Proposed textbook ‘dripping in racism,’ state board member says

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A group of educators and students called on the State Board of Education to keep a controversial Mexican American studies textbook out of Texas classrooms Tuesday.

“A disaster” that is “dripping in racism and intolerance” — that’s how one state board member described the history book. “And it should not even be considered a textbook,” said Ruben Cortes Jr., D-Brownsville.

Cortez formed his own advisory committee — a coalition of scholars that included seven history professors and one high school teacher — to review the book.




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