The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison<quoted text>
Didn't go looking for it, found a link from a friend. It must bother you that the so called charity of Gates does have quite the agenda attached. So much so I doubt its charity.
"Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife.
A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison's virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing."
We're talking about 11th grade - 17 years old at least. Leave it to the Puritans to completely leap over the themes of a book that's been around for 43 years and instead leer through it for cherry-picked content that gives them a stiffie, the surest barometer that they have found yet another evil they must save the world from.
Right after they finish the book, of course.
Notice also that a major reason that a book published in 1970 has just made the radar of the conservative blogorama.
Yeah, that damn bleeding heart Gates is behind it. It's his "agenda" you know. Can't have them homely black girls thinkin they pretty. Can't have them homely black girls thinkin at all.