Quickies: Goats Breastfeeding Babies, Sexual Harassment in Indie Music, and “Slavery with a Smile”

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Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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  1. You should have put the gorilla story at the end of the list, I could have used a break from all of the disheartening.

    There was the goat one, but that was more weird then uplifting.

    Oh well, think I’ll go watch some cat videos or listen to PostmodernJukebox for awhile to clear away this helpless feeling.

    Not your fault, but man that list was a bummer.

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    The noise grew deafening, and Jenkins eventually apologized and donated her proceeds to WNDB. “I have come to understand that my book, while intended to be inclusive and truthful and hopeful, is racially insensitive,” she wrote. Illustrator Sophie Blackall, who went on to win the Caldecott medal for another book, stood by her choices, noting, “It does not fully depict the horrors of slavery, but I don’t think such a depiction would be appropriate for this particular age group.”

    Than maybe you shouldn’t write a children’s book that deals with slavery. Portraying slaves as happy go lucky is offensive because it perpetuates the racist myth that our system of race based chattel slavery was somehow humane or even worse the even more racist myth that blacks were better off as slaves.

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