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The 6 Most Secretly Racist Classic Children’s Books

December 19, 2011

Tintin in the Congo, being carried by Congoids

Now, if only our politicians had as much sense as that dog!

Damn straight!

Here’s my favorite part (from Sherlock Holmes) :

In “The Adventure of the Three Gables,” Holmes pursues a former slave (darkie) named Steve Dixie. When Holmes catches up to Steve, he quickly dismantles him with his trademark analytical inquiry:

“I’ve wanted to meet you for some time,” said Holmes. “I won’t ask you to sit down, for I don’t like the smell of you, but aren’t you Steve Dixie, the bruiser?”

“That’s my name, Masser Holmes, and you’ll get put through it for sure if you give me any lip.”

“It is certainly the last thing you need,” said Holmes, staring at our visitor’s hideous mouth.

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