A Critical Analysis of Racial Bias in Children's Literature Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

A Critical Analysis of Racial Bias in Children's Literature
Suggests that four famous children's texts are racially biased against African-Americans.
# 32630 | 1,900 words | 6 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 20, 2003 in African-American Studies (General) , Literature (American) , Literature (Children)


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The four texts to be discussed here - "Ben's Trumpet", "The Slave Dancer", "Sounder", and "Huckleberry Finn" - are all well-known works of children's literature, and all have been challenged on the grounds of racial bias against African-Americans. All focus to a great degree on the lives and experiences of African-Americans in the United States from the slavery era of the 18th and 19th centuries, into the segregationist era of the 20th century. Given the nature of this focus, it is clear that questions of gender must be secondary in this analysis, much as they are secondary in the texts themselves.

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