Wrong slant on Seuss

Dear Editor,

I woke up to read the paper and saw the View from Hickory Heights (March 12). There was no government involvement in the decision made to stop publishing six Dr. Seuss books that are offensive to various races. You can read the article in the link: https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/03/02/dr-seuss-books-racist-insensitive-imagery/amp/ to see how this all came into play. People may still own these books. These books can still be on the shelves of libraries and schools.

They are not banned.

We need to be empathetic regarding how others may be offended … just because one person isn’t, that doesn’t mean that everyone should feel comfortable. We need to see the world through other people’s eyes in order to understand one another, have a broader viewpoint.

If you look at Theodore Geisel’s history, even he admitted he had racist viewpoints years ago and had apologized for it. Was any fact checking done on this? I would say that there wasn’t from what I read in the column.

Every publisher has the right to decide what to print … your newspaper has the same right. To write and print things that are blatantly false is just plain wrong. To end this piece with a slam to the president was uncalled for.

He had nothing to do with the decision the publishers’ made. To make it seem so is misleading and only promotes inaccuracies. This should not have become a political issue.

Opinions based on facts are one thing, but writing and printing things that are simply not true is another and a danger to all who read them.

Pam Lyle,



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