#WestBengal #government has suspended two women teachers on the charge of #teaching pre-primary students from an #English alphabet book consisting of a portion derogatory to people with dark complexion https://t.co/ROFU6pILeJ— National Herald (@NH_India) June 12, 2020
According to reports, the illustration described letter 'U' as Ugly and it also had a photo of a person with dark complexion, next to the word.
Naturally, parents weren't comfortable with the usage of an image of a black person next to the word 'ugly' under the letter 'U' in the children's curriculum book on alphabet and words.
My daughter is studying in this Municipal Girls High School. I came across this subject while teaching my daughter. It is completely wrong to educate children by calling a black person ugly in this way.
This book should be withdrawn soon. In any case, the education being given to children in the name of blacks will work to fill their tender hearts with inferiority complexes and discriminate against blacks. This is wrong.
This kind of book is not an official book given by the school. We will still talk to the school about it. If needed the book should be changed.
The book is not part of the text books referred by the education department. It was introduced by the school itself. We have zero tolerance for acts which instill prejudices into the minds of students.
This matter came into light when the father of a student was referring to the text book and teaching him at home. He immediately informed other parents and the education department about the issue.