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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Child's Party Sparks Discrimination Suit

A child in Sweden handed-out birthday party invitations in his class, but neglected two of them. Now the boy and his party invitations are at the center of a discrimination battle which is making international headlines.

The 8-year old boy refused two of his classmates invites because one had not invited him to his birthday party previously, and he and the other child had had a falling-out. When the teacher noticed this, she confiscated all of the invitations. According to the school, if the invitations are passed-out on school property, discrimination is not allowed.

The boy's father has issued complaints to the school's ombudsman.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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