Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling “The Ballad of East and West” is Hardly Racist
Kipling’s “The Ballad of East and West” is Hardly Racist

Last month Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If—” was scrubbed from a mural at Manchester University because students believed that Kipling stood “for the opposite of liberation, empowerment, and human rights.” But his “The Ballad of East and West” can hardly be racism.

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