RACIST TEXTBOOK EDITOR OR POLITICAL CORRECTNESS OUT OF CONTROL?
Yesterday we looked at how Brookline, MA banned a textbook in all of its schools because of 7 people that claimed they were offended by 2 sentences they deemed to be racist. Was this a case of a racist textbook editor trying to offend people or an accurate portrayal of history? Further investigation found that the co-editor of this textbook is a university English professor and African-American. He claims that the description of slavery in the textbook may not be politically correct but painted a more accurate, complete picture of slavery. He said of the controversy, “It was a cruel, horrible institution. But there were conflicted slave owners, whose slaves were treated differently than others.”