Mixed-Race Girl Uses Talcum Powder to Look White After Being Bullied at School, Mother Shocked

A mom was shocked to see her mixed-race girl rubbing talcum powder on her cheeks. The little girl was allegedly trying to make herself white after a bully told her to bleach herself.

Jodie Ward, a mother of three children, said that her daughter Aeesha Ali, 6, was trying hard to make her skin look lighter after being "racially abused," a Metro report said. Ward was upset and alleged that the staff at Dorchester Primary School in Bransholme did not take action despite her complaint.

She said she was fuming after seeing her daughter try to put talc on her face. The 27-year-old mom could not accept that her daughter thinks she has to be white. That is not the case, she said, and that her daughter is beautiful the way she is. 

Bully Told Her to Bleach Herself

She explained that her daughter is mixed-race and was told by another pupil to bleach herself. Her six-year-old was also physically attacked by another pupil and tried to choke her by pulling the collar on her polo top. Ward said her daughter was so upset and didn't want to go to school anymore because of what happened. 

Speaking to HullLive, Ward said that she feels like the school ignored her concerns. She spoke to the teacher on the door, who told her that they would investigate it. However, when she did a follow-up call, the teacher turned around and explained that she also had that same trouble with other children and what happened was just "one of those things." 

They Turned a Blind Eye to Her Concern

It went on and on, and she said, excuses after excuses. She thinks that the staff is simply turning a blind eye and are not seem to be bothered at all. And so, they waited for a week before they tried to raise their concern to the headteacher. But they were instead told that the child who allegedly bullied her daughter has problems at home. To her, that is not an excuse to bully her child.

Everyone has their own problems at home, Ward said. She is "disgusted," she said to see that the school is not doing anything about the incident, and instead, they are trying to protect the other child.

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Ward even tried to contact Humberside Police but to no avail. She was told that since the incident happened on school grounds, it is a school issue. According to Hull Live, a school spokesperson said that they "thoroughly investigate" all concerns raised by parents and that they implement appropriate actions if needed. They declined to comment on individual cases, though but insisted that their safety and well-being are paramount to them.

Ward is now planning to move her children — Aeesha, Rayaan, 4, and Ethan, 2 — to another school when she gets the chance. Aeesha, she said, has been there since she was at nursery and never had problems until now. She has lost faith in the school completely because of their lack of action. But she insisted that she will not take her daughter out of education because it is not her fault. 

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