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Study That Ignited Dr. Seuss Cancellation Calls Cat In The Hat a Racist, Horton a White Supremacist

Six of Dr. Seuss’ books have gotten the damning red label, and his classics are walking/hopping/dancing/singing on eggshells. As first reported by The Daily Wire, The Conscious Kid, the study that sparked the initial outrage toward Dr. Seuss, also believes the Cat in the Hat is a racist and Horton the elephant is a white supremacist. If you need a breather before reading on, take one. This, according to The Conscious Kid, is what an evil white supremacist looks like: Did you get a good look at him? As for the explanation, the attempt to punish Horton reads as followed: “Horton Hears a Who! is one of Dr. Seuss’ books widely cited as promoting tolerance. Several Seuss scholars infer that the Whos symbolize the Japanese and that the book is an apology for his anti-Japanese WWII propaganda. “Regardless of the intention of the book, the impact is that it reinforces themes of white supremacy, Orientalism, and white saviorism. It positions the Whos in a deficit-based framework as the dominant, paternalistic Horton enacts the White Savior Industrial Complex.” If you are ever paid to write similar lines, quit and learn a valuable trade like drywalling. Or just retire in shame. The […]

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.