Does the Winner of Child Genius Prove Asian Parents Are Too Pushy?
Rahul has a higher IQ than Albert Einstein
Twelve-year-old Rahul being crowned “Child Genius 2017” in the controversial Channel 4 TV series reinforces the stereotype that south Asian kids are academically much more competitive. More geeky or nerdy is another way the world sees them. This racial and cultural pigeon-hole also includes the prejudice that south Asian parents are pushy and demanding, putting their children under more pressure. Dr Raj Persaud is a Consultant Psychiatrist. Rahul’s proud parents also found themselves in the media spotlight, with his father accused by the British media of being “competitive”, while the TV series courted controversy as bordering on cruel to its…
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