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Black is Brown is Tan

children's book - cover image - Black is Brown is Tan

An interracial family does things families do, while readers focus 'admiringly' on the color blending.

Brief Review

The book's verse focuses on skin color: Mom is "a tasty tan and coffee pumpkin pie / with dark brown eyes and almond ears" . The book offers no suggestion as to color being relevant or irrelevant to human judgment, nonetheless its focus on color makes color more of an issue rather than less. If racism is incorrect, why focus on a family's 'color', why make it important? Was Black is Brown is Tan given its literary award to promote a politically correct agenda, rather than for its merit, in the manner of affirmative action programs?