I'd argue that this is an accurate depiction of the mentality of many blacks in 2016, let alone 1789—but that might be too complex an idea for children.
Oops, slavery was bad.
Kids book publisher Scholastic belatedly admitted that its children’s story about George Washington’s happy slaves gives “a false impression of...reality.”
The statement came as the publishing giant pulled the book, “A Birthday Cake for George Washington,” after days of criticism.
“The book may give a false impression of the reality of the lives of slaves and therefore should be withdrawn,” the publisher said late Sunday.