What’s happening with Dr. Seuss?

This morning when I opened Twitter I read multiple articles from different sources about Dr. Seuss. What’s being reported is that several of his works will no longer be published because “they portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong”.

One might think this is just cancel culture at its best, but this is coming directly from the company responsible for his catalog of work. This isn’t the internet or the media. The decision is a good one, but one must wonder why Dr. Seuss is so revered at all when you look at his work prior to becoming the household name we all know. Spoiler alert: it isn’t pretty.

This is a decision that should be applauded, but of course that won’t happen from everyone. What do you think?

7 thoughts on “What’s happening with Dr. Seuss?

  1. I agree. The decision is a good one. If these were meant for adults, we might contextualize and simply move on, but does it really make sense to include racist imagery in books aimed at introducing children to some of the most basic lessons of life? Better to set these volumes aside.

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