#BeLikeRyland: 9-year-old NorCal boy honored for finding gender bias on English test
POSTED: FEB 14 2018 08:01AM PST
VIDEO POSTED: FEB 14 2018 09:20AM PST
UPDATED: FEB 14 2018 09:34AM PST
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Nine-year-old Ryland Ramos was honored by the Sacramento City Council when he showed adults there was implicit gender bias on his third grade English test.
One of the questions asked whether the proper pronoun for a mayor should be “their” or “his.”
Ryland did circle “his,” the singular pronoun that is grammatically correct. But he added in pen: ”I think it should include women.”
She has been the biggest proponent of Ryland’s story, blasting it out on social media, so that #BeLikeRyland was a trending hashtag.
“This young man is a bright shining star and I am thrilled to honor him with a resolution from the City of Sacramento for his ability to identify gender bias on his 3rd grade test,” Ashby wrote on Facebook.
Mayor Darrell Steinberg tweeted, “Sometimes it takes a young person to remind adults how important it is to simplify that which seems complicated.”