Blame bullying, not parents

Regarding the Nov. 18 article, “Identity issues can complicate a child’s path to becoming bilingual“: The problem is not Leo’s parents failure to affirm his Japanese identity; the problem is a school environment that bullies children for their difference, making them ashamed of their diversity. Blaming the parents is just plain wrong! If you want to raise your bicultural/multiracial children in Japan, then you need to find a public school that celebrates diversity and has a zero-tolerance policy for all forms of discrimination.

JASON G. KARLIN

From The Japan Times Online

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