Making Sense of Seuss: Is Dr. Seuss a victim of so-called “cancel culture”?

Content Warning: racist caricatures

Seuss, here at age 43, never had children: “You have ’em, and I’ll entertain ‘em,” he said. (Gene Lester, Getty Images)

March 2nd, 2021 would have been Dr. Seuss’ 117th birthday. On that day, “Dr. Seuss Enterprises” announced it would stop publishing 6 of his books because of racist caricatures.

Judge for yourself.


Part one: Defining Fascism

Many on the left have understandably breathed a sigh of relief after Trump’s electoral defeat and retreat to Mar-a-Lago. Twitter has spared us from Trump’s stream-of-consciousness vitriol. Can we all just relax now that the worldwide pandemic is back at the top of our news feeds?


Photo: Todd McInturf, The Detroit News

Don’t mourn the Senate, it was never ours to begin with.

Trump has learned the lesson from his acquittal: he can do whatever he wants, and no one will do anything to stop him. Trump has taken over 3/3 branches of the US government and at this point is literally…


Detroit Newspaper Strike, 1995, Plymouth distribution facility

The Detroit Newspaper strike happened during my third year of college, and it was my college. That’s me in the glasses and ugly 90’s skater shoes.

Some of the things I learned:

Within a union (or most groups) there are generally three kinds of people.

1. The compromisers/cowards/sell-outs

2. Their…


We are living through another of America’s paroxysms of hate and cruelty. But there are specific actions we can take, today, to stop the rapid ongoing deterioration of human decency.

Our society is splitting into two camps: those of us who are consumed with a desire to take action to…


Normalization, The Future of Our Resistance Movement, and Some Cursing

The author protesting the Trump rally in Washington, Michigan on April 27th

This week in the Trumpster Fire:

Scott Pruitt, whose job is to try to destroy the EPA, was engulfed in scandal. Unfortunately, it wasn’t for trying to destroy the environment. It was for building a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in…

Jessica Prozinski

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