Lessons from problematic things.

/Lessons from problematic things.

On the one hand this article is supposedly about a finding that child fans of Harry Potter are more likely to be tolerant of “immigrants and gays”. On the other had, the article actually uses not just the phrase “immigrants and gays”, but also, amongst other things, refers to elves and goblins as “sub-human” in the same paragraph it compares them to “blacks in apartheid South Africa”.

So… yeah.

Oh, and apparently the correlation only holds for readers who identify with Harry himself, so I guess that rules me out (I always thought he was a boorish, entitled little rich kid twit).

2017-07-05T14:53:04+00:0016th September, 2014|Tags: books, culture|Comments Off on Lessons from problematic things.