Six Dr. Seuss books pulled for 'hurtful and wrong' images
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March 2, 20211 min read, 256 words

Six Dr. Seuss books pulled for 'hurtful and wrong' imagesSix Dr. Seuss books pulled for 'hurtful and wrong' images

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Published: March 2, 2021  |  1 min read, 256 words
March 2 would've been the 117th birthday of children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. On that same day, the company that keeps his characters and books circulating announced that six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to racist images. The s...
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Mar 4
This is a polarizing issue, but the article shows that this is a iterative empathy from a smart company that wants to maintain its legacy.
Mar 4
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Mar 4
Short but informative article about the publishers of Dr. Seuss getting rid of some books due to racist images. I wonder if they considered another way to deal with these images without stop publishing the books. Maybe this will open some room to discuss how we should deal with these questions in art, literature, and music, for example, without making these productions simply disappear.
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Mar 5
This is a very balanced reporting of the events and provides a ton of good context. This article itself does not take a position and does well to simply report the facts for curious readers. As far as the outside conversation around this topic, I do not believe it is a violation of free speech and believe that, based on the company's own words, it's a capitalist decision meant to ensure the brand is protected and can reach a wider audience.
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