Enquiry demanded into racism allegations against Livonia Schools in Michigan

Hindus have asked for a thorough probe into the racial profiling allegations against Livonia Public Schools in Michigan (USA) leveled by a former school Principal as reported in the media.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that reported stereotyping by school teachers who “believed that children of Indian descent were dirty and should be checked as a group for lice” (as reportedly alleged by this former Principal), if true, was quite shocking.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that lumping together all children belonging to one ethnicity in one group basing on stereotypical views was not acceptable. If the racial profiling was found, as alleged by this former Principal, it should be immediately curbed and steps should be taken that it should not happen in the future.

Students of India descent in USA schools were an outstanding group of young people who usually outshined in performance in various fields, Rajan Zed stressed.

Livonia Public Schools, whose mission statement included “Teaming together to ensure learning for all”, runs 26 schools/centers in Livonia and Westland cities of Michigan. Dr. Randy Liepa is the Superintendent.


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