April 01, 2021 Lee's list of things I like reads the text: "She is not offended when we make fun of her" ... "but what does Giunti Editore know about the trauma of children when they are bullied? Chinese origin how to be good at mathematics, 'glazie, plego' and 'let's plesto'? And in any case he wouldn't be called Lee ", writes on Twitter Professor Lala Hu, who teaches at the Catholic University of Milan about the cartoon that appeared in the subsidiary of languages 'Leggermente plus', dedicated to children of the last grades of elementary schools, by Giunti Del Borgo.
“She is not offended when we make fun of her”
what does @GiuntiEditore know about the trauma of children when they are bullied?
Aside from stereotypes about children of Chinese origin like being good at math, "glazie, plego" and "let's do plesto"?
And he wouldn't be called Lee anyway.
- Lala Hu (@ LalaHu9) March 31, 2021
Hu raised the case.
"It is not the first time that educational texts for children represent a retrograde mentality, sometimes sexist and racist," says the teacher on Twitter.
And he adds: "One cause may be the absence of diversity in the publishing sector. With this type of storytelling, we will continue to live on prejudice and discrimination".
A similar episode happened last September also for a cartoon of the book 'Rossofuoco' by Ardea Editore intended for the first three primary school classes, in which a boy approaches a dark-skinned girl and asks her: 'Are you dirty or are you all black? '.
The case was raised by Marwa Mahmoud, municipal councilor Pd of Reggio Emilia.