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Re: Academic decolonization
« Reply #60 on: November 07, 2022, 04:17:56 pm »
In response to this article:

at 5ft 7in, two inches smaller than the average man, Rishi Sunak is physically diminutive.

the following woke comment is a simple decolonizing action that we should repeat more often:

This author seems to be thinking in European standard only, most other people in the world are not tall. Especially Indians.
Really inappropriate article from somebody who thinks that only kinds of humans that exist are the kind of people that exist in western Europe.

This Eurocentric bias appears frequently, therefore needs to be challenged every time we come across it:

According to the World Health Organization's (WHO) growth reference standards, the expected average height of a woman should be 163 cm (5 ft 4.3 in) and the average height of a man 176.5 cm (5 ft 9.5 in).

However, the actual global average height of a woman is only 159.5 cm (5 ft 2.8 in) and the average height of a man is 171 cm (5 ft 7.3 in).