As Dr. Carolyn Bennett so brilliantly opined earlier this week, children who don't go to daycare will grow up to become criminals.
But if you send them to daycare, you'll be dumping them into a boiling cauldron of racial antagonism, according to this Daily Telegraph report:
To stop prejudice from developing while children are still three years old, staff need to ensure that different racial groups "play together right from day one", according to Herman Ouseley, the former chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality.
Nursery staff should "discourage separate play" and "help children to unlearn any racist attitudes and behaviour they may have already learnt", said Lord Ouseley.
"It is important to consider whether patterns of play are consistently based on racial or cultural grounds," he writes in the latest issue of the journal Race Equality Teaching.
"If, for example, Muslim children nearly always play together and seldom play with other children, the question needs to be asked, 'Is there a reason for it that may relate to culture? Or apprehension? Or prejudice?'," said Lord Ouseley, the author of an influential report on the 2001 Bradford riots.
The recommendation that staff intervene to ensure that children mix goes further than current thinking and guidance, which concentrates on making sure nurseries cater to all ethnic groups.
Such brilliant insights into the preschoolers' minds! If white or black children prefer to play with others of their own colour, who cares? At that age, racial prejudice is hardly a great motivating factor, and I doubt they can understand the concept.
Let children play with whom they will. Don't project adult attitudes on to their behaviours.