http://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com . The thing is that while deliberate prejudice may be obvious, that which stems from benign neglect, can be even more pervasive. For example, I'm sure you know that there are thoughts like this: "Why do we need our own children's books? After all, the children like the American/British books. It's just stories; it doesn't matter. Tchu man, what is all the fuss about... and the Caribbean books are more expensive?"
I am reminded of a little American girl, who after seeing the animated movie, "Pocahontas", was interviewed, and she said she was glad that the girl in the movie had black hair because until then she thought all heroines had to be blonde; and this is important because... yes, she had black hair. Suddenly this little girl's life changed. So I also welcome the more recent animated movie, "The Princes and the Frog", with a black heroine.
So you know already that our children need to be validated in stories. But did you consider that the rest of the world may even need our stories too, to show balance and validation of all? You just never know.