Yes your home work tonight is an essay on which minority, you belong, and why Kent police ought to employ an officer or two so that you get preferential treatment.
To get you started here are some minority groups you might belong to “yoofs”, “coming up to 30’s” , “drivers of white van”, “middle aged bloggers”, “agency workers”, “taxpayers”, “fat blokes”, “married to bloggers” “born and bred in fannit” etc.
No excuses will be accepted other than I had to watch “corrie” before ITV goes bankrupt, or I’m worried that bankers wont get any bonuses next year, I will also accept “that the Staffie I adopted ate my homework and has just started on the settee”.
Kent police last week made the news for their gay initiatives, which apparently moves them up the league of gay friendly employers, and of course, this month Kent police are celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by getting 14 year olds to write an essay entitled "All different, same respect".
Quite what the purposes of this is I do not know, since I think to highlight any group in this manner, suggests that they are somehow remarkably different or even privileged, as far as I'm concerned people are people and should be judged by there character rather than anything else.
This of course is the latest evidence that policing is not what it should be, if you'd care to have a glance through Kent police hate crimes page (I take it they mean crimes of violence which occur as a result of a stereotypical view). On the Hate page, you find definitions and helpful advice and phone numbers to report Racial Incidents, Homophobic and Transgenic, what you won't find are hate crimes that fall outside these Headings.
Why no heterosexual reporting line, just imagine how many incidents occurred last weekend, just as a result of someone's girlfriend being chatted up, or the discovery that some bloke has been playing away from home, something I'd think a much bigger problem but generally confined to young adults.
So maybe if the police have to get involved with education, they might encourage youngsters to write an essay, on why it's not acceptable to put someone in hospital for chatting or sleeping with a girlfriend or boyfriend, of course this would also apply to the homosexual and transgender community and would rule out the necessity to have some "minorities" team in each policing area within Kent and maybe save us some money.
If anything the creation of "Hate" crimes, creates hostility since naturally the public rightly or wrongly feel that some crimes are given greater resources than others, surely all crimes should be treated with similar resources, I assume that most victims irrespective of their attackers motive, just want see the perpetrators brought to justice.