HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » 6 Dr. Seuss books won't b... » Reply #19

Response to Beacool (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 2, 2021, 01:39 PM

19. re: "Books need to be taken into the historical context of their time"

If you're talking about "literature," yes. Or anything targeted at adults, or even older kids. But Dr. Seuss? And is "an explanation can be given to children that some of the images were stereotypes that are no longer acceptable in today's society" really an approach to take with a kid who is 3 or 4 when you're just trying to entertain them, put them to sleep, or teach them to read? Even if you DID want to explain this to your kids, do you think the right-wing parents in Texas are trying to find ways to explain them to their kids? Or are they just laughing at the silly racial depictions with their kids, passing on the same bigotries they were raised with?

This is not censoring or banning. I think it is a publisher being responsible for acknowledgeing that some of their simple children's books may be doing more harm than good.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 57 replies Author Time Post
packman Mar 2021 OP
Beacool Mar 2021 #1
Miguelito Loveless Mar 2021 #5
Deminpenn Mar 2021 #6
LineLineReply re: "Books need to be taken into the historical context of their time"
thesquanderer Mar 2021 #19
wnylib Mar 2021 #30
TxGuitar Mar 2021 #32
thesquanderer Mar 2021 #38
Martin68 Mar 2021 #25
erpowers Mar 2021 #48
Politicub Mar 2021 #35
moose65 Mar 2021 #49
Beacool Mar 2021 #2
kimbutgar Mar 2021 #3
Miguelito Loveless Mar 2021 #7
kimbutgar Mar 2021 #8
Miguelito Loveless Mar 2021 #9
Martin68 Mar 2021 #27
Martin68 Mar 2021 #52
underpants Mar 2021 #4
edhopper Mar 2021 #16
Silver1 Mar 2021 #28
Silver1 Mar 2021 #26
IronLionZion Mar 2021 #37
Silver1 Mar 2021 #43
IronLionZion Mar 2021 #44
Silver1 Mar 2021 #47
rockfordfile Mar 2021 #57
RevBrotherThomas Mar 2021 #10
Happy Hoosier Mar 2021 #17
Skittles Mar 2021 #55
DashOneBravo Mar 2021 #56
phandancer917 Mar 2021 #11
wnylib Mar 2021 #31
JohnnyRingo Mar 2021 #12
cab67 Mar 2021 #13
ExTex Mar 2021 #14
Happy Hoosier Mar 2021 #21
Lunabell Mar 2021 #22
wnylib Mar 2021 #33
ExTex Mar 2021 #50
wnylib Mar 2021 #51
Devil Child Mar 2021 #15
Amishman Mar 2021 #24
bucolic_frolic Mar 2021 #18
Bayard Mar 2021 #20
Bucky Mar 2021 #41
Liberty Belle Mar 2021 #23
C Moon Mar 2021 #29
TxGuitar Mar 2021 #34
Cozmo Mar 2021 #36
Polybius Mar 2021 #39
Roy Rolling Mar 2021 #40
Bucky Mar 2021 #42
LanternWaste Mar 2021 #45
msfiddlestix Mar 2021 #46
GulfCoast66 Mar 2021 #53
pfitz59 Mar 2021 #54
Please login to view edit histories.