A Critique of Little Black Sambo and “Chikiburo Sambo”

by Robert Moorehead

A Japanese university student discusses her objections to “Little Black Sambo” as well as the Japanese version, “chibikuro sambo.” To put the shoe on the other foot, she presents an online parody of the children’s book, entitled “Little Yellow Jap,” so that her Japanese audience can better understand how the book is offensive.

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