The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education has produced a government-funded report on literature for children in the UK.
In the new report, the CLPE states that just four per cent of books published for children last year featured non-white lead characters, despite a third of primary school pupils in England coming from an ethnic minority background.
Is nothing sacred? The pandering never ends. One minute we’re told race isn’t important, then we’re told race doesn’t exist, and then we’re told that we need to pander to people based on their race and thus, race is important again.
This really shows us how insatiable the Left can be. Well, actually, just how insatiable the Left is. Let me be clear about this: I don’t believe this is the thinking of a minority on the Left. This is mainstream opinion, and authors are now being told buy researchers that they should rethink their characters and start placing non-white personalities in leading, "central" roles.
So, does this really make that much difference? I mean, first off, let’s be honest and say that Britain has long been a majority white country and still is a majority white country. The people who created this society and civilisation have been, by and large, white.
That doesn’t mean I don’t think non-white people can be British. Of course I do. But it is a fact that the native people of this country happen to be white and the non-white population are descendants of immigrants who have, on the most part, arrived in the last century.
So here we are, presented with a population shift placed on us by our politicians, and now we’re told we need to bend over backwards and change everything about our lives to suit the needs of new arrivals.
I’m sorry, but I’m just not having it.
If we are to become truly able to look past race, it shouldn’t be an issue that a majority-white nation produced a majority of children’s books featuring white kids. I’d expect a majority of Indian children’s books to feature Indian children.
That’s how the world works — and in all honesty, I doubt very much that non-white families are lying awake at night, concerned that Christopher Robin is a little white boy instead of a Pakistani girl in a hijab.
The news of this report comes on the same day that MPs have announced that MI6 is too white.
You couldn’t make this up.