An Australian mother and her baby were kicked out of a local playgroup because she had blonde hair and spoke perfect English.
The Courier Mail reports:
Like most mothers with young children, Coverdale enjoys opportunities to socialise with other mothers of children the same age while on maternity leave, especially in her neighbourhood in inner-city Sydney.
So when a Russian-born friend mentioned a playgroup on Thursdays, at the Alexandria Park Community Centre, she was enthusiastic.
Two weeks ago, on a humid Thursday morning, she bundled her eight-month-old baby in the pram and walked with her four-year-old son the short distance to the community centre.
When she arrived, her red-haired son raced off to play while she looked around for her friend.
That was when a staff member approached and asked if it was her first day. Coverdale thought how nice that she was so attentive.
On her first day, the woman was approached by a staff member.
“Can I ask what your cultural background is?” the staff member asked.
“I’m Australian,” responded the woman.
“I’m sorry, you can’t come here. It’s for multicultural families and people who speak languages other than English at home.”
Tara Coverdale says she was turned away from a Sydney playgroup because it's for 'multicultural' families only https://t.co/Q3usBrMROG
— MENON (@pltmenon) April 2, 2017
This is extremely insulting. A playgroup that discriminates against children who are white? What is this world coming to? We let immigrants into our countries to help them out and they reward us by banning us from simple things like playgroups.