How many of these did you read as a child?
Six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published because they contain racist and insensitive imagery, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the business that preserves and protects the late author's legacy, said yesterday (March 2nd). The 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!; and The Cat’s Quizzer. The company founded by Seuss' family told AP the decision was made last year after months of discussion. Among the objectionable images are drawings of two bare-foot African men wearing grass skirts with their hair tied above their heads inIf I Ran the Zoo, and an Asian person wearing a conical hat, holding chopsticks and eating from a bowl in And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Dr. Seuss is a beloved children's author, but there's been criticism in recent years over the way Blacks, Asians and others are drawn in some of his books.
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