This is where the Political Correctness zealots have taken us. This is The American Library Association. Sad to see the ALA embracing the ongoing dumbing down and censorship currently running rampant in society. In fact they are now encouraging censorship (at this point private, which is constitutional). Way to go. You should be so proud.
Look, times change. Things that are acceptable today may not be tomorrow. That’s the way it goes. But intelligent people should be able to understand the concept of HISTORICAL CONTEXT.
But stupidity has become accepted in many circles. Seriousness has been replaced with stupefying PC.
(From The Guardian)
A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove the name of Laura Ingalls Wilder from a major children’s book award, over concerns about how the author portrayed African Americans and Native Americans.
The board of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) made the unanimous decision to change the name on Saturday, at a meeting in New Orleans. The name of the prize was changed from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award.
The association said Wilder “includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC’s core values”.
This was a UNANIMOUS decision! No one stood up for what was right because they feared the wrath of the PC brigades.