Dr. Seuss Stops Production on Six Books
Dr. Seuss Enterprises will discontinue six books because of racist and insensitive imagery.
As reported by our news partners at KWTX, The move comes following a decision that was made last year from Dr. Seuss Enterprises after feedback suggested that several books had racist undertones.
The six books that will no longer be published include “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!,” and “The Cat’s Quizzer.”
Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement,
“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong, ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families.”
“Dr. Seuss Enterprises listened and took feedback from our audiences including teachers, academics and specialists in the field as part of our review process. We then worked with a panel of experts, including educators, to review our catalog of titles.”
Dr. Seuss has been under fire for the way Black and Asians stereotypes are portrayed in some of his children's books.
The National Education Association has also encouraged a more diverse reading list for children over the last several years.
Dr. Seuss Enterprises has said it is “committed to listening and learning and will continue to review our entire portfolio.”
Of course a move like this gets people talking about cancel culture and being "woke," so how do you feel about the recent moves by Dr. Seuss Enterprises? Let us know in the comments below.