Just when you think we couldn't get any dumber, we go and do this.

The Dr. Seuss 'Read Across America Day' has been canceled by the Virginia school system citing racial undertones in the books.

No, seriously, that's literally what happened and it has to be the most ridiculous thing I have heard in 2021.

You want to bust into this classroom and tell everyone it's canceled? I don't think so!!



Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and we've been doing this for decades, celebrating some of the best books our young scholars enjoy thanks to the creativity and rhyming often seen in his books.

These are some of the most well known and beloved books out there, but out of nowhere, one group thinks there are racial undertones and I literally can not stop shaking my head at this.

You can blame "activists" for this conundrum, as the report suggests:

But following pressure from activists, Loudon County Public Schools is reportedly dropping the annual Dr. Seuss celebration.

"Realizing that many schools continue to celebrate ‘Read Across America Day’ in partial recognition of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, it is important for us to be cognizant of research that may challenge our practice in this regard," Loudoun County Schools said in an announcement reported by the Daily Wire.

"As we become more culturally responsive and racially conscious, all building leaders should know that in recent years there has been research revealing radical undertones in the books written and the illustrations drawn by Dr. Seuss," the school district continued.

Learning for Justice, a liberal education advocacy group, was reportedly behind the pressure campaign against the celebrated children's author. The organization pegs itself as a group that seeks "to uphold the mission" of the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, according to their website.

Learning for Justice cited a study by St. Catherine University that claimed Dr. Seuss’s books are covered with "orientalism, anti-Blackness and White supremacy" in a magazine article they released.

The group also claimed that the characters who were not White in the books were "subservient" to White characters.

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The characters in Dr. Seuss books are fictional creatures of all different colors.

These books are made to entertain, make reading fun, and have been nothing but a bright spot in early learning.

I don't care what activists say, I'll be doubling down on buying even more of these books for my kid - not because of the activists, but because my kid genuinely loves the books.