Cambridge SJW Librarian Who Rejected Free Dr. Seuss Books Because They’re Racist Is Actually A Huge Dr. Seuss Fan Who Protested Against Banning Books In School
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Yesterday we published this blog about SJW librarian Liz Phipps Soiero from a Cambridge Elementary School who wrote a virtue signaling letter to First Lady Melania Trump, letting her know that she was rejecting the free books that had been sent to her school because Dr. Seuss was racist.
And then there’s the matter of the books themselves. You may not be aware of this, but Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature.
Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes. Open one of his books (If I Ran a Zoo or And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, for example), and you’ll see the racist mockery in his art. Grace Hwang Lynch’s School Library Journal article, “Is the Cat in the Hat Racist? Read Across America Shifts Away from Dr. Seuss and Toward Diverse Books,” reports on Katie Ishizuka’s work analyzing the minstrel characteristics and trope nature of Seuss’s characters. Scholar Philip Nel’s new book, Was the Cat in the Hat Black? The Hidden Racism of Children’s Literature, and the Need for Diverse Books, further explores and shines a spotlight on the systemic racism and oppression in education and literature.
We pointed out the utter absurdity of calling Dr. Seuss a racist. Especially since his books specifically highlighted the ridiculousness of segregation and discrimination:
Well, this story just got a lot more interesting. Tuns out this librarian is actually a big fan of Dr. Seuss:
— CPORT | Specialists (@Cport_Special) March 3, 2015
Looks like Dr. Seuss only became a racist cliche after Trump got elected. Funny, lots of things have only become racist in the last year. Like Trump himself. I remember back when he was just a reality TV star and no one had a problem with him. Now he’s President and he’s all of a sudden the grand marshall of the Ku Klux Klan.
Funny that a woman who wants to go around banning books in the library, previously protested against banning books in the library:
Oh, and for what it’s worth she has absolutely zero authority to reject books that were part of a federal program:
The school district, for its part, released a critical statement saying, “The employee was not authorized to accept or reject donated books on behalf of the school or school district. We have counseled the employee on all relevant policies, including the policy against public resources being used for political purposes.”
I was gonna say – she’s a fucking employee. Since when does she have any authority about what resources are used in her taxpayer funded school? That’s like a cop writing a letter to Trump saying he doesn’t want his gun because guns hurt people.
P.S. This is NOT funny.
NOT funny at all.
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