Race Hustlers Have a Reading List for your Children and Grandchildren

 

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?”

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  1. Henry Castaigne Member
    Henry Castaigne
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    Welp. I support book burning now. I was not expecting that I would feel that way today. 

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  2. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Why do you think I wrote this post?           https://ricochet.com/955274/washington-state-parents-its-time-to-pull-your-kids-out-of-public-schools/

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  3. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Why do you think I wrote this post? https://ricochet.com/955274/washington-state-parents-its-time-to-pull-your-kids-out-of-public-schools/

    Point taken.

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  4. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    @RushBabe49

    I did a post on my own blog about the horrible “feminist” books ostensibly written for children.  Maybe it’s time to do another one, citing those awful pieces of leftist, racist propaganda.  I got that same newsletter, and I deleted like I always do.

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  5. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    I did a post on my own blog about the horrible “feminist” books ostensibly written for children. Maybe it’s time to do another one, citing those awful pieces of leftist, racist propaganda. I got that same newsletter, and I deleted like I always do.

    Yeah, they’ve come a long way since “Heather has Two Mommies”.  And I’m not saying in a good way.

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  6. Charlotte Member
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    CACrabtree: However, we can (and must) do something before this trash is allowed into our local schools.

    I’m not sure about your local public schools (although I suspect you’re too late), but I can assure you that CRT and its myriad offshoots and equivalents for other aggrieved identity groups has completely taken over your local public library. 

    Here’s the home page of the Fairfax County (Virginia) Public Library catalog (FCPL is my employer). There are ten “carousels”; ie, rotating recommendations highlighting various parts of the collection. These carousels are selected by a committee of library staff and switched out every couple of weeks based on time of year/holidays, what’s in the news, etc. By my count, only three of the ten are (mostly) free of leftism. Even “Honoring Moms Everywhere” is full of feminist and related BS. There have been many times when it’s zero out of ten.

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  7. Charlotte Member
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    The target audience is not just school-aged children. In the collection at my very small local branch, conscientious parents can find the following board book titles (board books are sturdy cardboard books intended for infants and toddlers):

    Antiracist Baby

    “C” Is For Consent

    My First Book of Feminism (for Boys)

    Love Makes a Family

    Rainbow – A First Book of Pride

    Sorry not to include links. They are all Google-able and/or available on Amazon.

    If you’re not too depressed already, let me know and I’ll list some choice titles from our children’s picture book collection (recommended for ages 2-7).

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  8. Jimmy Carter Member
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    I’ve about had My fill of Parents bitching about what’s taught in public schools.

    There are millions of Mexicans crossing, walking, hundreds of miles of desert carrying everything They own, including Their children, for a better Life for Them and Their Family.

    Parents in America? Deciding: Move? Attend a meeting? or type a complaint on My computer? Hmm. I think I’ll type a complaint, because the government is responsible for raising My children. And I can’t move now, I got a nail appointment Tuesday. 

     

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  9. Charlotte Member
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    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I’ve about had My fill of Parents bitching about what’s taught in public schools.

    Is it ok if I continue bitching since I don’t have any children? :-)

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  10. Kozak Member
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    I ordered about 20 of the “American heritage Junior Library” books  used off of Amazon for my grandson. Books I loved growing up.

    Published in the 60’s and early 70’s, pre woke with good writing and great illustrations about such topics as 

    Thomas Jefferson

    Andrew Jackson

    George Washington

    Discoverers of the New World.

    The Alamo

    Battle of Yorktown

    The Civil War

    etc etc etc.

    I can’t wait to read them to/with him.

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  11. Stad Coolidge
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    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    I’ve about had My fill of Parents bitching about what’s taught in public schools.

    Is it ok if I continue bitching since I don’t have any children? :-)

    Go right ahead.  I bitched about local public schools before we had kids, while they were in private school, while they were in public school, and even now after they’ve graduated.  Your tax dollars are being used, so you have every right to be concerned about how they’re spent . . .

    You have skin in the game . . .

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  12. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    I ordered about 20 of the “American heritage Junior Library” books used off of Amazon for my grandson. Books I loved growing up.

    Published in the 60’s and early 70’s, pre woke with good writing and great illustrations about such topics as

    Thomas Jefferson

    Andrew Jackson

    George Washington

    Discoverers of the New World.

    The Alamo

    Battle of Yorktown

    The Civil War

    etc etc etc.

    I can’t wait to read them to/with him.

    Outstanding!  He’s lucky to have you for a grandfather.

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  13. TBA Coolidge
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    I ordered about 20 of the “American heritage Junior Library” books used off of Amazon for my grandson. Books I loved growing up.

    Published in the 60’s and early 70’s, pre woke with good writing and great illustrations about such topics as

    Thomas Jefferson

    Andrew Jackson

    George Washington

    Discoverers of the New World.

    The Alamo

    Battle of Yorktown

    The Civil War

    etc etc etc.

    I can’t wait to read them to/with him.

    ~calls the Bechdel Police~ 

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  14. The Scarecrow Thatcher
    The Scarecrow
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    Since all this “consciousness-raising” is obviously not working – everyone is conscious and nothing is better – why not try the opposite: refuse to talk about it. Never mention racism to children. If they ask about it, just smile and say that it was a silly thing people used to do, but now we all just mind our own business and get along with each other.

    Both Thomas Sowell and Morgan Freeman had this same idea. (“Stop helping us.”)

    It’s too late for us, but how much better would race relations be for the next generation if we all agreed to stop talking about it. Stop mentioning it. If someone brings it up, change the subject with a smile and move on.

    You get more of what you feed.  Stop feeding this stuff.

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