The question, which came up on a paper given to seven-year-olds in Malaysia, asked students to match up names with various places of worship.

They were given four names: Devi, Hock Lee, Kamal and Steve, representative of stereotypical names of people in four of the country's main race groups — Indian, Chinese, Malay and Caucasian respectively.

They were asked to match them up to the "correct" place of worship.

The girl matched Devi up to the church, Steve up to the Hindu temple, Kamal to the Chinese temple and Hock Lee to the mosque.  Read more...

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‘Racist’ question on kid’s homework sheet is angering people

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What’s in a name? A lot apparently, if this first grader’s exam question is anything to go by. 

The question, which came up on a paper given to seven-year-olds in Malaysia, asked students to match up names with various places of worship.

They were given four names: Devi, Hock Lee, Kamal and Steve, representative of stereotypical names of people in four of the country’s main race groups — Indian, Chinese, Malay and Caucasian respectively.

They were asked to match them up to the “correct” place of worship.

The girl matched Devi up to the church, Steve up to the Hindu temple, Kamal to the Chinese temple and Hock Lee to the mosque.  Read more…

More about Racism, Racial Profiling, Malaysia, and World

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