How Anti-Racism Lessons Increase Pupil Intolerance by ‘Causing Animosity to Other Cultures’

Steve Doughty, Daily Mail (London), April 26, 2013

Children who are given anti-racism lessons in school are more likely to be intolerant outside the classroom, a major study found yesterday.

It said accusing white pupils of racism causes animosity, and discussing sensitive ethnic concerns such as honour killings paints minority group children in a bad light.

The survey said children who live in mixed neighbourhoods are often free of hostility towards other racial groups.

But it found that ‘when more attention in class is being paid to the multicultural society, the liberalising effect of positive contact in class on youngsters’ xenophobic attitude decreases’.

The project carried out in the Netherlands comes at a time of controversy over the place of multiculturalism – which blames Britain for historic racism and demands the encouragement of minority cultures – in the national curriculum and teaching in British schools.

Education Secretary Michael  Gove has been under fire from Left-wing academics over plans to stop teaching teenagers about topics such as ‘the wide cultural, social and ethnic diversity of Britain from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century and how this has helped shape Britain’s identity’.

Instead, in future pupils will be taught much more British history. The study, published in the European Sociological Review, was based on a survey of 1,444 pupils aged 14 and 15 in ten schools in the city of Nijmegen.

The teenagers, drawn from different class and racial backgrounds, and with differing academic abilities, were questioned on their attitudes to those from different ethnic backgrounds and about multicultural teaching in their schools.

It said boys tended to be more intolerant of other groups than girls, and intolerance was greatest among those with strong religious or ethnic identity, among those from Turkish or Moroccan backgrounds, and those with the lowest educational achievements.

But it said the teaching of multiculturalism had an ‘unexpected negative effect’.

It added: ‘The impact of positive inter- ethnic contact in class disappears  or even reverses when multiculturalism is more emphasised during  lessons. Discussing discrimination and the customs and habits of  other cultures during lessons affects the youngsters’ xenophobic attitudes indirectly.’

The report added that bad feelings among minority groups could be generated by discussion of topics such as honour killings or female  circumcision. Animosity could also be caused by ‘a one-sided offender- victim approach to racism’.

The findings echo the views of Bradford head teacher Ray Honeyford, who was driven from his job nearly 30 years ago over his claim that multicultural teaching was harming pupils.

Mr Honeyford said that pupil performance was hindered by ‘the notion of the multi-racial curriculum urged by the authorities, and of making colour and race significant, high-profile issues in the classroom’.

Patricia Morgan, an author on  the family and education, said  yesterday: ‘If you rub children’s noses in their supposed racism, they resent it.

‘Pupils are being accused of things they haven’t thought or done. Multiculturalism attempts to manipulate children’s thoughts, beliefs and emotions, it amounts to indoctrination, and it doesn’t work. It is counter-productive.

‘This study shows that when people try to manipulate children’s minds, it bounces back on them.’

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  • Spencer E

    I’m partially a product of this indoctrination, and thank god for that!

  • Puggg

    But it found that ‘when more attention in class is being paid to the
    multicultural society, the liberalising effect of positive contact in
    class on youngsters’ xenophobic attitude decreases’.

    So easy that even a dog like me can understand. When you beg otherwise deracinated white people to start thinking about race, damned if they go and do it.

    • One of the few times I ever disagreed with Sam Francis is when in his debate with Lou Calabro, he said that the concept of white history month was potentially dangerous.

      My view is that anything that gets white people to think of themselves as white people will help our racialist cause in the long run. Even if that which gets us to think of us as us is aimed to destroy us.

      • Tim

        I always thought he figured it was a bad idea because we were ceding the other eleven months of the year. Kind of like when the Commissar lets Dr. Zhivago stay in his own living room…

        • Sam’s argument against WHM is that white people would be demoted to a month, and would therefore be demoted to e unus pluribum when our rightful place was the unitary owners, commanders and constituents of the country (and all twelve months of the calendar).

          Sure, that’s ideal, but we’re not even allowed a month much less twelve. “E Unus Pluribum” might be the order of the day, but we don’t get an explicit “unus” piece of that pie.

          • Tim

            Yeah! What he said….

          • I would agree with Sam.

            White people are progenitors of almost every advancement that has been made, other than the Supersoaker. To say that white people need a month in order to celebrate their historical accomplishments and belittles the the grandness of their contributions to history and modern life to that of the contributions made by blacks

          • OTOH, to get to 12 months, you first need one month. We have zero months.

