Children’s Books You Didn’t Know Were Racist

Children's Literature

Every piece of art is a product of the society that created it. You can’t watch a romantic comedy from the early ’90s without getting a little desensitized to the horrible high-waisted jeans and turtleneck/flannel combo that was deemed attractive at the time. Fortunately, we can shield our children from movies that might otherwise lead them to believe that the cast of Friends had successful film careers.Things get a little trickier when classics of children’s literature suddenly let fly with the sort of out-of-the-blue casual racism usually reserved for old Southern men after a few too many drinks.

via Children’s Books You Didn’t Know Were Racist.

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