Stereotypes of any ethnic group, no matter how joking, must end – Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

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Ablekuma West MP Ursula Owusu-Ekuful advised Ghanaians against stereotyping any ethnic group in the country.

In a Facebook post, she called for the unity of the country and the respect and protection of the country’s diverse cultures.

“We must be proud of our country, protect and defend our diverse cultures and traditions and uphold the dignity of all Ghanaians, regardless of their origin.”

“We are a nation under God, a people with a common destiny. We are all beautiful children of Mother Ghana and should be proud of our unity in diversity, ”wrote the Minister of Communications.

Stereotypes of any ethnic group, even joking and joking, must end. I identify with any group that is unfairly …

posted by Ursula owusu to Wednesday 17 March 2021

His comment follows Badu Nkansah Publication’s “History of Ghana” textbook for Class 3, which sparked an uproar among Ghanaians for derogatingly describing the Ewe ethnic group.

Many notable individuals and groups, including the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, have described the book as “disgusting, offensive, confrontational and inflammatory.”

The editors have since apologized for his “offensive description” of the sheep in the post. However, Ms. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said that whatever the apology, action should be taken to sanction Badu Nkansah.

“Textbooks are used to educate, not to indoctrinate or corrupt our impressionable youth. They must be accurate and factual ”.

She said many people like her identify with many of these ethnic groups, adding that it is unfair that some of them are unfairly stereotyped.

“I identify with any unfairly stereotyped or stigmatized group because the blood of all ethnic groups in Ghana runs through my veins. “

“Through mixed marriages and multiple relationships, the bonds which unite us are far more numerous than those which divide us”.



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