The Degradation of Jujube, a Colored Doll
by William May Jacobs & Phoebe Lloyd Jacobs - 1968
In an age of hyper-sensitivity to race and color, when raw nerve ends seem perpetually exposed, it has become commonplace (if inexplicable) to hear criticism of works like Huckleberry Finn and The Merchant of Venice. But when Little Black Sambo, Helen Bannerman's gem-like model of story telling simplicity, is labeled racially "undesirable" for boys and girls, there is reason to pause and ponder.
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