Dr. Seuss Falls Victim to Cancel Culture

On early Tuesday morning, it was announced that six Dr. Seuss books, including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran to the Zoo”, because of, yes, you guessed it, “racist and insensitive imagery.” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told the Associated Press ironically on the late authors birthday that “These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” they went on. “Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families.” Other books on their way to the chopping block are “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.” The decision to cease the publication and sales of the books was made last year after months of debate by the company. They said “Dr. Seuss Enterprises listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academics and specialists in the field as part of our review process. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles.” Born Theodor Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904. His books have been translated into dozens of languages as well as in braille and are sold in more than 100 countries, and his books are used in education. He died in 1991.   Forbes listed Dr. Seuss at No. 2 on its highest-paid dead celebrities of 2020, putting him behind of the late pop star Michael Jackson. Earning an estimated $33 million before taxes in 2020, up from just $9.5 million five years ago, the company said.
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  The National Education Association, which founded Read Across America Day in 1998 and deliberately aligned it with Geisel’s birthday, has for several year deemphasized Seuss and encouraged a more diverse reading list for children.   School districts across the country have now started to move away from Dr. Seus, prompting Loudoun County, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., to douse rumors last month that they were banning the books entirely.   In a statement by the school district they said “Research in recent years has revealed strong racial undertones in many books written/illustrated by Dr. Seuss.”   In 2017, a school librarian in Cambridge, Massachusetts, criticized a gift of ten Dr. Seuss books by former first lady Melania Trump, saying that many of his works were “steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.”   Dr. Seuss joins the list of people like Kermit the Frog, and Mr. Potato Head to have fallen victim to cancel culture.
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Carolyn

” Green Eggs and Ham”? Does it offend Jews?

Rosie46

Time to buy his books. My daughters grew up with these books. They are amazing and NOT racist.

Matt

Why Americans put up with this crap is beyond anything. Start CANCELING THE LEFT.
Cancel the movie BKACK PANTHER for black supremacy. Cancel Martin Luther King. After all, they say he had proven affairs while married. DEMAND that street names be changed. Go to the state that has the statue of Barack Obama and tear the statue down. You too, can do what they do. Or you can sit back on your fat ass and “take it” from them.
Which is it??????

Miss Maggie

the left & many leftists/academics have gone completely insane,

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