(THE COLLEGE FIX) — A Kansas State University professor wants you to take children’s books “just as seriously” as those written for adults, even when it comes to topics like racism.
English professor Phillip Nel asks the, er, important questions in his book Was the Cat in the Hat Black? which deals with the “hidden racism in children’s books.”
According to The Mercury, Nel argues in the book “that to change children’s literature we have to structurally alter the publishing industry and make commitments to hire more people of color in all phases of the industry.”
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