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Dr Seuss

I agree with the librarian - good on her!

Mayor blasts librarian who called Dr. Seuss books 'racist' and 'cliche'

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/mayor-blasts-librarian-who-called-dr-seuss-b...

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

The Massachusetts librarian who said she sees "racist propaganda, caricatures and harmful stereotypes" in Dr. Seuss books looked pretty happy to be dressed as Cat in the Hat in 2015. 

Whoopsie.  What did she compare The Cat in the Hat to again?  Wasn't it "blackface minstrelsy"??

Hint:  this isn't about Dr. Seuss, or Horton hearing a Who.  It's about Melania Trump, and trying to show how out of touch she is.

ygtbk

Dr. Suess has helped millions of children to learn to read. This is completely off the deep end.

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Don't make anymore comments here on babble but here's an exeption. Surprised no one else did a simple search about suess's pro actively racist past???

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~hist32/History/S31%20-%20The%20Dark%20Side%20o...

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/28/living/feat-racist-dr-seuss-drawing/index....

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/kids-use-dr-seuss-week-to-teach-class...

 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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Surprised no one else did a simple search about suess's pro actively racist past???

I think the discussion was about his present.

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Mr. Magoo wrote:

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Surprised no one else did a simple search about suess's pro actively racist past???

I think the discussion was about his present.

ya actually he is presently "six feet under" and for the last quarter century. He died in 1991. I think you meant to say the discussion is about most of his later work in children books and poetry. Or something along those lines? He was also in the military doing propaganda work, so for me he was not only a racist but also a war pig.