McGraw-Hill to rewrite textbook after mom's complaint

  • metta

    Posts: 39169

    Oct 05, 2015 8:32 PM GMT
    McGraw-Hill to rewrite textbook after mom's complaint


    http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/04/living/mcgraw-hill-slavery-textbook-mom-complaint-feat/index.html
  • Jonathan16

    Posts: 50

    Oct 06, 2015 12:16 PM GMT
    This is what happens when you have too much freedom. You start creating issues. Slaves were workers. It's not like nowhere in the book slaves weren't mentioned as slaves. On another note, after the shooting in Oregon, some people are sayin, "oh Christianity is under attack in America." No it's not. You're only issue is baking a cake, or issuing marriage licenses while in other countries Christians are being beheaded. Why do people complain about dumbshit?
  • FRE0

    Posts: 4865

    Oct 06, 2015 8:20 PM GMT
    Surely it was a badly needed change. Referring to slaves as workers was not appropriate even though they they were apparently referred to as slaves in other parts of the book.

    Books are not always read in their entirety. It may be that teachers using the book would have assigned for reading only those parts of the book that avoided the word "slave". Attempting to minimize the fact that slavery existed is a distortion of history.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Oct 06, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
    Black slaves were neither workers nor immigrants, as also stated in the textbook. Being forcibly kidnapped, sold into slavery and shipped in chains over the ocean in appalling conditions is not "immigration". But then some US Right Wingers preach that Blacks were better off as slaves than free.

    Yet these are the people rewriting US history books through the publishing Achilles heel of Texas, due to its large school population. They've seized control of the State board that selects school books, easy to do in that predominately Red State, and book publishers make all their books throughout the US comply to Texas Right Wing ideology for economy of printing & marketing costs.

    A clever tactic by the Right to indoctrinate US youth with their beliefs. It's the same reason they've underfunded secular public schools while diverting the money to conservative religious charter schools.
  • FRE0

    Posts: 4865

    Oct 07, 2015 7:40 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidBlack slaves were neither workers nor immigrants, as also stated in the textbook. Being forcibly kidnapped, sold into slavery and shipped in chains over the ocean in appalling conditions is not "immigration". But then some US Right Wingers preach that Blacks were better off as slaves than free.

    Yet these are the people rewriting US history books through the publishing Achilles heel of Texas, due to its large school population. They've seized control of the State board that selects school books, easy to do in that predominately Red State, and book publishers make all their books throughout the US comply to Texas Right Wing ideology for economy of printing & marketing costs.

    A clever tactic by the Right to indoctrinate US youth with their beliefs. It's the same reason they've underfunded secular public schools while diverting the money to conservative religious charter schools.


    It looks as though the actions of Europeans in Africa considerably degraded living conditions in Africa.