          • freddy_hills

            Yeah, well, that was the attitude of white South Africans under apartheid. Every black ethnic group was given a tribal territory within the country. But whites didn’t get one of their own because the rest of South Africa was supposedly for the whites. Then when apartheid ended, whites were the only ones without a territory. So how did that work out for them???

        • Paleoconn

          Excellent point. I always thought us insisting on having our own month puts us at their level.

  • Tim

    My Eureka! moment came when I was reading a report on childhood vandalism. A subject close to my heart. It said that years ago, ten year old White boys broke windows because they hated school. Now they do it because school hates them…

  • So CAL Snowman

    Telling young White people that they and their ancestors are evil, racist, bigots breeds contempt? The hell you say!

    • Erasmus

      The beauty of this is that it’s going to ultimately backfire on the kommisars of the left. White children now in school, once they’re out of that socially constrained milieu, will quickly learn how much has been stolen from them.

    • Paleoconn

      It actually works on some Whites. Some people I know are dyed-in-the-wool anti-racist Obama-worshipping, PC zombies.

  • David Ashton

    Keep an eye Patricia Morgan, a sociologist on the “right” side (and a “redhead”).

  • The__Bobster

    So telling White kids that their race is evil and responsible for all the problems in the world resulted in a negative reaction? I’m shocked!

  • The__Bobster

    It said boys tended to be more intolerant of other groups than girls

    ____________

    The usual suspect know this, so they attack us through our emotionally-driven girls while waging war on White boys.

  • guest

    Bottom line – the anti-racists are the real hatemongers. By claiming that one group of people (namely those of white European descent) are racist and oppressive and that other people are oppressed victims, this leads to resentment and hostility between different cultures.
    Then again, this could be the anti-racists’ intention. There’s obviously a lot of money to be made in being an anti-racist activist and they know if all different cultures and people really did live harmoniously together, they’d be out of a job. So their jobs are secure as long as they keep the hate alive.

  • sbuffalonative

    Children who are given anti-racism lessons in school are more likely to be intolerant outside the classroom, a major study found yesterday.

    When you accuse people of things they didn’t do and shove it in their face even when they never noticed it before, people are likely to have a negative reaction.

    Let’s hope this study helps to do away with mandatory diversity training programs.

    • rightrightright

      Unfortunately that won’t happen. Instead, the diversity brainwashers will be trained in slyer methods of mind distortion:

      ‘the wide cultural, social and ethnic diversity of Britain from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century and how this has helped shape Britain’s identity’.

      like the above load of marxoid cobblers.

  • brengunn

    The project carried out in the Netherlands comes at a time of controversy over the place of multiculturalism

    I’m sure it’s a coincidence but this article is two below one denigrating social science in the Netherlands! But, I am inclined to believe this as I know I get a little upset with the oppressor/victim narrative so much beloved of the press. I would much rather muddle along treating other humans with a mutual respect rather than be told I’m the bad man. I can get a little resentful over that.

    • robinbishop34

      “I would much rather muddle along treating other humans with a mutual respect rather than be told I’m the bad man.

      Get used to it. You either adhere to the rigid, ideological narrative that whites are evil and the only path to redemption is weakness and acquiescence –or you’re a heretic.

      BTW… I want to be clear that I wasn’t attacking you in regards to global warming on the other thread. It was just constructive dialogue on a controversial topic.

  • IstvanIN

    A tiny country like the Netherlands should only have one culture: DUTCH. One culture, one language, one King, and everyone will be happier.

    • Katherine McChesney

      My brother-in-law is from Holland. He loves the diversity there, the socialism. He’s also an atheist and he is politically correct through and through. But he lives in America and American capitalism has made his success and wealth possible, but he dislikes this country’s tradition with a passion.

      • IstvanIN

        He is a sad individual, their is much to be said for tradition, a love of one’s people and a belief in God. Money isn’t everything. One of the things that aggravates me to no end is politicians who justify destroying our country by massive immigration and amnesty for illegals is because it will help the economy or increases taxes or saves social security. Even if any of the preceding were true it wouldn’t justify destroying a nation and its people.

    • Sick of it

      Your king is buddy buddy with all of the leftist causes. Same with the queens of Britain and Spain. These are the people pushing our world toward utter desolation in order to obtain absolute power.

