.the problem with the sneetches that people have is that it oversimplifies race issues. i don’t think that’s a really big problem for little kids but if adults still think it’s that simple ... they need to progress beyond blue sticker reading level.
The book actually better addresses shallow classism. The stars were fish status, enhancing economic tribalism.
sneetches aren’t being cancelled though.
Depends who you ask. But I understand you meant the printing.
dr Seuss is a great author and while he has made some pretty insensitive remarks and cartoons in his early days he is on the whole very anti racist and you can see evidence of him growing and learning if you look at his timeline.
i think he’d probably be very sorry if he knew that his words were causing offence years after his death
People need to be less offended at everything, bottom line. Or just take it all the way, and stop using labels of erasure like Asian, black, white, and others, which fail to respect the massively differentiated subgroups. We need thousands of labels to really be all-the-way sincere and respectful.
I seriously doubt the Japanese feel Asian is a kind representation when Chinese are also called the same thing but are massively different in politics history and appearance.
Or we need just one label that recognizes how we are all One in everything that matters. I like “We The People” but that sounds pretty American when I say it...
whether he meant to insult anyone or not. maybe kid’s shouldn’t be exposed to this list of six books until they’re older and can understand that they’re a piece of history. i think running them out of print sends the wrong message and will actually drive up the value of these books.
I love your money point.
I don’t read the Bible cover-to-cover to my kids, for the exact reason you state, but I do quote a passage here and there. It’s pretty rated X but shouldn’t be cancelled.
Parental discretion may be wise for all reading material. Because you never know...
so no i don’t think they should erase this bit of history just maybe keep it out of very young children’s classrooms
Teachers want to keep young children out of classrooms, period, if you listen to some school boards.
We’re “reimagining” everything, after all.