A school in the United Kingdom is requiring students who do not wear face masks to wear yellow badges on school grounds and in class.
Journalist Allison Pearson shared an email from the school, which was not named, on Twitter.
The school uses an “increase” in COVID cases as grounds for reintroducing mandatory mask restrictions, despite the fact that infection levels in the UK have been flat or even declining in recent weeks.
“Those pupils who were exempt from wearing a mask last academic year will once again be exempt and should wear a yellow badge,” states the email.
The yellow badge has long been associated with a “badge of shame,” and it has been imposed on Jews at various times throughout history to identify them as ethnic or religious outcasts.