Here in the US we have gone batcrap crazy labeling this person or that a racist….especially some of our historic figures…..Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams and on and on…….
But I read that in the UK some are trying to label Charles Dickens, one of their greatest novelists, as a some sort of racist.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was one of the greatest novelists of the 19th century and a world-historical literary and cultural figure. In the English language, he is perhaps second only to William Shakespeare in enduring significance and popularity.
His imperishable works include The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend and, of course, the novella that introduced the reading public to Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol.
In late June, the Dickens House Museum in Broadstairs, in East Kent, England, was vandalized by an individual who sprayed “Dickens Racist” on the building. The perpetrator, Ian Driver, is a former Green Party councillor.
Unrepentant, Driver subsequently indicated he targeted the museum because it represented “the deep-rooted institutional racism of Broadstairs Town and Thanet District councils.” In a statement, he deplored the celebration of “genocidal racists such as Charles Dickens and King Leopold of Belgium.”
If there are any UK residents that know more about this report…please share for us…..
I cannot see the necessity for this…..does that matter toward his genius in writing?
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”