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Since I order many of my books from Barnes & Noble, I get weekly email updates on new releases. I seldom read them as I usually know beforehand what I wish to read. I received an update yesterday titled, “Just for Kids at Barnes & Noble” and was just about to hit the “delete” key when something caught my eye.
The three books were under the subheader of “Conversation Starter Books for Kids”. “What sort of conversation?” I wondered. Unhappily, I soon saw the subject of the three “conversation starters.”
The first book was titled Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. (Now, where have we heard that last name from?) The thumbnail description of the book reads: “Adapted from the groundbreaking bestseller Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, this book takes readers on a journey from present to past and back again. Kids will discover where racist ideas come from, identify how they impact America today, and meet those who have fought racism with antiracism. Along the way, they’ll learn how to identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their own lives.”
The second book was titled “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy” by Emmanuel Acho. The description reads: “Adapted from Emmanuel Acho’s Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man, comes an essential young readers edition aimed at opening a dialogue about systemic racism with our youngest generation. Approaching every awkward, taboo and uncomfortable question with openness and patience, Acho connects his own experience with race and racism to insightful lessons in Black History and Black Culture”.
The (mercifully) last book was titled “Born on the Water” by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renee Watson. The description (wait for it) reads: “The 1619 Project’s lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renee Watson”.
I suspect that, even now, elementary schools are being flooded with “helpful” information concerning the above three books and will even be offered “discount” rates if they order them in bulk. The race hustlers that produced these books know that they can maximize their profits by getting their trash into the schools as soon as possible. And if the schools refuse their largesse? Well, they’re probably a bunch of white supremacists and they will need to be brought into line.
OK, let’s take a moment and think back to what brought us to today. First, it was the universities and rigidly enforced speech codes. Next came the Federal Government and the US Military, followed by private business. Then, as @elephasamericanus informed us last week, even DisneyWorld proudly fell into line.
The dominos have fallen rapidly. Now, the bottom feeders are in the final stages of indoctrinating our children and grandchildren with their insidious theories. Certainly, they have been at work over the past few decades. Now, they are pursuing their final victory. All literature for our young people (including the innocuous Dr. Seuss) is being banished from elementary school libraries to be replaced by more “correct” literature which is typified by the above three pieces of garbage.
I’m not going to argue about what we could have done concerning the decay of our universities, government, and private businesses. However, we can (and must) do something before this trash is allowed into our local schools. In my own case, I have already spoken with board members in my school district and asked them their beliefs about literature that supports Critical Race Theory. Fortunately, in my section of the country, each person I spoke to was adamant in his/her opinion that our local schools have more important subjects to be teaching than this race-hustling swill.
Even more fortunate, many state legislatures are now realizing that CRT is something that needs to be addressed. I noticed that Texas, as usual, is leading the way in this regard as their House passed (Tuesday) a bill that would limit the teaching of Critical Race Theory in state schools. Every state legislature in this country needs to have this brand of courage.
Of course, a person can sit back and do nothing. However, what will your answer be when your child or grandchild comes up to you and asks, “Are we really white supremacists?”Published in