Manila, Philippines – Hongkong Textbook Author Responded on Stereotyping Issue on their Primary 3 General Studies workbook contents about the stereotyping of Pinoys in Hong Kong spread online and gathered a lot of criticism from Filipinos worldwide. It was about a primary school textbook in the said country with a page entitled “racial harmony.” The said textbook asks the students to fill in the blanks with suggested answers Japanese, Indian, British, Chinese, Korean and Filipino.
We, CEnterTechNews, received an email from the author of Hongkong Textbook as a response to News posted last May 6, 2014.
The email contains the following;
The above statement came after the CHR or Philippine Commission on Human Rights demanded the Hong Kong government to ‘rectify’ what it described as “definitely racist” content that might forged a negative impact on Filipino Communities.
The Manila chief of the Human Rights Information and Communication Division, Atty. Marc Titus Cebreros, said that they are calling upon Hong Kong Education authority to rectify the insensitive, unscholarly and grossly discriminatory way the textbook defined Filipinos as Domestic Helper.