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Ranvir Singh’s son’s school reaches out after she was left in tears over racist bullying on GMB

Good Morning Britain’s Ranvir Singh has revealed that her son’s school reached out to her after she was left in tears while discussing his experiences with racism.

Ranvir was emotional after addressing the racist abuse the England players received following the Euro 2020 final, going on to say her son had also faced discrimination at school.

On Wednesday, the presenter spoke to co-hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley and revealed that the school rang her after she spoke on the show to check on his wellbeing.

She also said that her son was proud of her for speaking out.

Ranvir said: ‘What was really interesting yesterday, was I got a call from the school, just asking if everything was okay, which was good. I think that’s what all schools should be doing with all children of different backgrounds at the moment.

‘It’s a showing of care and understanding that there may be conversations in the home that children feel uncomfortable having in the classroom, and that shouldn’t be the case. So I thanked them for that.’

Ranvir Singh was left in tears after discussing racist abuse on Tuesday’s show (Picture: ITV)

Speaking about discussing the issue with her son, Ranvir added: ‘As soon as I said I spoke about it on the telly, he said “I’m really proud of you, Mummy.” I said, “That’s really nice.”

‘And he said to me, “Just like you don’t want your child to have racism, I don’t want my children to have racism, but I imagine it will still happen.”

Adding her thoughts following the reaction to the racist social media abuse suffered by England’s players after Sunday’s final, Ranvir added: ‘I would say this: Courage is contagious.’

She added: ‘I am 43-years-old. I am inspired by young Black sportsmen half my age to speak in a way I have not spoken before. That is incredible. Any age can be inspired. Age is not a factor. Your job is not a factor.’

Ranvir then discussed taking the knee: ‘What I find astonishing is that the taking of a knee is the most peaceful of protests, it is Gandhi-esque. It is peaceful, it is quiet. It is a simple note.

‘For it to cause such a provocation in people who don’t like it shows you exactly why it should be done, right.

‘It is riling exactly the right people, in my view.’

It comes after her comments yesterday, which saw her say: ‘It goes to the heart of what we want for our children. My son, he’s talked about racism that he’s faced. He’s going to be nine… you think about it all the time.

‘You’re privileged if you don’t have to think about it, and the only time you have to think about it is when one of your heroes is suffering. That’s the definition of privilege.’

Good Morning Britain airs on weekdays at 6am on ITV.


Credit: Original article published here.

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