By Isa | 25 June 2018
POLITICAL COWBOY — You know you’ve reached peak political correctness when you’re stripping one of the most celebrated American autobiographers of her laurels over “stereotypical attitudes.”
What does that even mean?
Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the “Little House on the Prarie” series, one of the most popular and delightful series in all of American children’s literature, has had her name stripped from a literary award over “racism concerns” about the way the author wrote about black and Native American people.
Again, this is an autobiographical series, meaning she was writing about her own life and what she observed growing up in the frontier days.
The series has long been a staple of childhood reading lists due to the engaging stories and valuable insight into such an interesting period of American history. I’m not entirely sure why no one noticed there was potential to find offense in the series until now, but it’s 2018 and people are running out of things to be offended over. […]