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    in Der Spiegel, this has been a big debate in Germany lately, and it's about time. Hard to believe that it took so long in such an otherwise progressive country. I grew up with all those racist children's books the author of the article discusses, and as she says...

    These books are not only read aloud to children, they are also read by children themselves, without anyone there to help them make sense of what they read. And the things children pick up from their reading, they bring with them into the classroom -- classrooms where their fellow students might have parents who come from Ghana or Pakistan.
    it just goes to show that the U.S. does not hold a monopoly on racism, it's just that it manifests in different ways.

    You don’t want to be victimized by your lesser talents. - Gary Snyder

    by citisven on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 10:39:12 PM PST

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