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thedorkygirl 27th-Jan-2013 12:47 pm (UTC)
I see your argument and the author's here, especially as I grew up reading a LOT of turn of the century children's novels. Racism is a difficult subject, especially when you think about how Mary Lennox referred to the "natives" in India.

Ultimately, I do not think later editions need to have that language included. We can preserve the original if it is so important to us, and perhaps we ought to, but we don't need to expose impressionable minds to the language and expect that parents, teachers, etc, will be able to adequately explain how it is wrong.
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