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Censoring Dr Seuss?

Last year Chicago public library withdrew six of the Dr Seuss children’s books.

Defending our faith Chris Sinkinson
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This followed the decision of their publisher to drop the titles over what was considered racist imagery. One of those books, If I Ran the Zoo, tells the story of Gerald McGrew who visits ever more exotic locations to collect a fabulous collection of animals. Some of the lands he visited are illustrated using what may be considered racial stereotypes. Are they really racist? Many would now consider them, at best, crude and insensitive.