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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    To be fair, the ALA has always been really fundamental about first amendment issues. They will make most hardcore ACLUers look like weekend warriors
    The ALA isn't a government organization though...
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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Nazis...Communists...there ain't a dime's worth of difference between them.
    You know who also spoke in generalities? The Nazis.
    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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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Did it permanently damage you to see the scenes they had over the kitchen area and around the restaurant of the Sambo character?

    We ate there too, although we were much farther south, and I can honestly say it did no damage to me.
    Precisely my point. I went home to my grandpa's house and played with the neighbor kids, chances were good they were eating there too. The neighborhood he lived in was predominently black. As I recall other races too. Skin color just wasn't a thing, and Sambos had the best pancakes, ever.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The ALA isn't a government organization though...
    I was just commenting on the fact that the ALA is pretty well against banning books for any reason. I didn't mean to imply they were a govt body

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You know who also spoke in generalities? The Nazis.
    You oughta know.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Boy! You people sure are sensitive about boy!...lol!
    You're the one who posted GOVERNMENT RUN in ALL CAPS as if it ****ING MATTERED.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You know who also spoke in generalities? The Nazis.
    To be fair, everybody generalizes.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    The litter could be something afforded to any honored guest. Like I said, it depends upon context.
    Honored guest or just any European like Tin-Tin was.

    All I see is a guy telling the natives about his country in a classroom.
    Do you speak French? Votre patrie is not "his" nation. It's their nation.

    More context is needed than that.
    Sérieusement, je veux que tu commences par apprendre un peux de Français. Le contexte que tu me demandes es clairement visible a une personne qu'est vraiment familiarisée avec la culture coloniale des pais comme la France et la Belgique.

    Besides, it's not uncommon for missionaries and non-profit organizations to go to third world countries with the intention of "educating" the native population even today. Is that racist?
    Actually, it is. It assumes that people 1) need your educating 2) need your salvation 3) need your help. I can't believe I'm explaining why the colonialism depicted in Tin-Tin is incredibly racist.



    Sometimes they did.

    Does it matter? The story is a product of its time. If you don't like it, you don't have to read it.

    As I said, I agree that it's rather tasteless, and should probably be taken off of shelves for that reason. However, I don't see any particular reason for ignoble outrage over the issue.
    Ah, so you've reverted to "don't read it". Well, it's why don't we instead propose it be removed from schools and if a kid wants to read it, they can go find it?
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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    To be fair, everybody generalizes.
    It's settled. We're all Nazis. This is almost as fun as when Bronson would use socialism.
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    Re: Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's settled. We're all Nazis. This is almost as fun as when Bronson would use socialism.
    lol @ that guy

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