Thursday, October 8, 2015

Texas BOE Members Dismiss Textbook Slavery Controversy.

The Texas Tribune (10/7) reports that some members of the Texas Board of Education “are dismissing a social media-driven backlash against a high school textbook the 15-member elected body approved last year that describes African slaves as immigrant ‘workers,’” noting that the “backlash escalated over the weekend after Pearland mother Roni Dean-Burren posted a video” of the caption. The Washington Post (10/8, Collier) also covers this story, noting that some members of the board “were dismissive, saying it takes the text out of context and that some people are too quick to take offense.”

No comments:

Post a Comment