- 30 Sep '17 at 2:53 am #12124
Massachusetts school librarian rejected the first lady’s donation of Dr. Seuss books because they’re racist and unneeded.
from her blog
So, my school doesn’t have a NEED for these books. 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. As First Lady of the United States, you have an incredible platform with world-class resources at your fingertips. Just down the street you have access to a phenomenal children’s librarian: Dr. Carla Hayden, the current Librarian of Congress. I have no doubt Dr. Hayden would have given you some stellar recommendations.
Another fact that many people are unaware of is that Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes
Here is the same librarian not long ago, dressed as Dr Sues
and here is then First Lady Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama and her kids…
and for good measure, Barrack and Michelle reading Dr Suess
Stephanie Grisham, director of communications for the first lady’s office, said in a statement to Fox News that the response was “unfortunate,” and Mrs. Trump wanted to use her platform “to help as many children as she can.”
“She has demonstrated this in both actions and words since her husband took office, and sending books to children across the country is but one example,” she said. “To turn the gesture of sending young students some books into something divisive is unfortunate, but the First Lady remains committed to her efforts on behalf of children everywhere.”30 Sep '17 at 3:15 am #1212630 Sep '17 at 3:37 am #12129CautiousInvestorKeymaster
Regardless of who won election – our leaders are at top of my prayer list each day … Same with FLOTUS who is intelligent & can speak 5 languages & a devout Catholic 🙂 With Texas, Florida, & PR in recovery mode — we have 3 of worst disasters of all time … that’s truly where the media attention ought to be …30 Sep '17 at 4:26 pm #12131ClemSnideParticipant
Extraordinary how biased and ignorant it all is – putting it all together like that for us highlights it. Yes and we have these massive disasters and they still go on. Just shows how self absorbed, non caring ignorant people like this librarian are – they have shame.
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