Outrage Over Racism Towards Black Toddler In Park

CENPublished: April 3, 2018141 views
Published: April 3, 2018

Video footage of a black toddler being harassed by a group of Spanish kids in a public playground has caused outrage on social media.

The incident took place in the city of Bilbao in the northern Spanish Basque Country and was recorded by a stunned neighbour who shared the video on Twitter.

In footage, a small black boy is trying to climb the steps of a slide while his mother watches from the bottom, but several kids block his path and refuse to let him pass.

One mother climbs the steps to reprimand her son, who whizzes down the slide, but other children continue to refuse the black boy access despite his mother standing right there.

After two girls slap the toddler on his head several times, his mother lifts him off the slide and goes to another area of the park.

While the boy plays alone under his mother’s watchful gaze, two young girls come over and slap the boy’s head again.

The toddler’s mum calmly lifts the boy from the ride and walks him out of the park.

Netizen 'Desiree Bela-Lobedde' shared the footage on social media with the message: "When you witness behaviour like this, do something. That does not necessarily mean telling off the kids, but speaking with the parents in charge.

"Do not look the other way, do not let them tell you that this is just child’s play. This happened two days ago and it is obvious racism."

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