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I would like to make you realize that The Little Black Sambo is extremely racist as it portrays a stereotypical view of the Indian society. This book should not be taught to elementary students

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´╗┐Dear Mrs. Crane, I am Shaurya's mother, Manvi, and I would like to make you realize that The Little Black Sambo is extremely racist as it portrays a stereotypical view of the Indian society. This book should not be taught to elementary students because what they learn at this age stays with them throughout their life. I repeatedly say this because this book is thereby subduing his thoughts as well as integrating negative thoughts and stereotypical views of the Indian people. Mrs. Crane, my child was born in England and I would like him to learn about the beauty of India, not the stereotypical view. I do not only speak as an Indian parent but for any parent, I believe that a child should learn about the beauty, elegance and charm of their culture. This book should not even be called literature since it creates the opportunity for children to start being stereotypical and submissive. This book also helps them view life pessimistically through various factors such as its racial discrimination. ...read more.

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This in turn creates an immensely large impact on their brain thereby planting the seeds of thoughts. Now if we do not water this seed then the plant will not grow and instead start to wither. In the same way, this book is a withering plant because there is no enriched material. This book had racial illustrations such as the entire family looked African instead of Indian and the tigers turning into ?Ghi? displayed how ignorant people of India were to believe that statement. Also the clothes that she made them wear were nothing like the clothes that Indians wore, such as the red coat and the blue trousers. Also she made the child look malnourished which just helped people think that people in India were malnourished. The reason that I am concentrating on pictures is that the elementary school kids grasp pictures extremely fast and thus they will think that Indians in general are not fed well as they are, they will also picture Indians to be black and extremely modern. ...read more.

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They will then start to look at the negative side of life by believing that people who are fitting in with the society are eventually not fit to be in the society. Therefore for all these reasons I believe that this book is harming the child?s brain. We can make the change and help people not be stereotypical of one another. People say that we should start young So Mrs. Crane I believe and hope that you find my points valid and I hope that you take this matter into concern because I know that you believe in the welfare and growth of the child?s brain and not the shrinking view of the brain. So please help these children not be stereotypical and we can start by not reading such books to the children that will damage their brain. Also when adding such books to the curriculum, the elementary school teachers should first review the book by themselves and then teach it to the children; considering the pros and cons. I hope that in the future such disgraceful acts will not place. ...read more.

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