This book was banned because of the title, the two words "Black" and "Beauty" apparently were not appropriate to South Africa's racial government. They believed that the title was prejudice against African American people. "My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my friends under the apple trees." This quote from the book caught this governments attention the most for reasons unknown.
Summary of Black Beauty
Black Beauty is about the life of a handsome black horse. Black Beauty’s life story is full of ups, downs, horrible grooms, gentle masters, and amazing friends. The story starts with his first home and ends with his last. In the adventure in between we see his hardships and his luck. We see an ancient world through the eyes of a gentle stallion. We see the viciousness of the world around Beauty, and all the good people can bring if they go against it. Beauty learns to be a loyal companion. Even when his masters mistreat him; Beauty somehow finds a someplace in his heart to forgive them.
could you find any racism?
In the story Black Beauty, South Africa's Racial Government found racism in the title. The story of a horse's life story comes off as a threat to the people of South Africa. Not everyone believes that this is true about the book. In fact, many people see it as an inspiration. If you can find anything racist in this book...go away...