- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 22, 2015

Discussing a children’s book about discrimination, President Obama told a group of preschoolers Thursday that his job would be a lot easier if some Americans didn’t feel superior to others.

Mr. Obama was visiting a Head Start classroom at the University of Kansas in Lawrence when he learned that the 4-year-olds were reading a Dr. Seuss book called “Sneetches and Other Stories.” In the book, Sneetches are characters with stars on their bellies who discriminate against others who lack stars.

“That is one of my favorite stories,” the president told the kids. “In fact most of the things I deal with as president would be solved if everybody read about the Sneetches. Because there are some people who think they’re special ‘cause they’ve got stars, and some who feel bad ‘cause they don’t.”

According a pool reporter traveling with the president, one child asked Mr. Obama what he wanted to be when he grew up.

“When I was really young I wanted to be an architect,” Mr. Obama said. “You know what an architect is? … We build buildings. We design buildings. We make buildings like schools, libraries and office buildings. I really wanted to do that when I was young.”

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