“Racism spans across the entire Seuss collection,” scholars write in a new study
By SAM GILLETTE
February 28, 2019 09:58 PM
As Dr. Seuss’ birthday approaches on March 2, a new study argues that many of the author’s classic children’s books are racist and problematic — and only two percent of his characters represent people of color.
“[This study reveals] how racism spans across the entire Seuss collection, while debunking myths about how books like Horton Hears a Who! and The Sneetches can be used to promote tolerance, anti-bias, or anti-racism,” Katie Ishizuka and Ramón Stephens write in their February 2019 report, “The Cat is Out of the Bag: Orientalism, AntiBlackness, and White Supremacy in Dr. Seuss’ s Children’s Books,” [PDF] as part of St. Catherine University’s Research on Diversity in Youth Literature.
iSteve commenter Tyrone observes:
In the future every straight white male will have 15 minutes of shame.
What year will they come for Mr. Rogers?