Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The BBC talks nonsense on education

From an article on Auntie's website:
Government figures in the Observer show some schools in England have a pupil majority from one ethnic group.
The only way the state could avoid that being the case would be by refusing to educate a large proportion of what Margaret Hodge calls the indigenous population.

1 comment:

David said...

This error derives from the ever evolving PC sensibility over how you say "not white". In the 1960s sensitive people like my sister said "negro" and racists said "black or coloured". Black conciousness changed that and "black" became OK. Then the chattering classes started to say "ethnic" which you would expect to simply mean racial and apply to all races. I looked it up when it first appeared. By derivation, it means "pagan" !