      • IstvanIN

        The Monarch of the Netherlands has lost his remaining, very minimal political authority, Queen Elizabeth has only limited reserve powers, which means basically dissolving Parliament even if the PM refuses. Queen Sofia is a consort, not a reigning monarch, Juan Carlos is the powerless “ruler” of Spain (a country he foolishly gave democracy to). The politicians control every aspect of those country’s governments, unfortunately. The public in those countries do not even get to decide what powers the monarch may or may not have.

        • Sick of it

          And yet the politicians of the world do what the Bilderbergers tell them to do. Bilderbergers such as those I just mentioned. The world is a chess board and the game has been played for at least 600 years.

          One by one the rivals of one world power have fallen and survivors co-opted, which is a relatively crafty way of controlling the entire board.

          As they say, the devil’s greatest trick is convincing people that he does not exist.

        • Paleoconn

          Sean Gabb once wrote on vDare that the only two times Elizabeth the Useless as he calls her intervened politically was to bully Maggie Thatcher on the Rhodesia and South Africa issues. So, in a word, yes, monarchs can be destructive if they so choose.

          • IstvanIN

            And Margaret Thatcher was under no obligation to back down.

          • Paleoconn

            I’m not cutting Thatcher any slack, but who knows what pressure from the ‘most beloved queen in the history of the universe’ is like.

  • bigone4u

    Cultural Marxist propaganda is divisive and destructive. At the 50 percent white, 40 percent Hispanic, 10 percent Asian university I used to teach at, the administration’s pushing of racial animosity caused students who in years past formed friendships and alliances on the basis of common interest to self-segregate by ethnic group. Petty racial hostilities flared up where none existed before. My teaching of commonly accepted economic theories relating to the lack of race and gender discrimination were angrily denounced by radical students who saw racism everywhere, including in my classroom. Cultural Marxism is intended to generate deadly anger toward the white race and especially white males.

  • pcmustgo

    The more non-whites accused me of racism (at the time I was the least racist person you could meet), the more racist I became. Plus experiencing their racism. Including their form of racism known as fradulently accusing others of racism.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      That was what happened with me too. I didn’t used to believe in racial differences. I thought blacks and other minorities behaved badly because of culture. But the more that white liberals insisted that all whites were racist and that non-whites couldn’t be racist, the more racist I became.

      Then I actually learned the reality of racial differences, and now no amount of brainwashing could bring me back to my previous “blacks are victims of their bad culture” viewpoint.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    This makes sense to me. My own beliefs about race and politics are partly the result of my growing up in Boulder, Colorado, and obtaining my bachelor’s degree at UC Santa Cruz. When Marxist indoctrination fails, it fails quite catastrophically.

  • Dana English

    But indoctrination has worked for the gay agenda, Like 70% of 18-29 year olds support gay marriage. Why has it worked so well?

    My own take is that theres a successful manipulation to hold only older generations responsible for “persecuting” gays while the younger pat themselves on the back for their moral superiority. With blacks, Muslims, Hispanics, etc., negatives are obvious. With gays, no one is allowed to talk about the negatives (historical pederasty, contempt for women, disease, bizarre licentiousness, intolerance, contempt for religion and family, etc.),

    • Freya

      Beg to differ; the disparity owes to the fact that young whites realize to tolerate gays doesn’t hurt them; being accused of racism and of having privelege while they’re treated as second and third class citizens does.

    • NM156

      How many young adults have any contact with homosexuals or have considered the implications of gay marriage? If any of them spent a few hours at a party at a gay bar, they’d all change their minds about two gay males adopting children and pretending they’re the same as a male and female pair who create and raise their own children. These young adults don’t have a clue.

      • jambi19

        Yep sort of describes my relatively recent coming of age experience on the issue.

  • Freya

    Duh…

  • Notice it’s NEVER about mutual respect—but, how evil the White man is…and how Whites need to be dominated and oppressed by minorities.

    It’s ALWAYS about retribution, punishment and payback….against Whites.

  • Hambone

    I, too, was over-indoctrinated by the multiculturalist “whites-are-evil-everyone-else-is-great” religion. It backfired.

    Let’s hope the monsters pushing it are too blind to see their error.

