Monday, April 3, 2017

Australia: White mum turned away from playgroup for 'multicultural' families

(Sydney)  Tara Coverdale decided to socialise with other mothers of children the same age as her two children whist on maternity leave. So she bundled her eight-month-old baby in the pram and walked with her four-year-old son the short distance to the Playgroup at Alexandria Park Community Centre.

As soon as she walked through the door a staff member walked up to her, asked her if it was her first day and followed that up with:
“I’m sorry you can’t come here. It’s a multicultural playgroup.”
It appears that Tara Coverdales crime is she is white in a predominantly white country.

then the woman said:
“Can I ask what your cultural background is?”
Coverdale, who has blonde hair and freckles, said:
“I’m Australian”.
Immediately, the woman said:
“I’m sorry, you can’t come here. It’s for multicultural families and people who speak languages other than English at home.”
Coverdale stood her ground:
 ‘I’m not leaving’. My kids were playing. My older son was having such a good time with his buddy”
But then the centre “facilitator”, aka manager, Jo Fletcher, confronted her:
 “Can I just ask what your cultural background is.”
When Coverdale said she was fourth-generation Australian, Fletcher said:
 “I’m sorry you can’t come here. It’s a multicultural playgroup.”
How many times have you heard some sandal wearing lentil chomping dicksplash exclaim that white people can only be racist, that they don't mix with different people and that we should all get out more. Yet when somebody does exactly that, she is told to leave, by somebody playing the ....race card. Ironically a few days after been ejected from the playgroup for being white. The community held a harmony day  in which “to celebrate the country’s cultural diversity”, with a free halal beef and chicken sausage sizzle. and  this year’s theme was :
“We all belong”.

Australian Education Minister Rob Stokes on hearing about the above, instructed Fletcher to allow all families to attend the playgroup.

“I was disappointed to hear that a mum and her young child felt they were not welcome... This is not acceptable. Everyone, regardless of their background, should feel included in these wonderful community activities.”

Isn't liberalism so enlightening?