A Texas mom called out textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Education for calling African slaves “workers” in a section on immigration in one of their geography textbooks. Roni Dean-Burren noticed the peculiar word choice because her 15-year-old son was reading the textbook for his ninth-grade Geography class,Buzzfeed reports.

The passage, included in World Geography by McGraw-Hill Education, read: “The Atlantic slave trade between the 1500s and the 1800s brought millions of workers from Africa to the southern United States to work on agricultural plantations.”

The miffed mom took to social media to talk about the shocking passage and eventually, after getting many responses, made a video, as well. She complained that calling African slaves “workers” and talking about them in a section about “immigrants” was insulting.



Article Courtesy of Complex

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