Dress witches in pink and avoid white paper to prevent racism in schools
By Julie Henry, Educational Consultant
From the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz to Meg, the good witch from the Meg and Mog children's books, witches have always dressed in black.
But their traditional attire has now come in for criticism from equality experts who claim it could send a negative message to toddlers in nursery and lead to racism.Instead, teachers should censor the toy box and replace the pointy black hat with a pink one, while dressing fairies, generally resplendent in pale pastels, in darker shades.
Another staple of the classroom - white paper - has also been questioned by Anne O'Connor, an early years consultant who advises local authorities on equality and diversity.
Children should be provided with paper other than white to drawn on and paints and crayons should come in "the full range of flesh tones", reflecting the diversity of the human race, according to the former teacher.
Okay, I agree with the part about the crayons. After all, Black children want to draw Black characters, Latino children, Latino characters, Asian children, Asian characters and so forth. I'll go along with this part, but the rest is plain ridiculous.
As most of you know, I'm from New Hampshire. I was born not too far from Salem, Massachusetts. If witches wore pink back in 1692, at least the men, there would have been a lot more of them hanged than justtwenty, I can tell you that! LOLDan 88!