Monday, July 07, 2008

YUCK!

According to a group in Britian, if a child says "Yuck!" in response to food not included in the child's "menu," that child is then showing racist behavior.

The guide, titled Young Children and Racial Justice, warns adults that babies must also be included in the effort to eliminate racism because they have the ability to "recognize different people in their lives."

The bureau says to be aware of children who "react negatively to a culinary tradition other than their own by saying 'yuck'."

"Racist incidents among children in early years settings tend to be around name-calling, casual thoughtless comments and peer group relationships," the guide says.

What?!?!?!

Foods that have made me say "YUCK!" since I was a child:
1. Brussel sprouts
2. Yellow squash
3. Liver
4. Eggplant (trying to get over that one)
5. Asparagus (trying to get over that one, too)
6. Ham
7. Oyster stew (looks like eyeballs to me)
8. Ice cream sodas
9. Scrapple
10. Spam

All of these things were and still are to some degree cooked/served in my household.

What I'd like to ask this most esteemed panel (snark) is...aren't our tastebuds conditioned to some degree and sometimes, even what we did not like as children we sometimes learn to like over time as adults?

I hated onions, pepper, and sweet potatoes as a child and like them, now.

Yet, again, people want to paint a picture with a broad brush without using any common sense.

Idiots. Here, I thought the U.S. cornered the market on insanely stupid studies.

(H/T: UPI)

5 comments:

Snigglefrits said...

Is there something crazy in the air across the Big Pond? Their current level of insanity has me shaking my head more than normal.

USA_Admiral said...

Europe has cornered the market on insanity. They will completely musilm in 50 years.

Wyatt Earp said...

You don't like ham?

RACIST!!!

RT said...

Snigglefrits
I imagine stuff we do looks just as bad, but the decision making over there seems to be a bit wonky to say the least.

Admiral
Hopefully, God has other plans.

Wyatt
You ham-lover!

Noddy said...

See Welcome to Toy Town™: Out of the mouths of babes for my take on this from over the Pond