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Pippi Longstocking and 6 other supposedly racist children's characters
The spunky orphan joins Papa Smurf, Babar, and an army of Disney characters accused of promoting negative stereotypes
 
Pippi Longstocking and TK other 'racist' children’s characters CC BY: Arwen Abendstern

Books like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have long been banned in many schools and libraries over alleged racism. Could Pippi Longstocking be next? According to one theologian, Astrid Lindgren's classic children's novels about the pig-tailed adventurer feature unsavory "colonial racist stereotypes." Pippi joins a long list of surprising children's characters who have been accused of racism. From Babar to the Smurfs, here's a look:

 

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