In an increasingly multi-cultural England it is important that our community learns to recognise discrimination and then to act against it.
We cannot allow derogatory comments to be made against the English community, especially by people in positions of responsibility, if those same comments would never be permitted to be made against anyone else.
Please see below letters of complaint in regards to comments made by a head teacher in Birmingham.
The full story behind the comments can be seen here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2155938/The-primary-school-pupils-speak-31-different-languages--class-just-single-British-pupil.html?ITO=1490.
The actual comments that we have a problem with are - 'I only came here seven weeks ago, but already I can't believe the respect that parents and children show teachers and the teaching profession that maybe isn't there from white indigenous cultures"
The head teacher is referring to the respect that she believes is shown by ethnic minority communities towards teachers and at the same time making derogatory sweeping statements about what she refers to as “white indigenous cultures”.
It would be unthinkable for her to make similar comments about any other community and it simply would never cross her mind to do so.
We are not trying to get the head teacher sacked, she may well be a very good teacher, but on this particular issue she is simply wrong and it is important that she is made to understand that she cannot talk in this manner.
We, as a community should demand an apology from the head teacher and for her to acknowledge that what she said is unacceptable. The English should be shown exactly the same consideration and respect as every other community; we cannot allow ourselves to be treated differently to everyone else.
If you disagree with the comments made by the head teacher we would urge you to politely make your concerns heard.
You can contact the Chair of Governors via the school here - http://www.englishmartyrs.bham.sch.uk/index_files/contact_us.htm
Express your opinions but please do not copy the letter exactly and do not say anything that reflects badly on our white English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish communities.
We need to ensure that 'human rights' must also apply to OUR people, and not just foreign interlopers.
Every effort must be made to stamp out Anti-English / Anti-British racial prejudice, to combat the negative portrayal of our people.
Suggested letter to send to school governers here: