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Dr. Seuss Books are Racist

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posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko


I have oft een those on the Right of the Political midpoint find whatever they need to in it to either denigrate their opponents or promote their current cause du jour, those on the Left (imh experience) tend to be more progressive and agnostic or downright atheist. These blurred lines between right and left are starting to feel a bit Mandela effect-y...




posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:52 PM
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So included in his cast of characters are the sneeches, bird likepeople that are a place holder for humans and teach about racism as some have stars on their bellies and some do not, an elephant, cat, ants, and many other ANIMALS, and also an empty pair of pants, just to point out a few. If somehow teachers think that Dr. Suess books will make kids racist those teachers are £[_]€《!||& lazy and too scared to talk about the subject matter.

The man lived through anti-German sentiment during world war 1 as a child in the US. Will you blame a child for a war? Will you take a man's life's work run it through the wringer just because he came from a time where he was one of the only people trying to talk to children about racism?

He was a man, he was flawed, where the flaws come from who would know?

If we see his books being used in racist groups to indoctrineate children lets take a look, but whomever is interpreting his work as racist I think must truly take a look in the mirror and find out why their world is so flawed they must target something responsible for about 0% of all racism.

Let's be better people, but realize if we burn our past we will lose our way.



posted on Mar, 18 2019 @ 09:23 PM
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Books never specify skin color unless it is relevant to a story, not to mention most creatures were furries anyhow.

When you speak about art, it is not racist either, it is a cost saving. To add for skin tones for a book print would costs more publishers money. Leaving them blank does not specify if characters are white, but ambiguous.

Please note that as a straight white male my post is likely to be irrelevant.



 
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