Just to put a pin in the Seuss thing, there is not a Black parent my age THAT I KNOW who hasn't had the unique experience of opening a "new" Seuss story, starting to read it, and realizing that it's TOO RACIST TO CONTINUE and changing it on the fly in front of the kids.

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  • It didn't take me long to realize I had to PRE-READ all Seuss stories, even ones I *thought* I knew well, before actually sharing them with my kids.

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  • @ElieNYC Not me. I wasn't woke on this. Seriously!💯

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  • @ElieNYC Not a Jewish parent or grandparent, either.

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  • @ElieNYC I have gone back and re-read a lot of juvenile literature that I loved as a kid looking for material for ESL students and found it astoundingly racist.

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  • @ElieNYC I read it all the time as a kid. I don't remember thinking that.

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