Middle Class, White Teachers “Struggle to Tackle Racism”

Hannah Furness, Telegraph (London), March 17, 2012

A study has indicated the average new teacher feels “out of their depth” tackling race issues, due to their own background and lack of understanding about discrimination.

Experts have now called for “equality classes” to become a key part of teacher training courses, in a bid to reflect the “growing diversity” of British schools.

The study, by Manchester Metropolitan University, was based on interviews and surveys of trainee teachers and lecturers who reported their concerns in the classroom.

It found the majority of those training to enter the classroom were white, monolingual, middle-class woman who were taught by people similar to them.

This, it is claimed, had led to “race equality issues to become hidden”, with often little discussion of issues surrounding ethnicity.

Equality expert Peter Hick, who led the study, has now called for schools to recruit more teachers from ethnic minorities, to reflect the reality of British schools.

He recommended making equality classes a part of teacher-training programmes and said more time needs to be dedicated to tackling racist bullying.

Dr Hick said: “There is a continuing need for teachers to be better prepared—the recent allegations of racism in football remind us of the kind of issues they have to respond to every day.

“We cannot rest on our laurels as racial equality remains under threat.

“Our research shows that it takes more than just a ‘teachers pack’ to help deal with these issues—time needs to be dedicated to thinking this through collaboratively.”

His report states: “Of key concern is how the teaching workforce—predominantly white, monolingual, female and middle-class—can be enabled to be more effective and culturally competent in teaching an increasingly diverse pupil population.

“The small numbers of visible BME [black and minority ethnic] staff and students seemed to allow race equality issues to become hidden at times, to become less discussed.”

The study followed a survey by the government’s teaching agency in 2010, which found half of newly qualified teachers did not feel confident dealing with race issues.

In 2011, a survey for the Department for Education found just 11 per cent of classroom teachers were from an ethnic minority, compared with 24 per cent of pupils.

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  • If only 50% of black men graduate from high schoool, and they are more likely to have been to jail than college how can you expect many to be somewhere a degree and clean record is needed

  • The_Bobster

    He recommended making equality classes a part of teacher-training programmes and said more time needs to be dedicated to tackling racist bullying.

    ____________

    Let me guess which students will be tagged as the “racist bullies”. I’m guessing any Whites who have the temerity to fight back against minority aggressors.

  • ”It found the majority of those training to enter the classroom were white, monolingual, middle-class woman who were taught by people similar to them.
    This, it is claimed, had led to “race equality issues to become hidden”, with often little discussion of issues surrounding ethnicity.
    Equality expert Peter Hick, who led the study, has now called for schools to recruit more teachers from ethnic minorities, to reflect the reality of British schools.”
    Well there you have it. Middle class, liberal White women, who have been champions of diversity and multiculturalism, must be replaced because their very presence has resulted in “hidden race equality issues.” Non-existent racial issues are declared as merely “hidden,” so race replacement can proceed on track.
    Let this be a lesson to the White, liberal diversity disciples out there. You are nothing but a useful idiot and once they have used you to carry out their race replacement objectives, you will be cast aside and replaced!
    Will they ever get it?

  • Oil Can Harry

    Years ago when Britain was almost all white they didn’t have “equality classes”.

    Instead they wasted the students’ time on reading, math, history, science, etc. 

  • Oil Can Harry

    These white female teachers are also being bashed for being “monolingual”.

    As in America, the immigrant students are not expected to learn English. Instead the teachers must learn their language.

  • “It found the majority of those training to enter the classroom were white, monolingual, middle-class woman who were taught by people similar to them.”

    “This, it is claimed, had led to “race equality issues to become hidden”, with often little discussion of issues surrounding ethnicity.”

    White female educators were the vanguard of cultural marxism.
    Revolutions devour their own children. 

  • JohnEngelman

    I suspect these “equality classes” are designed to teach the white teachers to accept disruptive behavior and inferior performance by blacks. 

  • JackKrak

    You know where these students can find a teacher that is sensitive to their unique cultural norms & traditions and can communicate with them in their native language?

    Back in the country their families willingly left to take advantage of the prosperous, orderly and stable society built by native white Britons…..

  • Equality Classes, how fittingly Orwellian for a British school.

    The people who still build mud huts are the equal to the people who produced Shakespeare and ruled the world for centuries. Oh of course!

  • MissBonnie123

    My heart goes out to the White British children (and our American White children). They are all being terrorized by the teachers and others in the school administrations.

    “The small numbers of visible BME [black and minority ethnic] staff and students seemed to allow race equality issues to become hidden at times, to become less discussed.”

    Unbelievable! I frequently read the website The British Resistance and according to a recent article, the Tower Hamlets section has a majority non-white student population. There are many other areas in the UK that have this situation, too. It  seems to me that the non-white students are the ones who would need the lecturing on racial issues. They are the ones most likely to NOT believe in equality and act out hateful tendencies towards the White British children AND get away with it!

    • loyalwhitebriton

      I agree. It’s absolutely unbelievable.
      Take Stepney Green school, Tower Hamlets:
      94% Bangladeshi, which is bad enough, and ZERO% White. No white kids at all, in a school in our nation’s Capital, London!.
      To see this statistic in the flesh, so to speak, see http://www.stepneygreen.towerhamlets.sch.uk/sg/home.html 
      There doesn’t appear to be a “small number of visible BME staff and students” here.
      Just the opposite, in fact.
      Nor at many other British schools, as the list on tbr website shows.

  • MissBonnie123

    I agree with you. I hope the liberals who caused all this suffering will be around to see this.

  • ncpride

    This is well-documented and one can find numerous articles on the net about how classrooms have been altered over the decades to the detriment of boys who like a more challenging, active style of instruction. 

    Perhaps this would explain why so many boys are on some sort of medication for a ‘hyper-active’ disorder?  Whatever that means. I’m not kidding when I say at least 5 kids were on meds in my son’s 4th grade class,  and ALL  of them were boys who talked openly about it. I find this very disturbing. Why do I have a feeling that there is nothing wrong with those kids whatsoever, other than being, well…… boys who are always more active and rough and tumble and full of energy? I think teachers and parents alike just don’t want to deal with their natural instincts and personalities… They’d rather drug their son’s to keep them ‘in line’….

  •  They don’t see themselves as frauds. They see themselves as the righteous. They will not give up their job or wealth. They will not put their children in harms way. Their mission, and actual job in many cases, is to force you to lose all those things and force your children into such schools.

    What was it the Blair-Brown Laborites spoke of? Oh yeah, “rubbing the right’s nose in diversity”.