BNP targets kids for new "White Pride" campaign

The British National Party is targeting schoolchildren as part of a new campaign to promote "white pride".
Members of its youth and student group have launched ‘White History Month', which will take place throughout November, with the party hoping to "counterbalance" the internationally-recognised Black History Month.

BNP members will use social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo to attract young supporters, as well as handing out more than 10,000 leaflets at schools and colleges. A "Truth Truck" will also visit universities.

Community Security Trust communications director Mark Gardner said the plans could cause "racist unrest, intimidation and bullying against children from minorities".

The BNP's campaign website states: "During this month all White people around the world can celebrate their history and heritage with pride.

"This is our month where we can look to the past and explore who we are and where we come from. It is a month where we can be proud to be White and express it openly."

Mr Gardner added: "Education authorities and police must monitor this situation very carefully and ensure that everything possible is done to protect schoolchildren from such poison."

    Last updated: 11:11am, November 11 2008