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    Dr. Seuss

    Does anyone really believe that Dr. Seuss was a racist?

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    I believe his works are representative of the time in which he lived. I doubt anyone back then really thought he was a racist, probably quite the opposite. That said, I think it's probably best that we remove the more questionable works from the canon of children's books.

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    He was actually very progressive in his views about ham color.

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    Conservative brains are fucking weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiffTannen View Post
    I believe his works are representative of the time in which he lived. I doubt anyone back then really thought he was a racist, probably quite the opposite. That said, I think it's probably best that we remove the more questionable works from the canon of children's books.
    nothing more needs to be said

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    Dr. Seuss was a staple for my kids when they were young. They had his entire library and read them most every night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuiceCrewAllStar View Post
    nothing more needs to be said
    So kids can turn on TV in the middle of the afternoon and see every bizarre shit imaginable and it's preferable to cancel Dr. Seuss?

    Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeacsPop View Post
    Does anyone really believe that Dr. Seuss was a racist?
    At one point of his life his work definitely exhibited racism. It also appears that at some point he made a concerted effort to be better and devote himself to kids books with messages of inclusivity.

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    Whatís next, Walt Disney?

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    Dr Suess hasnít been cancelled. 6 books out of his catalog of over 60 publications wonít be produced anymore. Similar to Disney not producing Song the South.

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    Ibram Kendiís book helped me start to think outside the binary of a person being racist or not racist. Historically, there have been segregationists, assimilationists, and anti-racists. We are all capable of holding racist beliefs or perpetuating racist ideas. Many proponents of the abolition of slavery held racist beliefs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHBDemon View Post
    Ibram Kendiís book helped me start to think outside the binary of a person being racist or not racist. Historically, there have been segregationists, assimilationists, and anti-racists. We are all capable of holding racist beliefs or perpetuating racist ideas. Many proponents of the abolition of slavery held racist beliefs.
    +1 moving from a person bring a racist or not to thinking about racist ideas, actions, products, and policies helps move the conversation forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeacsPop View Post
    So kids can turn on TV in the middle of the afternoon and see every bizarre shit imaginable and it's preferable to cancel Dr. Seuss?

    Wow.
    Seems like you moved the goalposts there a little bit.

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    We are all such fucking pussies.

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    Pretty sure Dr. Seuss was cancelled 4 years ago when his Asian character was deemed racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHBDemon View Post
    Whatís next, Walt Disney?
    Thatís last weekís cancellation. Keep up.

    Quote Originally Posted by IamThunderbolt View Post
    Dr Suess hasnít been cancelled. 6 books out of his catalog of over 60 publications wonít be produced anymore. Similar to Disney not producing Song the South.
    Yep. And putting warnings on Peter Pan and other films with racist caricatures to contextualize them.

    Quote Originally Posted by MHBDemon View Post
    Ibram Kendiís book helped me start to think outside the binary of a person being racist or not racist. Historically, there have been segregationists, assimilationists, and anti-racists. We are all capable of holding racist beliefs or perpetuating racist ideas. Many proponents of the abolition of slavery held racist beliefs.
    Sure. Doesnít mean we need to publish and celebrate those beliefs.

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    I am fine with filtering out the racist content of Suessí catalog. But at the same time Iíll add the The Sneetches story was a really great way to introduce my young children to the concept of racism when they were very young and gave me the opportunity begin anti-racist teaching at a young age. I donít know much about Seuss personally but either his thinking evolved from the 1930s when he wrote the books now discontinued to the early 60s when he published the Sneetches, or he compartmentalized his distain for Japanese and Jewish people from racism in general.
    Birds are real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamThunderbolt View Post
    Dr Suess hasnít been cancelled. 6 books out of his catalog of over 60 publications wonít be produced anymore. Similar to Disney not producing Song the South.
    I've never heard of any of those six books.

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    An article from 2012:

    Before Dr. Seuss Was Famous He Drew These Sad, Racist Ads

    https://www.businessinsider.com/befo...ist-ads-2012-3

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    If youíre on the same side as Trump Jr, Jim Jordan and Madison Cawthorn youíre on the wrong side

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