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Old 8th March 2021, 06:38 AM   #321
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OG ****, she cancelled dr. seuss before it was cool
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Old 8th March 2021, 08:40 AM   #322
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Originally Posted by Mumbles View Post
Here's Tucker Carlson on the White Power Hour claiming that "they" cancelled Dr. Seuss, because "the left" is offended by the meritocracy that the US had in the middle of the last century. Y'know, back when Dr. King stood at the Lincoln Memorial and said in his famous speech "Whew, I'm sure glad all that Jim Crow nonsense is over with, and we're all being judged by the content of their character, and also Reagan will never be president! ...Donald who now?"

On a serious note, Michael Harriott discusses the lengths his mother went to in order to assure that he and his sisters saw themselves and other black people as fully human, rather that crude caricatures. Dr. Seuss' works are discussed, as one among many.
We should send Tucker Carlson to the moon and leave him there.
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Old 8th March 2021, 09:54 AM   #323
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Originally Posted by Butter! View Post
We should send Tucker Carlson to the moon and leave him there.
I tried watching Carlson videos once or twice. They're not nearly as witty or insightful or "owning" as his fans seem to think they are. Honestly I think Mumbles probably watches way more Tucker Carlson than I do. Pretty much everything I know about his antics I get secondhand, from haters posting about him on this forum.
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Old 8th March 2021, 12:03 PM   #324
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
I tried watching Carlson videos once or twice. They're not nearly as witty or insightful or "owning" as his fans seem to think they are. Honestly I think Mumbles probably watches way more Tucker Carlson than I do. Pretty much everything I know about his antics I get secondhand, from haters posting about him on this forum.
He's a huge voice in the conservative circle. They've bragged about his ratings for years on Fox. There shouldn't be anything surprising about criticizing a voice many people listen to, should there?
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Old 8th March 2021, 02:00 PM   #325
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Needs more racist caricatures.
Even Myriad is not that much of a kiss up.
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Old 8th March 2021, 04:59 PM   #326
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
I tried watching Carlson videos once or twice. They're not nearly as witty or insightful or "owning" as his fans seem to think they are. Honestly I think Mumbles probably watches way more Tucker Carlson than I do. Pretty much everything I know about his antics I get secondhand, from haters posting about him on this forum.
Of all the Fox correspondents lampooned by Colbert and Myers, Carlson annoys me the most. He's like sand in your speedos.
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Old 13th January 2023, 11:16 AM   #327
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This time it is The Sneetches.

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/...t/69791362007/

Because, you know, kids actually made a connection between the story and racism. The administrator seriously suggested that perhaps The Sneetches by Dr Seuss is not appropriate content for 3rd graders. Remember this the next time someone tells you that they are only worried about making sure books are age appropriate.

So to make sure we are clear:
Stop publication of Dr Seuss books that have stereotypical racist artwork: outrageous
Don't allow reading Dr Seuss books because they have a message that one group is not superior to another based on arbitrary physical characteristics: CRT

Oddly enough, it was supposed to be a lesson in economics. Because, you know, 3rd graders would completely recognize that the guy is exploiting the population's prejudice to make a ton of money. Although I'm not sure that is the lesson that they thought it was going to give.
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Old 15th January 2023, 08:20 PM   #328
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It wasn't withdrawn from publication..
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Old 16th January 2023, 08:13 AM   #329
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Originally Posted by pgwenthold View Post
This time it is The Sneetches.

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/...t/69791362007/

Because, you know, kids actually made a connection between the story and racism. The administrator seriously suggested that perhaps The Sneetches by Dr Seuss is not appropriate content for 3rd graders. Remember this the next time someone tells you that they are only worried about making sure books are age appropriate.

So to make sure we are clear:
Stop publication of Dr Seuss books that have stereotypical racist artwork: outrageous
Don't allow reading Dr Seuss books because they have a message that one group is not superior to another based on arbitrary physical characteristics: CRT

Oddly enough, it was supposed to be a lesson in economics. Because, you know, 3rd graders would completely recognize that the guy is exploiting the population's prejudice to make a ton of money. Although I'm not sure that is the lesson that they thought it was going to give.
I listened to the original story. This somewhat mischaractizes it. Still it was weird. A bureaucrat telling a teacher to stop reading a widely well regarded children's book with an anti-racist message out of fear. I encourage you all to listen. Pretty typical behavior for a bureaucrat in my opinion. "I'm not sure this will be a problem, in fact no reasonable person would think so, but still, its not exactly what the rules say so, no."
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