Six Dr. Seuss Books Dropped From Publishing Over ‘Racist And Insensitive Imagery’
Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published by Dr. Seuss Enterprises because of ‘racist and insensitive imagery’ and the publisher respects the decision and recommendation.
The Associates Press was told by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, “These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”
The six books affected are, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
Last year, the decision was made to end the publication and sales of the six books after months of discussion, the company, founded by Seuss’ family said to AP.
“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,” according to AP.
Millions of American children have been raised with Dr. Seuss books showing positive messages but grown adults criticized the way blacks, Asians and other races are drawn. It is people finding things to be offended about as ‘experts’ who are educators gave their reasons of the books being racist and insensitive.
“And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” it portrays an Asian person wearing and conical hat, holding chopsticks, and eating from a bowl.
AP also noted, “If I Ran the Zoo” shows a drawing of two bare-footed African men wearing grass skirts with their hair tied above their heads.
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