Friday, February 17, 2006

Little Black Sambo is back in Japan.

(Note: This post has been self-censored.)
It had been pulled years ago because of foreign protests about its racist connotations--especially "Sambo" which is a racist epithet for black people. The Japanese, who are said to have no racist feelings towards anyone, were truly shocked to hear that the book was considered racist.

Here is an interesting post with more details and analysis:

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