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Study connects anti-Hindu discrimination in British schools with how Hinduism is taught in classroom

“Study connects anti-Hindu discrimination in British schools with how Hinduism is taught in classroom”, Hindudvesha, May 25, 2023:

“A recent first-of-its-kind study looking into anti-Hindu hate in British schools [1] found widespread discrimination against Hindu pupils in the British education system. Sponsored by the Henry Jackson Society, a UK-based trans-Atlantic foreign policy and national security think tank, the study found that discrimination emanates not only from peers but also from how Hinduism is taught in British schools.

The findings in this report are damning and shed light on the varying themes and forms in which anti-Hindu discrimination materializes in the classroom. This nuanced, highly detailed approach highlights that anti-Hindu discrimination is, in fact, multifaceted. We see how this type of discrimination can take the form of anti-Hindu slurs, but also in how a problematic approach to teaching Hinduism may be feeding into prejudice and whether incidents of bullying and discrimination are being adequately dealt with by each individual school.

One of the most revealing findings in this report is the prevalence of certain slurs in the classroom and around school, which can only serve to alienate young Hindu people. Young Hindus are facing a range of prejudice from that which targets their religion to xenophobia; what is clear is that this type of discrimination is going under the radar, with incidents not being properly recorded or reported…..”

Read the full article at Hindudvesha.com

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