6 Books by Seuss Going Vamoose – Racial Sensitivity Flag-of-Truce or On-the-Loose Cancel-Culture Abuse?
Do you support pulling Dr. Seuss books for 'hurtful and wrong' images?
by Causes | 3.2.21
What's the story?
- Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to racist and insensitive imagery.
- The discontinued titles are: “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” “The Cat’s Quizzer,” “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” and “If I Ran the Zoo.”
Why are they being pulled?
- “These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement.
“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,” it said.
- In “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” an Asian person is portrayed like this:
- “If I Ran the Zoo” includes this drawing:
- “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,” the company, which was founded by Seuss' family, told AP.
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