After a nursery ‘discriminates’ against his daughter, an enraged SNP health chief wants an investigation.
After Scotland’s Health Secretary Humza Yousaf claimed his young daughter was denied a place at the childcare because of her race, a Scottish facility has angrily disputed the allegations.
Little Scholars Nursery in Broughty Ferry stated it had no room available for Mr Yousaf’s daughter Amal and two other children with Muslim-sounding names when Mr Yousaf’s wife Nadia El-Nakla inquired.
After replying to bogus inquiries from three women with non-ethnic names, the Dundee Nursery indicated it had room.
Scotland’s Care Inspectorate will now investigate whether the childcare discriminated against his two-year-old daughter, according to the SNP-led Scottish Government.
The Glasgow Pollock MSP, who is also seeking legal advice, said on Twitter: “This is not a step my wife and I have made lightly.”
“After our daughter’s nursery application was denied for the second time, my wife persuaded a White Scottish friend to apply for a child of the same age.
“Within 24 hours of our application being rejected, my wife’s friend’s application being accepted.”
Mr Yousaf alleged that his wife emailed childcare managers in September 2020 and again in May of the following year.
Scotland’s Health Secretary further stated that “three White-Scottish candidates were allowed tours of the nursery and spaces, frequently in less than 24 hours,” whereas Muslim applicants were “rejected, including my daughter’s application.”
“It doesn’t matter what my position or how high up in government I am, some will always judge me, my wife, and my children based on our ethnicity or religion first,” the Health Secretary stated.
“We have offered Little Scholars Nursery every opportunity to explain the inequality in treatment, but they have refused.”
Mr. Yousaf went on to say that they had “uncovered what I believe to be a private nursery that discriminates against applicants based on their ethnicity/religion.”
“I can’t tell you how angry I am,” he concluded.
“As a parent, all I want to do is protect my daughters, but I believe my 2-year-old daughter has been discriminated against.
“I’m not sure I would have believed it could happen in 2021 if it hadn’t happened to me.”
No matter what position I have or how high up in the government I am, some people will always judge me, my wife, and my children based on our ethnicity or religion.
We’ve given Little Scholars Nursery every chance to respond to the “Brinkwire Summary News.”