Saturday, January 15, 2011
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is racist
If You Give A Mouse a Cookie was quite possibly one of the most offensive, anti-Mexican books I read when I was a kid. I mean, think about it. You have an overalls-clad mouse that looks suspiciously like Speedy Gonzales that just shows up one day. You welcome him with a proper all-American snack and then he starts demanding stuff. Hell, he even engages in some housecleaning. Oh, and then he's just gotta have a siesta. He wakes up and starts engaging in his own cultural activities and then demands that you recognize them at your expense. Finally, he demands more food and the cycle continues forever and forever.