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.”

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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.

 

READ MORE: Complex.com

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