stupidest argument I've ever heard.

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Posted by little worm at on January 16, 2001 at 19:26:15:

In Reply to: Salinger - still relevant? posted by jdhighway on January 16, 2001 at 10:40:17:

"Holden Caulfield is a white, privileged male" and therefore 'multicultural' students can't relate to him? So here's our remedy to the problem: replace the book with " "A Yellow Raft in Blue Water," Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club," Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon" and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "100 Years of Solitude,". "

So a spanish student can't identify with Salinger's 'white' character, so let's have him read about Amy Tan's 'asian' character. Am I the only one who sees the absurdity of this? Did Catcher have ANYthing to do about being white and/or affluent?

Is it no wonder that my high school education turned me away from literature? Fortunately, I've made up for it on my own. Unfortunately, I suspect that many others wont.

people fucking baffle me.

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