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ERIC Number: ED001949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Feb
Pages: 4
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THE AMERICAN NEGRO IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.
WALTON, JEANNE
LITERATURE AND ATTITUDES IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS PERPETUATE PREJUDICE AGAINST NEGRO CHILDREN. A RACIST SOCIETY EXISTS IN THE U.S. ONLY WHEN THIS FACT IS RECOGNIZED CAN THE PROBLEM BE RESOLVED. LITERATURE DEALING WITH NEGROES FALLS PREDOMINANTLY INTO THREE CATEGORIES--(1) STORIES ABOUT FAMOUS NEGROES, (2) STORIES OF SEGREGATED NEGRO LIFE, OFTEN "QUAINT" AND "HUMOROUS," AND (3) STORIES STRESSING BROTHERHOOD, OFTEN AVOIDING THE OBJECTIVE FACTS OF PREJUDICE, DISCRIMINATION, AND SEGREGATION. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT READERS AND TEXTBOOKS DEPICTING REAL INTERRACIAL SITUATIONS AND FICTION DEPICTING ACTUAL PROBLEMS REALISTICALLY BE USED. THE TEACHER NEEDS TO ACCEPT WHATEVER CHILDREN EXPRESS, BUT SHE CANNOT BE DETACHED OR UNCOMMITTED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY DEALING WITH RACIAL AWARENESS, WAYS OF HANDLING PREJUDICE, AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF TEACHERS AND PARENTS IS INCLUDED. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM THE "ELIOT-PEARSON SCHOOL NEWS," FEBRUARY, 1964.
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