Yeah, Yeah. I know. Not nice to start with such a tone! But you know, some people are small minded, arrogant, xenophobic, racist bums.
I have always been of the opinion that Nikh's school is one of the few schools I have seen where bullying (not a big issue anyway) did not focus on race or ethnicity. The Head of School has succeeded in creating a community feeling, where everyone feels they belong. Our PTA has been a major contributor to the 'inclusion' policy and I have seen for myself that Nikh does not see people int erms of colour, language, race or country of origin - he sees friends. I love that about his school. Truly creating Global Citizens of the future.
You can imagine my shock last week to hear a parent stand up and claim that the host culture was less than hers, that she was so arrogant as to assume she was better than everyone else, and to top it off, in her ignorance she insulted a major Hindu God. The woman is a danger and a menace. She is full of herself. Her attitude is one of intolerance and clearly she is not a happy person. But she does like to share her misery.
I find I am alternating between sadness that one woman can create a rift between several communities, that one person (not a nice person) has the power to segregate and cause division, and absolute frustration and fury that she gets to continue on her merry way.
7 years ago