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Regional bias

Filed under: web — kevin @ 16:32

[via MeFi] Los Angeles Times: Tests, textbooks: Only men bake cookies in these parts : a review of a book about how textbooks and exams are censored for offensive ideas.

I hadn’t realised that questions involving mountains might offend people from areas without any.

This reminds me of the new textbooks that started to come in while I was at school. In the old ones everyone was called Mary or John, all standard British names. The new textbooks seemed to feature only children from ethnic minority groups: Asian, Carribean, Chinese, Irish…

Update: the MeFi comments had this link to an article showing that this kind of censorship is not only an American phenomenon. Stupidity gets everywhere.

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