GCSE textbook condemned for racist Caribbean stereotypes | World news


A GCSE textbook containing stereotypes about Caribbean families has been removed from sale following criticism from MPs and campaign groups.

A passage in AQA GCSE (9-1) Sociology said that Caribbean men were “largely absent” from family situations, without providing any evidence or context to support the claim. After an online backlash, the book’s publisher, Hodder Education, said it was taking the concerns “extremely seriously” and would stop supplying the book for sale.

The controversial paragraph in the sociology of families section says: “In Caribbean families, the fathers and husbands are largely absent and women assume the most responsibility in childrearing. When men and women live together, it is usually in cohabiting or common law relationships that reproduce the…

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