http://time.com/4060687/mcgraw-hill-slavery-trade-textbook/ Textbook Company to Update Description of Slaves as ‘Workers’ After Criticism Tanya Basu @mstanyabasu Oct. 4, 2015 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.