Dr. Seuss Is a Racist!?

Stink, Stank, Stunk.

The Massachusetts Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian, yes librarian, Liz Phipps Soeiro declined Dr. Seuss books donated by First Lady Melania Trump.

Soeiro writes about her school, “We still struggle to close the achievement gap, retain teachers of color, and dismantle the systemic white supremacy in our institution.”  In other words, she admits to working for a white supremacist organization.

Soeiro claims her kids have access to tons of books and that Melania Trump should have given the books to the less fortunate: “Cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, and Detroit are suffering through expansion, privatization, and school ‘choice’ with no interest in outcomes of children, their families, their teachers, and their schools. Are those kids any less deserving of books simply because of circumstances beyond their control? Why not go out of your way to gift books to underfunded and underprivileged communities that continue to be marginalized and maligned by policies put in place by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos?”

Okay, good point, but sounds extremely political for a Dr. Seuss donation.

But then she claims Dr. Seuss books are racist.  “Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.”

Soeiro’s point infers that racist books should not go to rich kids. . .  Dumb roll please . . .  but to poor people of color.

Pictures were dug up of this silly lady dressed up as the Cat in the Hat celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday and having a green egg breakfast for the kids.

Perhaps her brain is two sizes too small.

This librarian lady, lover of books, ends her political rant letter by verbally bitch slapping the FLOTUS:  “I am honored that you recognized my students and our school. I can think of no better gift for children than books; it was a wonderful gesture, if one that could have been better thought out.”


Incredibly the very next line reads, “Books can be a powerful way to learn about and experience the world around us; they help build empathy and understanding.”

Hey lady, where is your empathy, your understanding . . .  and where are your manners?  Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.  Just because you don’t like the Trump administration doesn’t mean you can’t accept a gift, a gift that wasn’t intended for you, but rather the children.

It turns out that Dr. Seuss would have been pleased by Soeiro’s comments:  “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.”

A more appropriate ism by Dr. Seuss that Soeiro has learned the hard way is, “Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.”  Yup.  Enjoy your 15 minutes of hypocrisy.

Melania Trump should follow up by sending her a book on manners.

Wilfred Knight

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