Cambridge University archive slaps 'trigger warnings' on classic children's books
Classic children’s books held in a Cambridge University archive are to be labelled with ‘trigger warnings’ for ‘harmful content relating to slavery, colonialism and racism’.
The project is being paid for by a £80,633 grant from the taxpayer-funded UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Researchers are reviewing more than 10,000 books and magazines to expose authors who have been ‘offensive to historically enslaved, colonised or denigrated people’.
Offending authors include Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote Little House On The Prairie, for her ‘stereotypical depictions of Native Americans’.
Another is Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel, author of the Dr Seuss books, for ‘overt blackface’ and cultural insensitivities.
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