Scene - A grade one classroom on a warm summer afternoon.
Teacher: We are going to have a spelling competition this afternoon. Anyone who can spell a word correctly can go home early. We'll start with Mary. What did you do at lunchtime?
Mary: I played in the sand-pit.
Teacher: Mary, can you spell "pit?"
Mary: P . . . I . . . T?
Teacher: Very good, you may go. Now Tommy, what did you you do at lunch?
Tommy: I was playing with my toy car.
Teacher: Tommy, can you spell "car?"
Tommy: C . . A . . R
Teacher: Very good, you may go. Now Johnny, why are you crying?
Johnny: (sniff) 'Cause Tommy and Mary wouldn't play with me at lunchtime, just 'cause I'm black (sniff).
Teacher: My my. That's racial prejudice. Johnny, can you spell "racial prejudice?"