8 Disturbingly Racist Children’s Books Designed to Devalue Black People

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ten little niggers boys

Ten Little Nigger BoysTen Little Nigger Boys‘ was one of several nursery books series that taught white children to count in the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Depicted in the book, caricatures of Black boys are eliminated by a series of events, counting down to the last one.

For example:

“Five little nigger boys made a lion roar;  one got swallowed up, and then there were four.”

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