Proposed public school textbook called anti-Hispanic

Oct 2, 2016 | Archives, Educationally

A proposed textbook called Mexican American Heritage was denounced as an error-plagued misrepresentation of Hispanic culture by more than 100 demonstrators just as the State Board of Education began the process of deciding whether to have it taught in Texas public schools.

Specifically, the objections centered on passages in the books saying people of Mexican descent have been stereotyped as “lazy” and unambitious and immersed in a “mañana” attitude, suggesting that responsibilities are best shrugged off until another day…

But several speakers suggested that the book does not provide sufficient attribution or context to debunk stereotypes they described as harmful to impressionable school-age children.

[Full Article – 9/14/16]

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