Cancel culture has come for one of the most celebrated American children’s authors of our time. Yes, it’s true; Dr. Seuss is now considered too controversial in Loudon County, Virginia.
This isn’t the first time that Dr. Seuss has been targeted. In 2017, a Massachusetts elementary school librarian claimed the illustrations in Dr. Seuss’s books were examples of “racist propaganda.”
Mark Steyn spoke out in 2017 on the ridiculous controversy that even involved First Lady Melania Trump:
Who remembers that in schools across America that Dr. Seuss’s birthday is always celebrated as Read Across America Day. This day celebrates reading and literacy. Books by Dr. Seuss have been very impactful in helping children learn to read. The rhyming and whimsical characters have helped children enjoy and learn to read.
Activists from Learning for Justice, a leftist education advocacy group, pressured the Loudon County Schools to drop the annual Dr. Seuss Day.
“Realizing that many schools continue to celebrate ‘Read Across America Day’ in partial recognition of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, it is important for us to be cognizant of research that may challenge our practice in this regard. As we become more culturally responsive and racially conscious, all building leaders should know that in recent years there has been research revealing radical undertones in the books written and the illustrations drawn by Dr. Seuss.
Fox News reports that Learning for Justice follows the far-left agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center. In their opposition to Dr. Seuss, the group cited a study by St. Catherine University that claimed Dr. Seuss’s books are covered with “orientalism, anti-Blackness and White supremacy and characters who were not White the books were “subservient” to White characters.
The leftist activists could use some advice from Dr. Seuss: