Roni Dean-Burren

Roni Dean-Burren

*“Erasure is real y’all!!! Teach your children the truth!!!”

That is what one African American mother in Texas is proclaiming after she contacted publishing giant, McGraw-Hill, after her son sent her a snapchat shot of a page in his 9th grade history that described Africans and African Americans from the Atlantic Slave Trade as “workers” instead of “slaves,” making it appear as if they were merely immigrants who voluntarily boarded ships headed to America.

Thanks to Roni Dean-Burren, the publisher has agreed to revise the language and make the factual elimination clear. The book was an edition created especially for the state of Texas and the 2010 adoption of their  new state standards.

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