  • SirMe

    This phenomenon works the other way too, remember children like to rebel against their parents and the establishment, so full blown racist parents can produce liberal or anti-racist children. You see this a lot with white women…

    • Paleoconn

      You described at least two of my girlfriends. They were too caught up in showing how much they love the other, they never took the time to analyze why their daddy was such a bigot. Could the reason be first-hand experience? Nah. Had to be an irrational hatred and fear.

      This reminds me of Twain’s quote where he says when he was14 he thought his father was the most ignorant, dull man around. When he was 21 he was shocked by how much his father had learnt in just seven years. Of course, what he was really saying was that he himself had matured and realized the wisdom of his dad that he had prviously rejected. Alas, some of the White women might get that lesson either in very old age after a lot of experience or after a violent encounter.

  • August West

    Shhh. This isn’t happening. Go shop and feel better.

    • StillModerated

      I maxed out my credit. Can I watch the boob tube instead?

  • thoughtcrime

    Anyone else notice that this is another study to come out of the leftarded Netherlands…included with this article batch is another article where a leftard from the Netherlands was exposed as a fraud and faking the results of 55 of his experiments, all for personal profit. So we should be VERY suspicious of this studies finding that there is a “positive effect” in teach multiculty brainwashing to children.

    It is nice to see that a critique of this practice has been raised.

    We should not be surprised that the students from various ethnic backgrounds have many different academic achievement levels. Yet more proof of racial differences…tacitly admitted in this article.

    Also we shouldn’t be surprised that males were more prone to be intolerant than females. Tolerance is a feminine mindset. A woman puts up with things…a man sorts them out. That is why women traditionally would tolerate a bad situation to avoid conflict when man would simply reach for his weapon.

    And this articles conclusion that teaching white children that they are inherently evil and racist because of supposed sins of their forefathers is a NO BRAINER. No one likes to be told they are wicked. It is human nature. Please also note that the article implied that the students were shown a clear one sided “white are uniquely wicked and evil” presentation of multiculty brainwashing. It is the whole concept that whites are UNIQUELY racist and evil is the very fundament of problem that we face. It is a LIE of the most insidious sort.

    Things have gotten so bad now tha pointing out the slightest shortcomings of another race, as a white person, you are lambasted and attacked mercilessly. Even taking an individualistic view of moral superiority, as a member of the “global commune”, on a matter that is unique to nonwhites like say…the gang rape of infants in Africa as a cure for AIDS….is a HUGE misstep if that position of moral superiority (raising a vocal objection) is taken by a white person.

  • IKantunderstand

    Oh please, all they have done is present behaviors of non- White people to White people, and then tell them they must ignore it. That works as well as telling White children in America and their parents that we are all equal, and we should ignore the behavior of Blacks in our school system. And yet, all the White liberal parents who have any money at all, enroll their children into the best private school they can afford. I know a White family who moved into a great neighborhood in Lansing , MI. She was shocked to discover, that her precious White baby could not go to the school, 2 blocks away. Oh, no, despite the hefty property taxes she paid, her local school system operated on a lottery system. Her child was a loser in the lottery system. Her child was selected to go to a predominately Black school. And what do you think this card carrying Democrat Obama voter did? She put her son in private school. Did you guess that correctly? Of course you did. Meanwhile, this woman has been constantly telling me about how Blacks and Whites are equal.She actually told me, that she couldn’t allow her child to go to the all Black school, because they had low scores. Bad teachers she told me! When I pointed out the scores of Blacks versus Whites, she accused me of racism. This woman does everything she can do to make sure her son has no contact with Blacks. But, of course, she is not a racist. She has impeccable Liberal attitudes.

    • WR_the_realist

      As yes, “Diversity for thee but not for me,” the motto of upper middle class white liberals everywhere. Diversity is always imposed upon those whites who can’t afford to avoid it. And that’s why the white working class abandoned the Democratic Party.

  • Barrack Osama

    Who wouldn’t be angry if they had to do homework on ‘the wide cultural, social and ethnic diversity of Britain from the
    Middle Ages to the twentieth century and how this has helped shape
    Britain’s identity’?

    If you want your child to have a xeno-centric education, simply move to any such country, and have fun disappearing.

  • SFLBIB

    “There are countries where hyping race and ethnicity has led to slaughter in the streets, but you cannot name a country where it has led to greater harmony.” – Dr. Thomas Sowell

  • Bill

    In other words, the government schools are screwing up the kids. Stop the presses!
    No duh.