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This looks authentic, but I wonder whether it's just an elaborate hoax:

enter image description here Source: https://www.dailydot.com/irl/racist-nursing-textbook/

Jews may be vocal and demanding of assistance

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Arabs/Muslims may not request pain medicine but instead thank Allah for pain if it is the result of a healing medical procedure

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Filipino clients may not take pain medication because they view pain as being the will of God

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Indians who follow Hindu practices believe that pain must be endured in preparation for a better life in the next cycle

Is this really part of the book, or is it a hoax?

  • Downvoted because the title is wrong. All the quoted examples are based on religious beliefs, and so they are not racial, they are cultural. – jamesqf Oct 21 '17 at 4:31
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    @jamesqf: So fix it! – Oddthinking Oct 21 '17 at 5:09
  • @Oddthinking: I didn't ask the question, so it would be very wrong of me to change it. – jamesqf Oct 21 '17 at 18:16
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    @jamesqf It's a lot bigger if you open the image by itself in a new tab. Right click --> Open in New Tab (or your browser's equivalent). Middle click may also work depending on browser and configuration. – jpmc26 Oct 26 '17 at 19:51
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    @jamesqf Hence why I said you should edit the question if you think there's a problem. Such a request is not unreasonable. It's expected as a member of Stack Exchange. I don't think there was or is any problem, other than your incorrect edit. Besides, it discusses Blacks in the linked article, in text. So this is really just a case of you didn't bother to check your assumptions. – jpmc26 Oct 28 '17 at 5:46
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It's not a hoax, it is a real copy of Nursing: A Concept-Based Approach to Learning, Volume I (2nd Edition).

See Education Company Under Fire For 'Racist' Nursing Textbook

The company acknowledged that it is real, saying:

While differences in cultural attitudes towards pain is an important topic in medical programs, the table from this Nursing text did not present the information in an appropriate manner... We apologize for the offense this has caused, and we have removed the material in question from current electronic versions and future editions of this text. We always welcome feedback, and we appreciate the concern shown by the students who raised this issue

See numerous other acknowledgements and apologies from Pearson's official twitter account

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    I would not consider the NY Post as an infallible source of truth. While not strictly a tabloid, they straddle the line very closely. – DenisS Oct 20 '17 at 17:44
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    @DenisStallings: If the NY Post is not a sufficiently reliable source, how about the Boston Globe or the BBC? Also, here's a video apology from a Pearson executive. – Michael Seifert Oct 20 '17 at 19:37
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    @Michael maybe put the sources into the answer? – Andrew Grimm Oct 21 '17 at 3:39
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    @MichaelSeifert Your BBC link goes to the same place as the Boston Globe link, not to a BBC article. – numbermaniac Oct 21 '17 at 12:21
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    @numbermaniac: Sorry, that was some sloppy cut-and-paste on my part. Here's the BBC article. – Michael Seifert Oct 21 '17 at 12:55

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