I came across a blog post today that I happen to agree with. Not everyone will.
Nonetheless, I decided to share it and let you make up your own mind.
**For some known-only-to-Wordpress (!) reason, the “reblog” option on the website didn’t work, so following is the intro with a link to read the remaining post.**
The title of the post is: Shall We Start Burning Books Again? (This is a rant…read if you like)
The blogger begins with a reference to the recent news related to six of Dr. Seuss’s books and then continues …
Ok, people things have gotten ridiculous. It needs to stop.
YES, we can look at books, movies, advertising, tv shows, songs, etc. from the past and see the racism, sexism, ageism, and all the other isms! We can see the flagrant homophobia.
BUT, I’m sorry we cannot erase history AND we shouldn’t as then we are doomed to repeat it. Historical context is important. Where does it stop? Do we end up with a list of “approved” reading and that is it? If we go through every book and ban/block/add to a no publish list everything that is offensive to someone in some way there would be no books left!
Continue reading HERE.