Nick Miller paints a disturbing picture of the state of race relations in British schools.
‘The ‘anti-racism’ movement started off very small and no one heard about it for a couple of years,’ he told the Mail this week.
‘But now they’ve upped the ante. If they start offering classes to black children only, then soon we could be looking at black-only days out, black-only lunch sittings or white children standing up in class to admit their ‘guilt’.
All of this stuff is already happening in the U.S., Australia and Canada — and that’s what we’re heading for.’
Racial segregation in British schools might sound unthinkable. Yet as Mr Miller knows, it has already begun.
Earlier this month, the father-of-two received a WhatsApp message from the primary school in leafy Muswell Hill, North London, that his child attends.
Sent by the ‘inclusion and anti-racism group’ at Coldfall Primary School to all Year 4 parents, it invited ‘black and black-heritage children’ to join two-hour online sessions every Saturday morning.
The message explained: ‘The aim is to accelerate progress in reading and writing whilst also developing the children’s knowledge of black history and culture.’
The 33-lesson course, which cost the school £400 per child (aged eight or nine), was provided by an outside organisation. White children were excluded — whatever their interest in black history and culture.
In 1963, Martin Luther King said: ‘I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.’
Yet 60 years on, it seems the colour of a child’s skin matters more than ever.
How has the ‘anti-racism’ movement reached such a stage in Britain that schools, in a sinister development, are dividing children according to their ethnic background and giving one group seemingly preferential treatment?
The answer lies in the expanding influence of a controversial doctrine taking hold in public life: so-called ‘Critical Race Theory’.
First developed in the 1970s by a civil rights lawyer turned Harvard law professor, Derrick Bell, Critical Race Theory is founded on the idea that racism is systemic in national institutions, and that these institutions serve to ensure white people remain dominant in society.
Despite originating in America, Critical Race Theory has found increasing influence in Britain thanks to political-activist groups.
It gained new traction following the 2020 murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a white police officer in Minneapolis.
Since that event, and the subsequent protests, riots and rise of Black Lives Matter, an increasing number of British schools — as well as companies, public bodies, universities and other organisations — are now adopting ‘anti-racist’ policies, many influenced by Critical Race Theory.