In 2015, a leading publisher’s geography textbook described slavery as African workers immigrating to the US “to work on agricultural plantations.” These kinds of errors and omissions are known as “erasure” and appear in textbooks all over the country.
Although the publisher who misrepresented slavery in the US apologized and worked hard to fix the problem, erasure in textbooks remains a HUGE issue impacting students across the country.
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