Despite the protestations of some leftists that Dr. Suess is “racist,” Jesse Jackson read Dr. Suess’ “Green Eggs and Ham” on “Saturday Night Live” in 1991.
The reading took place after the death of Dr. Suess, and many viewers found the combination of Jackson’s tone and reading with the content of a children’s book to be funny.
First lady Melania Trump tried to donate a Dr. Suess book to an elementary school, but was rejected as the librarian thought that Dr. Suess was somehow “racist.”
“Dr. Seuss’s illustrations are steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes,” said the librarian. (RELATED: Melania Trump Isn’t Happy An Elementary School Rejected Her ‘Racist’ Dr. Seuss Books)
Specifically, the librarian, Phipps Soeiro, cited Suess’ “If I Ran a Zoo” and “And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street,” as having “racist mockery.” In return, Soeiro gave the First Lady a list of children’s books to read, including books alluding to refugees and transgenderism.