Biden scrubs Seuss from reading event honoring famed children’s author amid claims of racism

Many on the right have been increasingly complaining about the so-called “cancel culture” that has led to effectively silencing the views of certain individuals and entities deemed offensive.

In the latest development, President Joe Biden is facing criticism for omitting the mention of famed children’s author Dr. Seuss from the annual “Read Across America” proclamation this week.

“A love for reading”

Progressives have called for the writer’s books to be scrapped over allegations of racist undertones in his work.

The yearly reading celebration has historically been held on March 2 — Dr. Seuss’ birthday — in large part to honor the legendary author.

Former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump both spoke of the author, whose birth name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, in their own proclamations regarding the annual reading celebration.

In his 2015 proclamation, Obama credited Seuss for sparking “a love for reading in generations of students,” adding that the author’s “whimsical wordplay and curious characters inspire children to dream big and remind readers of all ages that ‘a person’s a person no matter how small.'”

Three years later, Trump encouraged Americans to “always remember the still-vibrant words of Dr. Seuss: ‘You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

“Hurtful and wrong”

The two most recent first ladies also celebrated Seuss, including as part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move, Let’s Read!” initiative and Melania Trump’s visit to a hospital where she read his books to sick children.

Nevertheless, the Southern Poverty Law Center is now using its “Learning for Justice” program as a way to shed light on the supposed racist stereotypes used across Seuss’ entire canon, arguing that it needs to be either sidelined completely or counteracted by teachers who explain the problematic themes in his books.

The growing backlash has even reached the organization that manages the publication of the late author’s books.

In a statement from Dr. Seuss Enterprises on Tuesday, the group confirmed that six of his books would no longer be published because they “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong.”

Applying 2021 standards to children’s books first published many decades ago is a symptom of the problem many Americans identify as cancel culture. Instead of using an accurate record of history to demonstrate how much things have improved for all Americans, the progressive ideology seeks to erase our heritage just because perceptions have changed.

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  2. I would like to know the exact reasons for objecting to these books. Show me what is wrong with them.

      1. They will be bringing in muslim & hispanic children’s books, along with Russian and chinese propaganda……..DEMS/RINOS want the children of today, brought up loving chaos, looting, burning, & killing.

  3. He need to be removed from office along with Pelosi and Schumer these people are destroying America why are they allowed set do this

  4. What needs to be “removed” are the FRAUDULENTLY “elected” pair of communist chinese bought and owned , FRAUDS infesting OUR White House and Oval office. That would be a “start” before this constitutional republic is “converted” into a communist-controlled, third-world, banana republic CESSPOOL, and with the last “election” (and all the “executive orders” and unconstitutional “bills” the “deep state” communists are attempting to shove through, that is already happening.)

    1. AMEN…………SO let it be written and let the LEGAL CITIZENS that love the United States get rid of that commie Cesspool.

  5. I been saying all along Democrats aren’t smart enough to be stupid look who they voted for but Dr Seuss is a better Dr than Dr Fauci

  6. A Bunch of BS. If someone does not like a topic of a book , the answer is not censoring the book, it’s not reading it. I have never read a Dr. Seuss book in my 62 years, because they did not appeal to me. But for that reason or any other, I am not eliminating them.

  7. Joe Biden is acting rather Naziesc! Next thing he’ll be burning books, hang on to your bibles, he’s coming for them!

  8. Is it cancel culture, or is it The racism pimps franticly ginning up further charges of racism so they can continue standing in the limelight and making big bucks off the insanity.

  9. 1% or less of the population is setting the US standard do not let this happen. Biden is brain damaged and destroying america as we know it. When he gets discovered and leaves Harrison and pelosi will take over.

  10. A-men brother. The Demoncrats are out to take all of us Republicans out. Especially after their stolen election.

  11. I wish someone would name the people who say these books are racist, etc. so we know exactly who we are dealing with. That way we can figure out a plan of action to save our history. Does anyone know who these goons are? We probably could nip this in the bud by calling them on this crap.

  12. Time to SCRUB this ILLEGITIMATE POTUS WHO CANT READ OFF A TELEPROMPTER & walks around with notecards –
    HELLO????! the world is laughing at this man & our nation CONGRATS DEMS!

  13. Biden is a sick evil man what the hell is racist about Dr.Seius all he ever did was encourage diversity I never saw block or white what I did see were ridiculous characters that children loved and learned from! I guess old joe does not know or like green eggs and ham San I am

  14. I did not think Slow Joe could get any dumber, I was wrong. That is a book that when I was a child I loved and my children loved it also. I cannot believe
    the demonrats want to destroy our country but it is quite obvious that is their goal. We have got to get
    him and his so lying VP out of office, time for someone to start calling for impeachment.

  15. Impeach, Impeach, Impeach, Impeach, Impeach, Impeach, Impeach, and then Impeach again, again, again, and finally he go jail, jail, jail, jail, jail. No trial just like they wanted to do to Trump. Except we have evidence. Trump is America First. Biden’s actions are Destroy America First. His words are just empty promises.

  16. Wake up America. Impeach, Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, and Nadler. They are destroying America. Any time Biden opens his corrupt mouth nothing but garbage comes out. I hope all of you liberal democrats realize what a mistake you made by voting for Biden.

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