Brookline Parents Outraged By “Happy Slaves” In Textbook
BROOKLINE (CBS) — Some parents of fifth-graders at Brookline Public Schools are outraged over a page in their children’s US social studies textbook that suggests some slave owners living during the 17th-century America were compassionate toward their slaves.
The portion of the book in question is only two pages, but parents say it’s two pages too many.
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The passage in question states, “slaves were treated well or cruelly depending on their owners.”
It goes on:
“Some planters took pride in being fair and kind to their slaves,” the text, published by Harcourt, states.