Here's a fun picture of the librarian who rejected Melania's book donation because Dr. Seuss's poems are 'steeped in racist stereotypes'

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Published by: Robert Laurie on Friday September 29th, 2017

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Yesterday, you probably heard the story of  Liz Phipps Soeiro.  She's the Cambridge, MA., elementary school librairian who rejected a donation of Dr. Seuss books given to the school by First Lady Melania Trump.  As ridiculous as a library rejecting free books may sound to sane people, Soeiro had "reasons."

From the Hill:

"I work in a district that has plenty of resources, which contributes directly to 'excellence,'" she wrote. "My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science."

Instead, Soeiro wrote, the White House should worry more about providing support to schools that are underfunded and subject to government neglect. 

"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?" she wrote.

Soeiro added: “Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.”

According to CBS Boston, Cambridge Public Schools said in a statement that Phipps Soeiro "was not authorized to accept or reject donated books on behalf of the school or school district" and counseled her on a policy against using public resources for political purposes. 

But Phipps Soeiro said the books were "a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature."

Yes, according to the snowflake brigade, the works of Dr. Seuss - books which champion acceptance, equality, curiosity, individuality, exploration, and environmentalism, are chock full of "racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes."

Here's a photo of librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro, via Clay Travis and Twitchy:

Here's a fun picture of the librairan who rejected Melania's Dr. Suess donation because his books are 'steeped in racism'

Odd.  The photo was taken at a special "Green Eggs Breakfast" in celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel's birthday, and the only "cliche" I see here is that tired old saw about left-wing hypocrisy.

Here's a fun picture of the librairan who rejected Melania's Dr. Suess donation because his books are 'steeped in racism'

Here's a fun picture of the librarian who rejected Melania's book donation because Dr. Seuss's poems are 'steeped in racist stereotypes'

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