A councillor has been ordered to undergo equality training following racist comments about school inner-city school children. With Michael Gove backing plans by a Brixton school to transport students to a site in West Sussex on weekdays, Cllr John Cherry hit the headlines back in April after suggesting black and Pakistani students were lazy — and that the “Eton-style” boarding arrangements would create a “sexual volcano” in the scenic South Downs.
Cherry, who was forced out of the Conservatives and lost his county council in the race row which followed, has also been banned from all committees and sub-committees on Chichester District Council following his comments about Durand Academy:
“Ninety-seven per cent of pupils will be black or Asian. It depends what type of Asian. If they’re Chinese they’ll rise to the top. If they’re Indian they’ll rise to the top. If they’re Pakistani they won’t.
“There are certain nationalities where hard work is highly valued. There are certain nationalities where they are uncertain what this hard work is all about.
“If the children are not allowed out of the site then it will make them want to escape into the forest – it will be a sexual volcano.
“Has anyone asked whether these children want to be plucked from their natural surroundings? They have never done boarding before, so they won’t know how it works.
Scrapbook wishes Cllr Cherry luck in his natural surroundings: a re-education camp for racists.