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Racist Dr. Seuss Drawing up for Sale

    Dr. Seuss uses the “N” word?  In 1929 he did a color illustration for “Judge” magazine that depicted a blatantly racist scenario and uses a slur to describe black people. That piece was up for sale by a California auction house.  Nobody bid for the offensive drawing.

    Dr. Seuss like his counterparts were a product of their time.  Early Warner Bros. cartoons depicted black people in awkward scenarios. Hergé’s Tintin in the Congo is another unfortunate testimony of our racist past. Early comic books were not favorable to visible minorities.  This is not the first time that Dr. Seuss has been accused of being a racist.