to be desired of.
The Children’s Bureau is wasting its time solving problems that don’t exist. What they’re doing is bullying people into their own mould, which is no different than they accuse their enemies of.
Commenting on my own bullying problems growing up in Palm Beach, one visitor was amused that I would complain about problems with “Anglo-Saxons.” Maybe that explains why I like my non-white friends so much. I think that the Anglophone world is going crazy, and they’re doing it by substituting one form of groupthink coercion with another.