Oh, Lord, this is awful:
Roni Dean-Burren posted the video
to her Facebook page after her son Coby sent her a photo of his
ninth-grade geography book. The video shows the textbook with a map
detailing immigration patterns across American history. Africans are
listed as one of those "immigrant" groups; the caption reads: "The
Atlantic slave trade between the 1500s and the 1800s brought millions of
workers from Africa to the southern United States to work on
That...oy. Needs editing, he says with English understatement.
Immigration is generally--but not always--regarded as a voluntary activity. And "workers" underplays the horror of slavery, even in the context of a sentence that explicitly references the slave trade. Fix it--and send actual pages to insert in their place.
Where I part ways with the article is in its strong implication that this gaffe was driven by Texas' educational standards. However, those standards require students to understand both the development of slavery generally and the African slave trade and its impacts in particular.