@Katzen-party I laughed SO HARD reading "Everything is Going to Be Great" that the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Texas housewife sitting next to me on the plane had me write down the title so she could read it.
@LinaLamont With Julie you sacrifice the vision of Vanessa with white lipstick and a serious beehive. But Vanessa cain't touch Julie's Simple Joys of Maidenhood.
@stuffisthings That's not censorship, that's good parenting.
@Mira YES! Classic Pinkney.
@stuffisthings Yeah, I know that, but I'm using language in the context of our treatment. But I think it's also problematic to insinuate author intention. Because, why wouldn't you want to civilize cannibal savages? And the answer is, "Hey kid, why don't you take a course on post-colonialism when you get to college and let me finish reading you this awesome bedtime story?"
@Elsajeni Censoring is worse. Period. And what happens when I children grow up and don't know how to approach racism or our racist past?
@H.E. Ladypants I don't think any one ever creates content thinking to themselves, "Gee, I hope a hundred years from now, some super sensi-types come along and take out all the yucky parts I leave in."
@intentsandpurposes@twitter I had to come back here to find YOU. <3
@Megano! I'm with you. I think it is incredibly dangerous to deny the fact that history is full of cultural marginalization and racism.
@PistolPackinMama Totally agree. When I hear about the ridiculous editions of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn redux, I have to wonder why it is ever okay to censor the past, however uncomfortable it is.