By Peter B. Collins
The Peter B. Collins Show: News and Politics from the Left Coast
August 9th, 2013
“About 53 minutes in, we talk with Beverly Hope Slapin, who has been fighting against racism and revisionism in American textbooks. Back in the early 1990′s, she was active in an effort to revise a Houghton-Mifflin social studies text, which led her to research other educational materials.
Turning to satire, she has just published a second edition of Basic Skills Caucasian Americans Workbook, a direct parody of the “Basic Skills Native Americans Workbook”, which demeans Native Americans and compresses their history into silly, inaccurate accounts. In our conversation, we give examples from the original texts and the parody, which trivializes Caucasians in a similar way, hoping to help the declining majority recognize our misrepresentations of others.”