Mothers, take note: your picky eater just may be showing the signs of racism. That’s right folks; it must be true because a government funded organization in the UK says it is.

According to this article in the Telegraph:

The National Children’s Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents among youngsters in their care.

This could include a child of as young as three who says “yuk” in response to being served unfamiliar foreign food.

Are they out of their minds?!? I was happy my kids ate PB&J, mac and cheese, and Cheerios without complaint at age three. Saying “yuk” can be construed as a “racist incident?”

OH, and this:

Nurseries are encouraged to report as many incidents as possible to their local council. The guide added: “Some people think that if a large number of racist incidents are reported, this will reflect badly on the institution. In fact, the opposite is the case.”

Right. So, if Jr. says “yuk” to hummus, it’s going to be reported to the local council? Will this lead to Jr. receiving a scarlet R next to his name in his school file? If Ahmed says “yuk” to mashed potatoes, will he be branded a racist for not liking bland Irish food?

My 11 year old son tasted my BBQ pork rinds today at lunch. His reaction was more dramatic than “yuk.” Does this mean my son is harboring the seeds of…what? Hating Southerners? OH, and I saw you wince when you read that I eat BBQ pork rinds. You must hate Southerners, too!

Pray for the UK, people; this is but a glimpse of what they’re dealing with. And then pray for us, because it won’t be long before this lunacy makes it across the pond.

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