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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 novels are full of phrases that are unacceptable today. Even in her own lifetime Wilder apologised for her thoughtlessness and amended a line in Little House on the Prairie that said Kansas had ‘no people, only Indians’. It now reads, ‘no settlers, only Indians’.”
originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: CriticalStinker
right, all they did was rename the award.
they didn't ban her, her books, or accomplishment or anything of any sort .
they changed a children's prize title from her name to 'Children’s Literature Legacy Award.'
what are you missing here?
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they renamed the prize name to something else...
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
a reply to: howtonhawky
When in WORLD history has a western history book been changed to falsify the historical record??? Well when it wasn’t a conservative doing it???? (Cough) daughter’s of the confederacy (cough)..
Never .. ever.. ever once..
Especially, concerning Indians the earliest settelers wrote down there history as if they were all canabalistic heathen savages who needed to be civilized or destroyed..
Then after we had wiped the vast majority of Indians out. The historical accounts flipped and they were a perfect culture living in homeostasis and were totally innocent as they were brutalized by colonialists..
It is only modern history that has attempted to find the real truth..
This is the same broken argument conservatives make about EVERYTHING.. a slippery slope argument pretending their political opponents want to do something NO ONE HAS EVER EVEN PROPOSED....
Not keeping statues or traitors on public property IS NOT CHANGING HISTORY BOOKS!
Casting Achilles as a black guy IS NOT CHANGING HISTORY BOOKS!!!!
In all the history of modern western civilization not one time have the history books been changed to demonize white people.
The daughters of the confederacy propagandized the history books.. but it wasn’t to demonize white people..
It’s propaganda for stupid people...
It is a logical fallacy that has been on the list of logical fallacies we have had since Athens.
When history books are changed to report that Chris Columbus murdered and mutilated tens of thousands of people while running pedophile rings of native children to keep his men happy.
They are not lying now.. they were lying then.
originally posted by: karmicecstasy
I think people who want to willingly forget history are the dumbest cretins on the planet.
However, we are talking about an author who had no problem amending her own work in her own lifetime. So I doubt she would care that someone changed the name of an award. Just my two cents. Someone else more triggerable than I can carry this flag forward. Call me when they ban her books or publishers decide to changer her words.