While I have never been the type of person to openly censor any work of creative expression, there is the idea that there are some things that the kids might not be ready for yet.
For example, I have a six-year-old nephew that will sit and watch old wrestling with me when he is over visiting, but that doesn’t mean that I am going to put on a Sam Kinison tape while he is watching me clean the garage. It’s all a matter of what a kid is ready for.
That being said, there is also the idea of the spirit of the law versus the letter of the law. Now, that is something that Democrats lean into on a regular basis, and if this was about a speeding ticket that would be one thing. When you are talking about one person in ten thousand being bothered by something that nobody had ever been bothered by before, that’s when you get weird.
Another day, another cancellation…in Virginia, they do not like green eggs and ham, or Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Geisel, has been dropped from the annual ‘Read Across America’ event, a national day to encourage reading. Dr. Seuss books have long been a staple of the program.
Dr. Seuss, a major supplier of content for television and film through such characters as The Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, and Horton Hears a Who, was banned because his books allegedly have “strong racial undertones,” according to the school system.
The Loudon County, Virginia schools said they will look toward books they believe are more “inclusive and diverse and reflective of our student community,” a spokesman said.
The Left says Dr. Seuss is racist. They say Little House on the Prairie is racist. They say To Kill a Mockingbird is racist. All being banned by public schools. How long before the Left bans the Bible?
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) February 27, 2021
Wayde B. Byard, a Loudoun schools spokesman, said research uncovered “strong racial undertones in many books written/illustrated by Dr. Seuss,” The Washington Post reported.
“Given this research, and LCPS’ focus on equity and culturally responsive instruction, LCPS has provided guidance to schools in the past couple of years to not connect Read Across America Day with Dr. Seuss’ birthday exclusively,’ Byard said.
Despite the ban from “Read Across America,” Dr. Seuss will still be available in libraries and classrooms in the district.
Read Across America Day, founded by the National Educational Association in 1998, is celebrated on the March 2 birthday of the late author, whose 60 children’s books have sold more than 600 million copies.