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From National Review:

Meet the Woke Activists behind the Roald Dahl Book Purge

By CAROLINE DOWNEY
February 22, 2023 12:42 PM

… The ambassadors and sensitivity readers report to a small group of full-time Inclusive Minds staffers. Former senior staffer Jo Ross-Barrett, who describes herself as a “non-binary, asexual, polyamorous relationship anarchist who is on the autism spectrum,” was almost certainly instrumental in the Dahl project. …

While previously serving in an ambassador role, Ross-Barrett worked on “LGBTQIA+ inclusivity in sexual education content, portrayals of trans characters in fiction and autistic people in fiction and non-fiction about neurodiversity.” Ross-Barrett now works as an independent DEI consultant.

And some other “spiteful mutants” (to use Ed Dutton’s phrase) at this sensitivity reader shop:

Gift Ajimokun, who says she is black, queer, and “neurodiverse,” has been a sensitivity reader and inclusion consultant for Inclusive Minds since 2020. She has worked for Penguin Random House U.K., of which Puffin is a subsidiary, where she founded an “internal community for people of colour in Penguin Random House which aims to promote the voices of staff of colour as well as our authors.”

Her resume also includes a stint at HANX, which describes itself as producing women-focused, environmentally friendly condoms and sexual-education commentary.

Sarah Mehrali—a current ambassador for Inclusive Minds, according to LinkedIn—complained in a blog post on the organization’s website that her Muslim culture was never represented in the books she enjoyed as a child.

“I read the glorious The Secret Garden books by C. S. Lewis and Enid Blyton’s Famous Five Adventures. I became lost in these magical worlds but learnt that people of colour don’t go on adventures,” she wrote. (In fact, Frances Hodgson Burnett, not Lewis, is the author of the novel The Secret Garden.)

Lois Brookes, who worked as an ambassador in 2020—the latest year of ambassadors listed on the Inclusive Minds website—touted her “very intersectional identity and background” in her company bio, listing her sexual orientation (lesbian) her ethnic and religious attachments (Jewish, Romani Gypsy), and her psychological disorders (depression and anxiety).

Also on the 2020 roster was Jay Hulme, a transgender male poet, and Sascha, a queer, trans, and intersex individual who worked for a charity for trans people in the U.K.

In the 21st century, losers like these have the upper hand over great men like Roald Dahl—a creative genius writer, WWII fighter ace, inventor of a medical device to save his child’s life, and husband of a movie star—precisely because Dahl was a winner.

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