The Left has canceled Dr. Seuss and the company responsible for preserving Theodor Seuss Geisel’s legacy has folded under the pressure.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises has pulled 6 of the children’s books from publication due to them containing “Racist and Insensitive Imagery”.
The affected books 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!
- The Cat’s Quizzler
From PJ Media:
The attack on Dr. Seuss as somehow racist traces back to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a far-left smear factory known for branding mainstream conservative and Christian organizations as “hate groups” and listing them along with the Ku Klux Klan. The SPLC’s education arm, formerly Teaching Tolerance but now known as “Learning for Justice,” issued a report condemning Dr. Seuss books for signs of “Orientalism” and “anti-blackness.” Learning for Justice promotes Marxist critical race theory in public schools.
Loudoun County Public Schools, a Virginia school district known for its leftist tilt, removed Dr. Seuss books from its library shelves last week, ahead of the week celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. (LCPS has also adopted SPLC curriculum in its elementary schools.)
Fitting the theme of Marxist critical race theory — which teaches that hidden “structural racism” permeates American society, a society that must be deconstructed and upended — Learning for Justice claimed that the characters in Dr. Seuss books were “virtually 100 percent white,” save for a small minority of people of color. Of the 2,240 human characters in the books, only 45 characters appeared to be racial minorities, and “43 exhibited behaviors and appearances that align with harmful and stereotypical Orientalist tropes.”
Interestingly but unsurprisingly many have taken this as an opportunity to make a quick buck.
Dr. Seuss book have seen their prices skyrocket following some of the tittles get pulled. Some of the books that have been put up at a massive upcharge are still available at a standard price in stores and online.