|..no Racism in US....really?|
- Sunday, October 4 2015, 20:09:40 (UTC)|
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(CNN)Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill will rewrite a section in one of its books after a Houston-area mother complained that it whitewashes the role of slavery in bringing Africans to America.
Roni Dean-Burren took to Facebook last week to vent her frustration over the wording of a passage in her son's "World Geography" textbook that calls African slaves "workers" and "immigrants."
"The Atlantic slave trade brought millions of workers ... notice the nuanced language there. Workers implies wages ... yes?" she wrote.
Dean-Burren's post gathered a lot of attention; a subsequent video sparked spirited feedback and had drawn 1.4 million page views on Facebook as of Sunday.
McGraw-Hill heard the outcry, reviewed the section and concluded that the wording doesn't live up to the publisher's standards.
"We believe we can do better," McGraw-Hill posted on its Facebook page Friday. "To communicate these facts more clearly, we will update this caption to describe the arrival of African slaves in the U.S. as a forced migration and emphasize that their work was done as slave labor."
...so, what was it? Was this another case of "mistakes were made"? You mean no one at a book publisher ever heard of the Slave Trade? Or was it a trial balloon, an attempt to sneak one past a hopefully distracted populace too afraid of terrorists and how to feed themselves to notice or care?
..you think McGraw-Hill didn't know what they were doing? This wasn't a typo...this was an entire section...of a HISTORY book...one aimed at STUDENTS...who are supposed to be LEARNING! A mistake?, an oversight?, a glitch?...an accident?.....I think not.
It's just Racism going mainstream....like Fascism has done.
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