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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Little black Sambo is an extreme example. However those particular books should not be in school or public libraries, especially in any children's section. If a parent want's to put them in their child's library next to Green Eggs & Ham, then I say rock on.
    Any liberty should offer what people are willing to partake in. I would also prefer all literature be in it's original form and the way the author intended it to be presented.

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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Any liberty should offer what people are willing to partake in. I would also prefer all literature be in it's original form and the way the author intended it to be presented.
    I don't condone literary censorship. However turn of the century racist children's books should not be in the children's section of a library.
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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Having tribes of black children abasing themselves at the feet of a blonde white nordic child isn't a problem....
    How is that any different then tribes of white girls at a Chris Brown concert?

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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Any liberty should offer what people are willing to partake in. I would also prefer all literature be in it's original form and the way the author intended it to be presented.
    Yes. Pretending that our history did not happen, compounds the likelihood that it will repeat itself. I do not support censorship of books, no matter what their content. Some books should not be in public schools, due to the nature of their content (porn comes to mind), but to try and treat historical literature as if it's "bad", and should be banned, is not a good direction for our society to take. One thing leads to another........
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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    I don't condone literary censorship. However turn of the century racist children's books should not be in the children's section of a library.
    The story of Little Black Sambo was on all the placemats at Sambos, and the waitresses even brought me crayons to color mine in with. I wasn't the only kid who used to eat there, in fact most of the others weren't white like me. Don't recall that being a problem as these were all kids I played with in my Grandpa's neighborhood. Didn't make me feel superior, except in my coloring skills. Never had the urge to enslave someone or order folks around.

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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    The story of Little Black Sambo was on all the placemats at Sambos, and the waitresses even brought me crayons to color mine in with. I wasn't the only kid who used to eat there, in fact most of the others weren't white like me. Don't recall that being a problem as these were all kids I played with in my Grandpa's neighborhood. Didn't make me feel superior, except in my coloring skills. Never had the urge to enslave someone or order folks around.
    It's sorta like someone showing up to a costume party in black face or dressed as a Klansman. Things like that are tasteless and it takes a person who is socially off to find "entertainment" value in it.
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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    It's sorta like someone showing up to a costume party in black face or dressed as a Klansman. Things like that are tasteless and it takes a person who is socially off to find "entertainment" value in it.
    Guess this is out then:


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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Guess this is out then:

    I'm offended.
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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    OMFG!


    Say it ain't so, Pippi
    Books like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have long been banned in many schools and libraries over alleged racism. Could Pippi Longstocking be next? According to one theologian, Astrid Lindgren's classic children's novels about the pig-tailed adventurer feature unsavory "colonial racist stereotypes." Pippi joins a long list of surprising children's characters who have been accused of racism. From Babar to the Smurfs, here's a look:

    Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters - The Week
    Well, yes, they are products of their times, products of their hegemony, and ought to be analyzed in such ways. For instance, if conservatives are going to probably correctly perceive certain outspoken New Left assumptions in films like Pleasantville, then such legitimate observations can be had toward many products. Just because it is old and cherished by a previous generation does not mean it is to be free from critical analysis.
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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Don't you know all literary works, history especially US, is all racist. All white people, unless you marry a black are racist. All laws are racist. Just look how many innocent blacks are in jail.
    Pippi Longstocking is Swedish. Babar is French. Tin-Tin is Belgian. Pokemon is Japanese. Read any of them sometime.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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