As usual, I'm not asking to be snarky, I'm just wondering:
We’ve talked in the past here about why teaching only the cultural norms of America in the schools is cultural racism.
In a great many countries, it is the cultural norm to “put women on a pedestal” but basically treat them with very little actual respect. Some places, men are expected to straight up treat their women like servents.
If it is racist of us not to teach time time orientation and the community-based thinking that is the cultural norm other places, is it racist of us not to teach the subjugation of women in the schools, since it is the cultural norm other places?
If an Arab guy talks down to me and I say "Dude, please don't talk to me that way," is that racist of me given the way he was probably raised to talk to women and the culture he comes from?
I assume the answers are “no,” but I’m not sure why given the reasoning I’ve read.