Monday, June 13, 2011

Here you go, Australia! You're welcome!

The London Evening Standard recently posted a depressing article about the fact that one in five London-area parents are either illiterate or only "functionally literate" (meaning they read at the level of an eleven-year-old).

While reading this article was a total bummer, I was even more appalled by the racism of many of the comments, including the (possibly, hopefully joking?) person who felt that "any adult over the age of 18 in England should be subject to a literacy test and deported to Australia should they be found lacking".

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