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Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

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Nothing higher than truth: individuals reflect on the misportrayal of Hinduism

Shuvi Jha

On Nov. 9, 2017, the California Department of Education unanimously agreed to reject two textbooks that inaccurately portrayed Hinduism and ancient India.

This decade-long civil rights engagement was led by the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and other like minded groups, who felt that there was a need for a better understanding of Hinduism, and a more culturally competent curriculum that neither embellished nor minimized the Hindu experience, along with a school climate that fostered pluralism and cooperation above all else.

The process was difficult, filled with a myriad of small victories and big obstacles. Yet it continued, and for that, two MVHS students are grateful. Like HAF, these individuals also believe that in this time and age, no social group should be made to feel inferior.

Click here or on the link below to read their story:

https://mvelestoque.atavist.com/nothing-higher-than-truth

About the Writer
Shuvi Jha, Feature Editor
Shuvi Jha is currently a Features editor for multimedia. She enjoys watching foreign TV, taking Buzzfeed quizzes and re-reading Harry Potter.