‘Little House On The Prairie’ Is Too Controversial To Exist – What Planet Are We On?
Has it really come to this? The classic children’s book ‘Little House On The Prairie’ is too controversial for the left and the politically correct police condemn its existence. Wow.
According to The Western Journal, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name will be removed from an award because of her portrayal of minorities in her “Little House on the Praire” novels.
The American Library Association voted unanimously Saturday to remove Wilder’s name from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and instead call it the Children’s Literature Legacy Award, the New York Daily News reported.
“This decision was made in consideration of the fact that Wilder’s legacy, as represented by her body of work, includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC’s core values of inclusiveness, integrity and respect, and responsiveness,” the Association for Library Service to Children said in a statement.
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association released a statement defending Wilder’s work, saying that while her writing included “the perspectives of racism that were representative of her time and place,” it also made “positive contributions to children’s literature”:
“We believe it is not beneficial to the body of literature to sweep away her name as though the perspectives in her books never existed. Those perspectives are teaching moments to show generations to come how the past was and how we, as a society, must move forward with a more inclusive and diverse perspective.”
Debbie Reese, a scholar and the founder of American Indians In Children’s Literature, tweeted that the vote to change the award’s name was a “significant and historic moment” but still only a step. “There are many more, ahead of us. The backlash to the change is already evident.”