Letter: Beware stereotypes 1

February 8, 2002

What is meant by "ethnic" background in describing "motivated" students (Analysis, THES , February 1)? Each of us belongs to a particular racial, national, religious and cultural background. If "ethnic minority" was meant please say so, otherwise this implies that the majority is a norm by which all others are defined.

Christine Porter
Manager, London Office
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