With the rise of shows and movies such as Family Guy, Borat etc which use racial groups as a form of humour I've noticed a rise in this at school. While you can tell from the context that it is intended in a humourous way, I wondered how you deal with it? In a recent example I sent the offending child to isolation as per the behaviour policy at school, but he was already on his second strike. I don't know how I would have dealt with it if he hadn't been on this already. Do I jump over a few steps for this? While I know racism is unacceptable in all forms, I knew the context was in the same vein as if a bunch of my mates were out and about and someone called someone else a "gaylord" or similar and that no one was to be offended. What are your thoughts? Skip over the behaviour policy, or use it as is? People kept saying to me on my NQT year to keep consistent (and that seems to be the main message from Toms book which I'm currently reading) - but doesn't that show that you're ok with it if an incident (however much of a joke it is intended to be) as serious as racism is just treated the same as if someone has shouted out in class, and then if you move straight up the ladder isn't that inconsistency? While I'm happy with the way I dealt with it in my own class I wondered what peoples thoughts would be on a slight twist to the situation?