George Washington Slave Picture Book Pulled, Robot Revolution Will Take 5 Million Jobs


George Washington Slave Book Pulled After Criticism-BBC News

The book publisher Scholastic revoked the publishing of a new picture book “A Birthday Cake For George Washington” because the book had images of smiling slaves and its lack of historical content could give children a fabricated impression of slavery. “We believe that, without more historical background on the evils of slavery than this book for younger children can provide, the book may give a false impression of the reality of the lives of slaves and therefore should be withdrawn,” Scholastic said in a statement.

The Robot Revolution Will Take 5 Million Jobs from Humans-CBS News

The “Fourth Industrial Revolution” focused with developments in artificial intelligence and robotics will dramatically change the workplace and require new skill sets from workers. These conclusions are derived from a survey of 371 global companies with more than 13 million employees in 15 major developed emerging economies. “While some jobs are threatened by redundancy and others grow rapidly, existing jobs are also going through a change in the skill set required to do them,” World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab and managing board member Richard Samans said.

First Cuban Migrants Arrive in U.S. After Central America Deal-CNN

Cuban Migrants that had been stranded in Central America began arriving in Miami on Monday. These migrants were staying in Central America due to a deal between five Central American countries and Mexico that would allow them to enter the United States at the Mexican border. 8,000 migrants met a crisis in Costa Rica when Nicaragua closed its border to them. This crisis was resolved when an agreement was made to have the migrants fly from Costa Rica to El Salvador then travel by bus to Mexico and onto the United States. The improvement of Cuban-American relations has caused the number of Cuban migrants to increase. “I wished to be at my family’s side. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen them,” Joel Blanco, a Cuban migrant told CNN en Español.