Monday, June 25, 2018

Little Woke on the Prairie

Last year it was knocking down statues. Now it's Laura Ingalls Wilder getting smashed:
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name will be removed from a major award because of how the “Little House on the Prairie” author portrayed minorities in her novels, the children’s division of the American Library Association voted Saturday.

“This decision was made in consideration of the fact that Wilder’s legacy, as represented by her body of work, includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC’s core values of inclusiveness, integrity and respect, and responsiveness,” the Association for Library Service to Children said in a statement after the unanimous vote.
Wilder really should have been more woke. On the bright side, Wilder has no living descendants who could get hassled in a restaurant, meaning the SJWs will be able to marshal their resources to jump down the throat of Trump administration officials seeking nosh.


Bike Bubba said...

I've read Wilder's books at least twice apiece and have no clue whatsoever what they're getting at. I get it with Twain--did the man know any other words besides "n****r" for certain situations?--but Wilder? Huh? I have to wonder if they've not subtly crossed the bridge from legitimate concerns to "huntin' and searchin' for a reason to be offended."

W.B. Picklesworth said...

What they're basically saying is, "Pay no attention to us. We are illegitimate, absolutely irrelevant. Home school your kids and read them the classics."