Hi fellow professionals I was talking to a teacher friend of mine and she was not feeling all that well. Apparently, during a staff meeting a member of staff mimicked a chinese accent in a racist manner and in front of the DH and other teachers - i think there was 9 other teachers there. She, being the only chinese person in the room, found this extremely offensive. She filed a grievance to the Head and in a meeting with the Head and Deputy Head they concluded since it was <u>bellowed out without intent then that was not racist</u>. The Deputy Head even denied hearing it and he was sitting directly opposite the offending teacher during the incident. I find this astonishing. It's like a cover up. I find the racist ululation to be completely unprofessional and racist. It is racist whether my chinese teaching colleague was there or not and the compelte lack of action by the deputy head and the other teachers just astounds me. No one said anything, in fact she said they joined in the laughter. So was the remark racist or are the SLT correct and thus reinforcing and condoning her actions and effectively gave this "racist teacher" a get out of jail card and in my opinion she can mimick all the racist languages she wants and not suffer any consequences. Apart from going down the NUT route, anyone suggest other possible resolutions. I mean the SLT have basically deemed the issue closed. I would like to hear your views and thoughts regarding this.