#1 Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name stripped from children’s book award over ‘Little House’ depictions of Native Americans by Cincinnatus 25.06.2018 16:23

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Surely if they apply themselves Liberals can get even more pathetic.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder was on the brink of having an award named in her honor, from the Association for Library Service to Children, when in 1952 a reader complained to the publisher of “Little House on the Prairie” about what the reader found to be a deeply offensive statement about Native Americans.

The reader pointed specifically to the book’s opening chapter, “Going West.” The 1935 tale of a pioneering family seeking unvarnished, unoccupied land opens with a character named Pa, modeled after Wilder’s own father, who tells of his desire to go “where the wild animals lived without being afraid.” Where “the land was level, and there were no trees.”

The editor at Harper’s who received the reader’s complaint wrote back saying it was “unbelievable” to her that not a single person at Harper’s ever noticed, for nearly 20 years, that the sentence appeared to imply that Native Americans were not people, according to a 2007 biography of Wilder by Pamela Smith Hill.

Yet Harper’s decision in 1953 to change “people” to “settlers” in the offending sentence did little to quell the critics in later decades, who began describing Wilder’s depictions of Native Americans and some African Americans — and her story lines evoking white settlers’ Manifest Destiny beliefs — as racist.

Now, after years of complaints, the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, says it voted Saturday to strip Wilder’s name from the award.



In its decision to remove Wilder’s name from the award, the library association had cited “anti-Native and anti-Black sentiments in her work” when it announced the review of Wilder’s award in February. The award, reserved for authors or illustrators who have made “significant and lasting contribution to children’s literature,” will no longer be called the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. It’s now the Children’s Literature Legacy Award.



http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/laura-i...7Fv3?ocid=ientp

The TV show based on her works is still in reruns. It must be cancelled immediately lest we all be tainted.

#2 RE: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name stripped from children’s book award over ‘Little House’ depictions of Native Americans by algernonpj 25.06.2018 21:07

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#3 RE: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name stripped from children’s book award over ‘Little House’ depictions of Native Americans by Cincinnatus 07.07.2018 01:16

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They applied themselves.

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On June 30, actor William Shatner tweeted his displeasure with the renaming of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. By Independence Day, all hell had broken loose.

Wilder (1867-1957), a children’s author best known for her Little House on the Prairie series, had her name stripped from an award issued by the Association for Library Service to Children because some passages in her work expressed “stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC’s core values of inclusiveness.”

The decision didn’t sit well with Shatner. The former Star Trek actor tweeted that he found the trend of judging the past through a modern lens “disturbing.”

Shatner’s tweet triggered criticism from diversity advocates

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Shatner tweets about the Wilder Award, saying he finds it “disturbing that some take modern opinion & obliterate the past.”

Some people disagree. Shatner engages some, blocks others.

Shatner is accused of being a Nazi sympathizer and a racist. A 2016 tweet is found, in which Shatner used the word “injun” while commenting on a friend’s Twitter logo.

Shatner apologizes for the tweet but continues to engage people.



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