Austin (KFXV) — Local educators united with over 50 others across the state to ban a textbook they believe is racist against Mexicans.

They claim the coursebook has factual and historical errors and used ethnocentric language. One passage verbatim from the text reads, “Stereotypically, Mexicans were viewed as lazy…”
Professors and teachers from UT Austin, STC, UTRGV, and Donna Isd went before the School Board of Education.

The decision to ban the book will be decided next month.