Tots taught to taunt

Archived Stop Press article

directgovkids I learn that the DfES had set up a website called DirectgovKids in order to teach children about their rights and their society. I was intrigued by the reference to a quiz about naming a police dog and how the site cautions against naming the dog 'Snowflake' as it mimsily asks: “I wonder how many of you knew the term Snowflake is sometimes used among the Afro-Caribbean community in quite a different way?”

Now, I didn't find this out directly on the site as it was rather labyrinthine. I checked that it was a term for white people by simply googling 'snowflake derogatory term'.

How many children would think of naming a police dog Snowflake? How often have you seen a white police dog? The question surely is, why not?