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.

Random House Children Books, Dr. Seuss’ publisher, issued a brief statement Tuesday: “We respect the decision of Dr. Seuss Enterprises (DSE) and the work of the panel that reviewed this content last year, and their recommendation.”

Biden did mention Dr. Seuss from Read Across America Day as the accusations of ‘racial undertones’ have been making headlines. Both former President Donald Trump and Barack Obama mentioned Dr. Seuss.

Biden noted in his Read Across America Day that, “for many Americans, the path to literacy begins with story time in their school classrooms,” USA Today reported.

Looking through Twitter you’ll find many Americans regardless of race celebrating Dr. Seuss and Read Across America. There are countless posts from all people celebrating and Biden not mentioning Dr. Seuss now is just plain stupid.

Errol Webber, a candidate for Governor of California asked, “Why wasn’t Dr. Seuss racist when Michelle Obama invited him to the White House?”

Not everyone on the left has decided to ignore Dr. Seuss, CNN’s Jake Tapper posted, “Happy Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!”

Former Nevada State GOP Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian posted, “Dr. Seuss books will remain in our home and classroom. We will read them in a box. We will read them with a fox. We will read them in a house. We will read them with a mouse. We will read them here and there. Say! We will read them anywhere!”

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