I really donot know how Hinduism is portrayed in the Text books in the United States of America. In India, in the text books I read, Hinduism was vilified. While the good things about Hinduism did not get a mention, the bad practices in the religion were blown out of proportion. I some how felt that Buddhism and Jainism were placed on a higher pedestal than Hinduism when I completed reading The History of Ancient India in my school. As I had spiritual training at home I was able to overcome that surge in those days.
Recently, I saw these videos where these young women are speaking about the inaccuracies in their text books. I loved the speech of each of these girls. Do listen to them. They made their points and tried to set the record straight.
Here is a another student who is speaking about Bindi .
Here is a young lady who tries to set the record straight about Brahminism
Here is a girl who speaks about divine feminine.
Well it was not women alone . There were men too who spoke about the importance of Hinduism and positive portrayal of the same. Thank you for doing a great job young man.
There are many videos on this subject . I picked a few that I really liked. Thanking all the young women and men who are standing up for a positive portrayal of Hinduism.