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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 01:05 PM

11. In the same way we frame the founding fathers....

...we need to frame these people as well.

George Washington was a good leader and statesmen - he was also a slave owner and a racist product of his times

Same with Dr. Suess and Walt Disney and a HOST of others across the world that presented images and ideas that were common at the time, but offensive in hindsight.

This is NOT cancel culture -- but our society GROWING THE FUCK UP and realizing there is good with bad.

I will say that I do not support the deification of literature - just because it was popular/required 50 years ago does not mean we HAVE to keep teaching it -- literature is used to teach culture/language/social values etc -- there is PLENTY Of newer lit that portrays this more accurately and relatable to the next generation.

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