Textbook publisher McGraw-Hill announced that it will rewrite a textbook after a mother in Pearland, Texas complained that the book described slaves as “immigrant” workers. Texas textbooks and education has fallen victim to Republican-led revisionist history. The conservative agenda to change American history is starting to backfire.

“‘Immigrants,’ yeah, that word matters,” said Roni Dean-Burren, “(Reading from the text) ‘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.’ So (slavery) is now considered ‘immigration’.”

The publisher offered an apology and will correct the textbook.

For more on this story, visit ABC 13 “Texas Mom Calls Out Textbook Publisher For Interpreting Slavery As Immigration”

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced