Video Of Ontario Textbook Will Destroy Everything You Thought You Learned In History
Turns out our textbooks are just 5% Black history.
A public awareness campaign from the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is showing the limited teachings about.
The campaign, titled #BlackedOutHistory, is raising awareness on the issue by using real grade eight textbooks from the current curriculum and removing all of the non-Black history.
"Of the 255 pages in the book, only 13 remained," says a news release.
President of the OBHS, Natasha Henry, said that action must be taken to allow students more access to .
"As part of the government responses to calls to tackle, the systemic exclusion of Black history from the curriculum across Canada must be addressed," she said.
According to a statement from OBHS, copies of the blacked-out textbooks have been sent to Doug Ford, Stephen Lecce, and Justin Trudeau.
"Our goal is to raise awareness of the lack of Black History in the curriculum," says a tweet from the organization.
A petition was launched a few months ago by a Ryerson student to demand a mandatory course on , and it has garnered over 66,000 signatures.