The leftist attack on American culture — and particularly on enormously popular children’s author Dr. Seuss — continues.
Six books by Theodore Seuss Geisel, the deceased writer’s real name, will no longer be published because of “racist” and “insensitive” imagery, the company that manages the author’s lucrative legacy said on March 2.
“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told The Associated Press in a statement on the late author and illustrator’s birthday.
The books affected 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 claimed the decision to cease publication and sale of the books was made last year after months of discussion, even though Dr. Seuss’s “racist” portrayals hit the news in February after Loudoun County, Va., schools banned the books entirely.
As beloved as Dr. Seuss is around the world for his works, which have promoted values including environmentalism and tolerance, there has been increasing criticism in recent years over the way blacks, Asians and others are drawn in some of his books.
The National Education Association, which founded Read Across America Day in 1998 and deliberately set it on Geisel’s birthday, has for several years de-emphasized Seuss.
In 2017, a school librarian in Cambridge, Mass., criticized a gift of 10 Seuss books from first lady Melania Trump, saying many of his works were “steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.”
That may simply have been yet another example of leftist hate for Trump and his family, however.