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Librarian who rejected Dr. Seuss book donations from Melania dressed as the Cat in the Hat
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The Massachusetts school librarian who rejected Melania Trump's book donation, saying Dr. Suess books are 'steeped in racist propaganda', dressed up as The Cat in the Hat two years ago.

A photo of Cambridgeport Elementary School librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro wearing the famous cat costume resurfaced Friday.

The caption from the Cambridgeport School Specialists Twitter account revealed she was celebrating Dr. Suess's birthday with a 'Green Eggs and Ham' breakfast.

But in her denouncement of Melania's book donation on the Horn Book blog website, she linked and cited the book 'Is the Cat in the Hat Racist? Read Across America Shifts Away from Dr. Seuss and Toward Diverse Books' by Philip Nel.

The First Lady criticized Soeiro for rejecting her donation of nearly a dozen books.

'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,' the first lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told The Hill in a statement.

'To turn the gesture of sending young students some books into something divisive is unfortunate.'

The White House earlier this month announced that one school from each state would receive a shipment of Dr. Seuss books as part of National Read a Book Day.

But Soeiro said her school did not need the books in an open letter. She described the Dr. Seuss books donated to the school as 'steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes.'

Along with the donation came a letter from the First Lady, which emphasized to students that receiving 'an education is perhaps the most important and wondrous opportunity of your young lives'.

'Remember,' the letter says, 'the key to achieving you dreams begins with learning to read. Find what you enjoy, anything that interests you, and read about it.'

'Never stop learning and challenging yourself, and never give up on your dreams,' the letter concludes.

Soeiro, whose school represents Massachusetts in the initiative, said on Thursday that her award winning library wasn't in need of the literature.

'My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science,' Phipps Soeiro wrote.

'Multiple studies show that schools with professionally staffed libraries improve student performance,' she added.

Phipps Soeiro also criticized the First Lady's choice in books, which included 'The Cat in the Hat,' 'One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,' 'The Foot Book,' 'Green Eggs and Ham' and 'Oh, the Places You'll Go!,' CBS Boston reported.

'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,' she wrote.

The elementary school employee also took a jab at the Trump administration's education policy, specifically striking out against Betsy DaVos.

'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.

Phipps Soeiro continues by claiming that '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.'

She then asks: 'Are those kids any less deserving of books simply because of circumstances beyond their control?'

The school district later said that Phipps Soeiro 'was not authorized to accept or reject donated books on behalf of the school or school district,' adding that her opinions do not reflect that of the school system.

'We have counseled the employee on all relevant policies, including the policy against public resources being used for political purposes,' the district wrote in a statement.


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fricking idiot.
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ChatRabbit77
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This is verbatim the South Park episode from 2 nights ago (2103-Holiday Special). Holy shite.
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lnomm34
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re: Librarian who rejected Dr. Seuss book donations from Melania dressed as the Cat in the Hat
You put way too much work into this post.


bigrob385series
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i bet miss phipps reeks of cat piss and boxed wine


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You put way too much work into this post.


Copying and pasting is too much work for you?

Let me guess, you're a liberal?


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re: Librarian who rejected Dr. Seuss book donations from Melania dressed as the Cat in the Hat
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This is verbatim the South Park episode from 2 nights ago. Holy shite.


Immediately what came to my mind.


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wgaf


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My students have access to a school library with over nine thousand volumes and a librarian with a graduate degree in library science,


Why is that a degree and what is it good for?


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We have counseled the employee on all relevant policies, including the policy against public resources being used for political purposes'



"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”


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southernelite
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Im surprised her library has any room for books with the amount of space that giant ego of hers takes up.

frick her. She's the worst.
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HeyHeyHogsAllTheWay
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It's too bad that there are very few people on the left who are like "now come on here................" when this kind of shite happens.




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WildcatMike
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We all know the reason why this librarian rejected the Dr Suess books...well, her actions backfired on her and should catch hell for it.


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upgrayedd
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re: Librarian who rejected Dr. Seuss book donations from Melania dressed as the Cat in the Hat
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This is verbatim the South Park episode from 2 nights ago. Holy shite.


Immediately what came to my mind.

What was the episode about?


lnomm34
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re: Librarian who rejected Dr. Seuss book donations from Melania dressed as the Cat in the Hat
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[quote]You put way too much work into this post.



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Copying and pasting is too much work for you?


For the 'gotcha' that this has? Yea. Plus, this should be on the Poli Board. As with most of this racist bull shite that has continued to be posted on the O-T.

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Let me guess, you're a liberal?




Anyone who points out that your post is stupid is a liberal? Are you going to call use the term 'snowflake' next?


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Why is that a degree and what is it good for?




Well, the classiest First Lady (Laura Bush) has this degree.


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Radiojones
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I wonder if they spend 4 years learning how to use the card catalog


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ChatRabbit77
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re: Librarian who rejected Dr. Seuss book donations from Melania dressed as the Cat in the Hat
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What was the episode about?


SPOILER

















Randy gets mad and tries to get the school board to ban Christopher Columbus Day as a school holiday because of the genocide against Natives. Stan and Kyle find pics of him in 2013 and before where he continued to dress up as Christopher Columbus at every event. Even his own wedding.


TideSaint
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Are you going to call use the term 'snowflake' next?


Image: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/fa/44/c1/fa44c171abbf6cbd1a23b730e765e8e7--morgan-freeman-image-search.jpg


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As with most of this racist bull shite that has continued to be posted on the O-T.


What does pointing out stark hypocrisy have to do with racism?
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