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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 11:43 AM

6 Dr. Seuss books won't be published anymore because they portray people in 'hurtful and wrong' ways [View all]

Source: CNN


Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published because they "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong," the business that preserves the author's legacy said.
.. Some of Dr. Seuss's books that include stereotypical, offensive depictions of East Asian characters and Black characters will no longer be published. Courtesy Penguin Random House Some of Dr. Seuss's books that include stereotypical, offensive depictions of East Asian characters and Black characters will no longer be published.

The titles 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 Quizzer"

...
But Dr. Seuss had a long history of publishing racist and anti-Semitic work, spanning back to the 1920s when he was a student at Dartmouth College. There, Dr. Seuss once drew Black boxers as gorillas and perpetuated Jewish stereotypes by portraying Jewish characters as financially stingy, according to a study published in the journal "Research on Diversity in Youth Literature."

That study, published in 2019, examined 50 books by Dr. Seuss and found 43 out of the 45 characters of color have "characteristics aligning with the definition of Orientalism," or the stereotypical, offensive portrayal of Asia. The two "African" characters, the study says, both have anti-Black characteristics.

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