Friday, January 06, 2006

PC Richard Scarry

Updated versions of Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever have a few changes for the sae of political-correctness. I think it's a nice touch, though I wonder who was in charge of making the decision. I also wasn't very upset at the editing of the photo of the author of Goodnight Moon to exclude his cigarette, but plenty of people were. Am I just a PC-addled liberal, or are these the kinds of things that ought to be available for historical study, but changed to reflect the world we live in? We didn't grow up with the racist Looney Tunes even if they existed. Why do we need Richard Scarry pushing outdated gender roles?

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