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The US Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has removed Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from one of its awards over racist views and language.

The association had received complaints for years over the Little House on the Prairie author's "anti-Native and anti-Black sentiments in her work".

The ALSC board voted unanimously on Saturday to remove Wilder's name from the children's literature award.

The medal will be renamed as the Children's Literature Legacy award.

The ALSC, a division of the American Library Association, said Wilder's novels and "expressions of stereotypical attitudes" were "inconsistent with ALSC's core values".

Wilder's children's novels about pioneer life in the American West have been criticised for language that dehumanises indigenous peoples and people of colour.

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Next will be Mark Twain!! The PC crowd won't stop until they've erased all of our history.
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Next will be Mark Twain!! The PC crowd won't stop until they've erased all of our history.
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Twain's books are already banned in many school districts.

The best way to rewrite history, is to ban or destroy any and all records of it
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It's why, when the progressive communists socialist take over a country, they kill the educated. In particular, teachers and historians. We are allowing this to happen via lawyers, the courts and PC.?


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Twain's books are already banned in many school districts.

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It's why, when the progressive communists socialist take over a country, they kill the educated. In particular, teachers and historians. We are allowing this to happen via lawyers, the courts and PC.?


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Just curious what passages/languages do they find so offensive?


Reminds me of the "Racist" offensive story Little Black Sambo.

Only thing the Black Sambo was East Indian - Not African (Tigers aren't native to Africa). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_St...le_Black_Sambo
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Just curious what passages/languages do they find so offensive?


Reminds me of the "Racist" offensive story Little Black Sambo.

Only thing the Black Sambo was East Indian - Not African (Tigers aren't native to Africa). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_St...le_Black_Sambo
I believe it's over parts of her books that speak of native Americans as savages, natives.
There is also a passage where "Pa" was to have said "the only good Indian is a dead Indian."

I don't know if this was ever in her books, but I recall on an episode of the tv show where Laura befriended a wandering black boy, and hid him in the barn loft.
She couldn't keep it a secret any longer and told her friends that she had a "real live negro person".

That said, Huck Finn had the n word I believe.
Back then we didn't think much of those things reading those stories as kids.

It was understood they were stories relative to the times.

It's sad to think things like this more and more are being stripped from history because of people being so bloody offended all the sudden!
Apparently there are librarians across the country speaking out against this silliness.
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It's sad to think things like this more and more are being stripped from history because of people being so bloody offended all the sudden!

Remove the word people and insert progressive Democrats...

Idiots all of them. Every day they have to have a hissy fit about something, to keep them self relevant. Worthless IMHO..

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My 4th or 5th grade teacher was a grandaughter of this author. She read to us every day after lunch through the entire year. By the end of the year she had read the entire collection of books. At the time we all thought it was all real and good history first hand. Now I know she ruined me for life. Didn't know it until now. Guess I should quit exposing my grandchildren to it before they are ruined also. NOT!!!
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