Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that “there is no place for racist imagery” when asked to respond to the ongoing controversy about Dr. Seuss, whom the city has honored in the past. The company that handles Dr. Seuss’s books withdrew six of his books from publication this week over concerns about early caricatures, and the left has been critical of Dr. Seuss for preaching racial tolerance without concern for “structural power imbalances.” Breitbart News asked Garcetti about the issue during a press briefing on Thursday night. Of course, there are images that are blatantly racist that have no place in 2021. And you can’t just look at a book and say, “Hey, 99% of this is great,” and there is a blatantly racist picture of somebody who is presumed to be Chinese or African. So, I know there is this whole back-and-forth about whether people are canceling folks. This is not about canceling. This is about standing up against blatant racism where we see it, and just making sure … [Read more...] about L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Dr. Seuss: ‘There Is No Place for Racist Imagery’
The White House on Friday signaled a willingness to work with Congress on developing a narrow framework for the authorizations of use of military force after President Biden Joe Biden Trump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants MORE 's strikes in Syria last week sparked a fresh war powers debate. Sens. Tim Kaine Timothy (Tim) Michael Kaine Ron Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many Overnight Defense: Capitol Police may ask National Guard to stay | Biden's Pentagon policy nominee faces criticism | Naval Academy midshipmen moved to hotels Biden called off second military target in Syria minutes before strike: report MORE (D-Va.) and Todd Young Todd Christopher Young Senators introduce bill creating technology partnerships to compete with … [Read more...] about White House open to reforming war powers amid bipartisan push
close Video Author on Dr. Seuss controversy: ‘This is obviously complicated’ ‘A New Day’ and ‘I Am Frida Kahlo’ author Brad Meltzer discusses cancel culture on ‘Fox & Friends.’ The New York Public Library (NYPL) will continue to lend out six specific Dr. Seuss titles , even as the business that preserves and protects the author’s legacy has decided to cease publication of said titles. Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced Tuesday, on National Read Across America Day, that publication of such titles as "And to Think That I saw It on Mulberry Street," "If I Ran the Zoo," "McElligot’s Pool," "On Beyond Zebra!," "Scrambled Eggs Super!" and "The Cat’s Quizzer" will cease following controversy that these specific books include racist imagery . The decision followed discussions held last year, with the company citing concerns that the books -- published in the 1940s and '50s -- "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong." 'SCARY, … [Read more...] about New York Public Library will keep Dr. Seuss books on its shelves: Here’s why
close Video Tyrus slams moves to cancel some Dr. Seuss books Fox Nation host provides analysis on ‘America’s Newsroom.’ One of Dr. Seuss ’ stepdaughters insisted to The New York Post on Tuesday that the world-famous children’s author was no racist — and that she hopes his six controversial kiddie books yanked from publication will be back. "There wasn’t a racist bone in that man’s body — he was so acutely aware of the world around him and cared so much,’’ Lark Grey Dimond-Cates said of her late now-embattled stepdad, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. The publisher of the Dr. Seuss books, Penguin Random House, announced Tuesday that it will stop selling six of his titles because they "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong." Dimond-Cates said the publishing house’s arm that oversees his legacy, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, informed her Monday about the decision not to continue printing "If I Ran the Zoo," "And to Think … [Read more...] about Dr. Seuss didn’t have ‘a racist bone’ in his body, stepdaughter says
close Video Tom Cotton speaks at CPAC: Liberals want to replace our history In his address to the annual CPAC gathering, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., criticizes liberals trying to rewrite history, COVID lockdowns, and the New York Times' meltdown over his op-ed. If I were running against a Democrat in 2022, I would not talk about how Donald Trump ’s policies delivered record-low poverty in the U.S., or Joe Biden’s dangerous and disingenuous $1.9 trillion "rescue" bill. I wouldn’t even rail about the Biden administration locking up children who have entered the country illegally, though it would be tempting, after the hysteria that met President Trump’s immigration policies. No, if I wanted to defeat a Democrat, I’d talk about Dr. Seuss. If you haven’t heard, Dr. Seuss is being canceled . The same boneheads who claim that the "mister" in Mr. Potato Head is overly "exclusive," that Aunt Jemima syrup encouraged racial stereotyping, that math is a … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: CPAC blasts cancel culture – could the attacks on Dr. Seuss be the tipping point?