Children as young as seven are to be told they are not ‘racially innocent’ under plans at a local authority, it was revealed today.
Brighton and Hove council sparked uproar after unveiling its anti-racist education plans — with some parents pulling their children from classrooms.
But it has now been accused of ‘indoctrinating’ youngsters after pushing ahead with training teachers to improve ‘specific racial literacy-focused lessons’.
Leaked slides shown to staff, and reported in the Sunday Telegraph, tell staff that children learn to attach value to skin colour when they are just five years old — with ‘white at the top of the hierarcy and black at the bottom’.
Another says there is ‘ample evidence’ that youngsters are not ‘racially innocent’, despite this being the widespread view in society.
Staff were also told that Christianity had influenced the slave trade, portrayed its heroes as white and that science ‘upholds the status quo’.
And that society is obsessed over the muscle size of black sportspeople, rather than their white rivals.
Former education minister Sir John Hayes has blasted the training as ‘sinister’, and called on the Government to look into the plans.
He warned the Green-controlled authority’s plans looked like ‘indoctrination’ similar to that seen under brutal Communist regimes.
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has previously warned schools not to teach children that white privilege is a fact.