Outrage as North West school allegedly 'separated' black and white grade R children

Outrage as North West school allegedly 'separated' black and white grade R children

- A mother was left fuming after she saw a photo of her child's Grade R classroom

- The photo showed four black learners, her child included, seated separately from the white kids

- The image, which was taken of the grade R class at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke, was circulated on the school's WhatsApp group

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This time of year is supposed to be joyous as a lot of kids start their school careers while others return to a higher grade.

However, one mother's joy turned into anger after she saw her child and three other black children were seated separately from the white kids.

TimesLIVE reported a mother, who chose to remain anonymous to protect the identity of her child, was fuming after an image was shared on Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke's WhatsApp group.

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According to the mother, she dropped of her child at school and around 9am, the teacher posted a photo of the grade R classroom on WhatsApp to give the parents an update on their kids.

However, while all the white parents were saying 'dankie' (thank you), she noticed her child and three other black children were seated in the corner of the classroom while the white kids sat next to each other at a single large desk in the middle of the room.

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She said no one said a thing about the separation of the grade R class, so, she spoke to another parent outside of the WhatsApp group.

Briefly.co.za learned the parent contacted the principal, who claimed to be unaware of the situation.

The mother said she was p*ssed about the situation and just hoped her son, five, was too young to understand what happened.

The mom added she was not sure how to move forward at the moment. The photo has since gone viral on social media and South Africans were left fuming.

Tlotliso Innocent May commented: "Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke! White people will always see black people as inferior to them. My suggestion? This school must be shut down, the parents of those learners in the corner must get a formal apology and the teacher must be fired! Racists!"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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