Friday, November 6, 2009
The parents of a six-year-old girl are outraged after their daughter was branded a racist for telling a black girl she had chocolate on her face.
They fear the incident could ‘haunt’ her throughout her time at school.
Sharona Gower had been eating chocolate mousse and was playing with a friend when she was chased by two 11-year-old girls.
When one of the older girls, who was black, said Sharona had chocolate on her face, the youngster replied: ‘Well, you’ve got chocolate on yours.’
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The older girl wiped her face and said: ‘I’ve got nothing on my face, actually.’
The girl then complained to a teacher, who gave Sharona a telling off.
But when Michelle Gower, 34, went to collect her daughter from school, she was told the incident was ‘racist’ and that a complaint had been logged.
Now Mrs Gower and her husband Nick, 45, believe the incident at St Paul’s School, in Rusthall, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, was not properly investigated and has left their daughter ‘distressed and confused’.
This article was posted: Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:01 am