If pejorative use of the name 'Sambo' is removed that would be a plus. I'm not familair with the story - from the link it sounds quite a good one - but the name Sambo crops up frequently and the use is derogative.
Since the author wrote it in India and since tigers are Asian, I think they should have nicely re-drawn the character to look Indian. Then, if American blacks complained about their heritage being stolen, we could give in to their demands and change the drawing to show a nice looking African boy, and maybe even make the story about lions instead of tigers.
Controversy is always good in the publishing business. I disagree with many of the assertions in this article. As late as the early 1980's we had a Sambo's Restaurant in Marin County, presumably a progressive liberal stronghold. I remember reading the Sambo story as a young child and thought of it no differently than any other fantastic tale, other than a character clever enough to get his enemies to work against each other and then eat what remained of them. Of course, I also remember going to college and sharing a dorm for several people for whom 'Sambo' was the inoffensive form of 'nigger' in everyday conversation. Quite an eye-opener. Having grown up in Oakland and the south side of Potrero Hill in San Francisco as well as a few almost-all-white neighborhoods in the Bay Area, and idolizing among others Pele, Muhammad Ali, Richard Pryor, Vida Blue, I can't say I understood in concrete terms what racial hatred really was until I saw some up close, which lucky for me came relatively late in my growing up.
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