The Patriot Post® · Librarian Tosses Dr. Seuss' 'Racist' Books

By Culture Beat ·

No good deed goes unpunished … or in the case of First Lady Melania Trump, disrespected and rejected. Tuesday was National Read a Book Day, and in that spirit Mrs. Trump chose and gifted books to 50 schools, one from each state. Included with the books was a note from Mrs. Trump highlighting Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” and noting, as the White House release indicates, that it’s “one of her personal favorites that she and her son have read together over and over.”

Millions of Americans have fond memories of reading Dr. Seuss books as children or to their children. In fact, Barack Obama himself was quite fond of the books and praised them before a group of students in 2015, saying, “Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.”

But a librarian from Cambridgeport Elementary School in Massachusetts doesn’t share Obama’s or Mrs. Trump’s appreciation for the good doctor’s literary talents. No, it seems that Dr. Seuss was, what else, a racist. Upon receiving the books from Mrs. Trump, school librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro penned a rejection letter in which she claimed that Dr. Seuss’ stories and illustrations were “steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures and harmful stereotypes.” She concluded her letter with the following backhanded compliment:

> 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. Books can be a powerful way to learn about and experience the world around us; they help build empathy and understanding. In return, I’m attaching a list of ten books (it’s the librarian in me) that I hope will offer you a window into the lives of the many children affected by the polices of your husband’s administration.“

Leftist tools like this librarian just can’t help but inject political garbage into everything they encounter. Her own Trump Derangement Syndrome led her to set an incredibly poor example for the kids she’s in charge of helping to educate indoctrinate. Sadly, in Massachusetts, she’s no doubt doing exactly as most parents wish.

> Update: Fox News found a picture of the librarian dressed up like the "Cat in the Hat.”

Here’s a clip of the former first lady “promoting racist stereotypes” of Dr. Seuss in 2015. Enjoy: