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A Fox in Socks but the Basis is Racist. Falling Out of Love With Dr. Seuss

Eighth-grader Beezus Murphy has always loved Dr. Seuss.

“I feel like he just kind of sees the world differently than other people, like the same way I do,” Murphy said. “Because he envisions a world filled with socks-wearing foxes, and elephants raising bird-children, and green eggs and ham.”

Murphy attends Louisa Boren STEM K-8 School in West Seattle, where an annual highlight for her has been Dr. Seuss Day. That’s when students get to leave their uniforms at home and come to school dressed as their favorite book character. For Murphy, that’s usually Sally from “The Cat in the Hat.”

But lately, she’s been reconsidering her affection for the famous children’s books.