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It's Time to Talk About Dr. Seuss

In light of a new study revealing stereotyped characters across Dr. Seuss’s children’s books, published just before Read Across America Day, how can educators engage older students in a critical discussion of this canonical author?

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Dr. Seuss Books Can Be Racist, But Students Keep Reading Them

A recent study found that Dr. Seuss books can be pretty racist. It's highlighted a growing debate: Should schools teach classic books that may be problematic or trade them for socially conscious ones?

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'Height of Hypocrisy': Gabbard Rebukes Congress' Decision to Ban Use of Gendered Words Like 'Mother'

The new 117th US Congress started with controversy, as Democrats have passed new rules for Congress removing all mention of gender-specific words like "man", "woman"...

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    Dems to strike 'so help you God' from oath taken in front of key House committee, draft shows

    A key committee in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is moving to eliminate the words "so help you God" from the oath administered to witnesses testifying before the panel, as part of a new rules package expected to be approved this week

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      University of Michigan's IT department suggests terms like ‘picnic’ and ‘brown bag’ are offensive

      A “Words Matter Task Force” at the IT department at the University of Michigan last week released a hefty list of terms it deems offensive and offered alternatives to be used instead. Among the list of offensive terms were “picnic” and “brown ba

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        Remember when the ACLU defended unpopular speech? What students can learn from ‘Mighty Ira’ documentary | The College Fix

        Don't stay home. Befriend your enemies instead of censoring them. Meet Ira Glasser, an ACLU relic.

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          “Fraught And Functionally Racist”: Professor Declares “Legal Vote” A Racist Term Like “Handouts,” “Personal Responsibility” And “Postracial”

          We previously discussed the views of Boston University professor and head of the school’s Center for Antiracist Research Ibfram X. Kendi after his infamous description of Justice Amy Coney Ba…