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How Dr. Seuss is ‘racist’ now that Michelle Obama is no longer reading his books to school kids

As to Ms. Soeiro, here’s a hashtag for you: #noclass.

(National SentinelAcademic Hypocrisy: Trump Derangement Syndrome has now spread to the first lady, Melania Trump, as her good deeds continue to go punished rather than unpunished, as was the case for the previous first lady, Michelle Obama.

You may recall that Ms. Trump recently sent 10 Dr. Seuss books to a school in Cambridge, Mass., where the librarian, Liz Phipps Soeiro, who is white, promptly rejected them.

Why? Among other things, she claims the books are racist, and as such have no place in her library.

In an open letter to the first lady, Soeiro thanked Ms. Trump for sending the books but added that “we will not be keeping the titles for our collection.” Explaining, she said that “Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an amazing city with robust social programming, a responsive city government, free all-day kindergarten, and well-paid teachers (relatively speaking — many of us can’t afford to live in the city in which we teach).” She said her students have access to a library that contains more than 9,000 titles as well as their librarian, who has a “graduate degree in library science” (okay, like many of you, I’ve never heard of that specialty, either).

Soeiro went on to extol the many other virtues of her school and library, hitting the socialist talking points hard in emphasizing “our city’s values,” which include the belief “that each and every child deserves the best free education possible,” and so forth.

“So, my school doesn’t have a NEED for these books,” she said, adding: “And then there’s the matter of the books themselves.”

Here it comes. 

In addition to calling Dr. Seuss “cliche” and a “tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature,” she went on to claim “another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes” (emphasis added).

Really, Ms. Soeiro? Because personally, while I’ve read the good ‘doctor’s’ books, I’ve never seen a star-bellied sneech or a Who from Whoville, so I’ve not seen any racism demonstrated by these figments of imagination. Maybe you have in your delusional world.

Rather, this seems far more like it is your personal belief that Dr. Seuss is “racist” and that his drawings and stories and caricatures are “steeped in racist propaganda,” not that it really is.

But if you feel that way, then certainly you were upset when first lady Michelle Obama read a “tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature” material to school children, right? Certainly, you must have felt that the first African-American first lady was only perpetuating racist caricatures and propaganda aimed, no doubt, at members of her ethnic group, right? (Related: “White Privilege” Is A Racist Concept.)

As the U.K. Daily Mail reports, several people have taken to social media to mock Soeiro’s characterization of books like “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham” featuring photos of when Obama was reading those books to school kids.

“So when Michelle Obama praises #DrSeuss, we smile & applaud. When Melania Trump does the same, it’s supposed to be racist? I’m so confused,” wrote one person.

“Dr. Seuss ok when Michelle Obama read it to children but now has racist undertones when our First Lady donates books? Unreal,” wrote another.

Another included a picture of Ms. Obama and her two daughters reading Dr. Seuss to black children in South Africa, exclaiming on Twitter, “OUTRAGEOUS! @MichelleObama & her daughters read ‘cat in the hat’ to a bunch of white supremacist [sic] in Johannesburg.”

While Ms. Soeiro should have just politely accepted Ms. Trump’s gift for what it was — a genuinely thoughtful gift and not at all something she had to do instead of turn it into a bogus political issue, the first lady has nevertheless been far more gracious.

“Turning the gesture of sending young school children books into something divisive is unfortunate, but the first lady remains committed to her efforts on behalf of children everywhere,” said Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trump’s spokeswoman. “Mrs. Trump intends to use her platform as first lady to help as many children as she can.”

As to Ms. Soeiro, here’s a hashtag for you: #noclass.

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3 Comments on How Dr. Seuss is ‘racist’ now that Michelle Obama is no longer reading his books to school kids

  1. Do you mean Micheal Obama? Who the hell is Michelle Obama? MA, is just another piece of shit state like CT, NY, NJ, IL, CA, should I continue?

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  2. Regardless of Dr seusses degrees of qualification,or over institutionalised mind control programming,depe.ding of course on your own degree of free thinking autonomously and independent of any similar conditions end response “thinking” the fact is there are only two real choices for the nature of ownership of the world and all of its teourves ,including the human resources and they are, either socialism-wherby everyone owns everything communally,or alleged capitalism which is a complete fraud,a disingenuous my deviously designed complete con job which is in reality totalitarian communism crafted by the one per cent who together own already 99 % of the world and its resources ,and who operate in controlling,law education,media,governments,and banking.As such they control every economy ,except for those remaining three or four whom still operate their own banking powers.Under communism ,we the people effectively Really own nothing but all of the National de ts to the privately owned reserve bank owners.That’s your freedom’s.

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  3. Haha, a school has any right to refuse any gift. Dr has found himself stuck in the mud more so because of the lines in his books regarding Indians but let us not act as though he’s the only children’s author to have come under scrutiny.

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