Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published because of “racist and insensitive” imagery.
The business that preserves Dr. Seuss’ legacy announced 6 books will no longer be published because they “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”
“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,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises said in a statement to the Associated Press.
“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,” it said.
One book portrayed an Asian character eating food with chopsticks and another book depicted bare-footed African men wearing grass skirts.
The following 6 Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published:
“On Beyond Zebra!”
“Scrambled Eggs Super!”
“The Cat’s Quizzer”
“And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street”
“If I Ran the Zoo”
Last week Loudoun County Public Schools, one of Virginia’s largest school districts, cancelled Dr. Seuss due to “racial overtones.”
Each year on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, schools across the country host “Read Across America Day” in his honor.
However, this year, activists with a liberal group called ‘Learning for Justice’ are pressuring schools to drop the fun celebration. You see, while the right wants to keep children out of politics — the left is obsessed with reaching them as young as possible with their agenda.
Dr. Seuss books weren’t racist when Michelle Obama read them to children.
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— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 2, 2021