∞ Outrage as Italian Conservatoire Bans All “Oriental” Students Over CoronaVirus Fears

Maddy Shaw Roberts from Classic FM:

Since the newsletter was sent to Santa Cecilia’s teachers, another music institute in Como has told students returning from China after Chinese New Year to stay at home for 14 days.

This is the right move.

The message (translated from Italian), signed by director Roberto Giuliani, reads: “Dear colleagues, because of the well-known events relating to the Chinese epidemic, the lessons of oriental students (Chinese, Korean, Japanese etc.) are suspended, as well as others who have come from the countries concerned.

This is simply racism.

A post from dA Fragments, published at 2020-01-31