In this age of modernism, there is still room for destructive thoughts which trigger mayhem in a society. Yes, it may really seem strange for all those social up-lifters who have worked for years to sustain diversity amongst men of all cast and creed. Racism still exists in the so-called modern society and the word is not just enough to be eliminated from the dictionary but from the entire world as well. It’s a curse that has taken lives and initiated turmoil in the steady lives of those innocent families who were subjected to victimization of this awful notion.
Schools, Colleges, Universities and other educational institutions are trying out their level best to put off the flames of racism that are still burning in the hearts of people. This has leaded the Governments to act sternly against such orthodox notions.
You would be astounded to know that even in this age of technological advancement people are forcing budding minds to follow racism. There are books for children which are filled with contents that allow the essence of racism to work and initiate some sort peculiar and unfair questions in the young brains. These books on racism are banned from being published and circulated in the market.
The adolescence age is a sensitive stage when a person experiences mental transitions whether bad or good. It is the time when the mind picks up anything that is wrongful or righteous for the welfare of oneself and the society.
The content is all about bringing awareness in the minds of young people to discard racism which is as evil as Satan’s deeds.
Little Black Sambo: this controversial book on racism is a children’s story which was written by Helen Bannerman. The book has got some illustrations which bear the racial ideologies. Like the way Little Sambo, the main character is described directly or indirectly leads to racial notions. The small boy is immensely dark and has features such as rolling white eyes, broad nose and red wide lips denoting the features of a Black child. The book was marked as the base for typical Pickaninny stories for children. Sambo itself is a racial slur used in the story hurting black sentiments which is fairly unlawful. Due to these common reasons the book got banned.
Little Blue and Little Yellow: Leo Lionni’s book on racial notion is good enough. He is thoughtful in depicting the racial contrasts of the society with geometrical shapes that are in single shades of blue and yellow. It is story of friendship which goes further to showcase the after-effects of racism.
The Chronicles of Narnia: C.S. Lewis’s work has been bluntly denoted as a book containing racist undertones. Here the Calormen are described as people having darker complexion clearly indicating a sense of racist touch. However the Narnians are people who are absolutely white in their skin tone. And sadly there lies a conflict between the Calormen and the Narnians.
The Three Golliwogs: this particular creation by Enid Blyton is based on a story which has controversial themes to play. It sometimes comes into mind as to whether the Golliwogs are victims of racism or just lovable characters in the story.
Kim: the masterpiece by Rudyard Kipling is subjected to controversial issues because of its racial connotations. The lead character, Kim is fighting to know his standing as he comes to face the bitter difference of his white blood and Indian way of living.
Tintin in Congo: Tintin, the favorite comic star faces controversial issues in this particular edition. The story has colonial discriminations which are highly political.
The Story of Babar: the Little Elephant: Jean de Brunhoff popular story for children is said to have political views in play. There are colonial ideas which are absolutely immoral for children at tender ages.
The Story of Doctor Dolittle: the book suffers from criticism due to high racism content. The story also contains some offensive words that are either inserted in texts or illustrated in sketches. The amendments to the book have been made in the year 1960 for better readership.
The Little House on the Prairie: How the American Indians are treated in the story is absolutely inappropriate for children to read. This book is absolutely based on the author’s personal happenings.
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