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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45784222

 publisher has said it will stop selling a GCSE textbook after it was found to contain stereotypes about Caribbean families.

AQA GCSE (9-1) Sociology says Caribbean men are "largely absent" from family situations.

The comments have been called "really dangerous" as there's no social or historical context.

Hodder Education says it's taking concerns "extremely seriously" and will stop supplying the book for sale.

The paragraph in the sociology of families section of the book reads: "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 traditional patriarchal division of labour."

It adds: "The family system is also characterised by child-shifting, that is, the passing of children to other relatives or acquaintances if the parents find themselves unable to take care of them. As a result, multiple women are involved in childhood socialisation."

People on social media have called the text "racist".

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With a few minor tweaks and some references that text would still raise eyebrows but would meet the societal and historical context that the campaigners are complaining about. People would still not like it but tough. 

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I've always though that Reaganite quip 'a communist is someone who reads marx, an anti-communist is someone who understands marx"   could be paraphrased into 'society' where 'marx' sits. 

 

Sociology seems to boil down to 'Nothing happens by chance. No one ever has agency over their own decisions. Every observable thing in a society is because someone somewhere is pulling strings, whether we can prove it or not, and its always for the most sinister, malevolent reasons imaginable' 

Its toxic.

 

I guess white males are the only safe option. They already have them for their 'typical' jihadi and grooming actors. 

 

Just one more situation that proves that a multiracial society is simply unworkable. 

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