eBay bans sale of ‘offensive’ Dr. Seuss books but continues to allow Mein Kampf

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    eBay has outraged sellers looking to make a few bucks from a selection of Dr. Seuss books. The marketplace removed merchants’ postings of the books, claiming they violated the ‘offensive materials policy’. eBay still allows copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf and books by Louis Farrakhan (accused of anti-Semitism) to go on sale however.

    A couple of days ago, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced it would no longer reprint six books which contained racist imagery, including Asian and African stereotypes. The books are ‘And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street’, ‘If I Ran the Zoo’, ‘McElligot’s Pool’, ‘On Beyond Zebra!’, ‘Scrambled Eggs Super!’, and ‘The Cat’s Quizzer’.

    The move came after a US school district removed the books from its curriculum. President Joe Biden also snubbed Dr. Seuss during his proclamation on Read Across America Day, breaking the tradition held by his predecessors who recognized Dr. Seuss’ contributions.

    The discontinuation of the six books meant lots of savvy sellers decided to put their books up for auction on digital marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, which is when they discovered eBay had banned them.

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