Black People : Textbook Company to Update Description of Slaves as ‘Workers’ After Criticism

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  1. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://time.com/4060687/mcgraw-hill-slavery-trade-textbook/

    Textbook Company to Update Description of Slaves as ‘Workers’ After Criticism

    It all started when Roni Dean-Burren's son texted his mom his annoyance at the description
    Textbook publishing giant McGraw-Hill will rewrite a section of a book after a Houston mother complained that the text made light of the treatment of the slaves that were forcibly brought to the Americas from Africa.
    Outrage over the textbook language spread after Roni Dean-Burren posted an Instagram of a text message from her son, Coby. The freshman had sent along a photo from his World Geography textbook that described African slaves as “workers” and “immigrants.” He wrote underneath: “we was real hard workers wasn’t we” with an emoji expressing an annoyed face.

    “The Atlantic slave trade brought millions of workers … notice the nuanced language there. Workers implies wages … yes?” she wrote.
     
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    On point and on time...

    fyi
     
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    the white man has been trying, for decades, to white-wash history...especially the slavery era. if it makes them look bad, in any way, they've tried to rewrite it...to put a different spin on it, so they don't look bad, globally. i.e. the big push to disprove the fact that the civil war was about the slavery issue. yet, when calls for rewriting textbooks to include the accomplishments, the inventions...the true history of the black man, the argument is...it would cost too much money to rewrite history books.

    if you could find dictionaries from the sixties/seventies, and compare them with today's dictionaries, you'll find the definition of certain words have changed...to lessen the impact of them. that might appear minor, but when those definitions are used to justify changing the wording of historical accounts, it becomes huge.
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    It's gone from bad to worse:

    After all, Malcolm X was not a CIVIL RIGHTS leader!!!

    He was actually a black liberation forerunner and also a revolutionary theorist etc.

    fyi
     
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