School District Bans ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Over ‘Uncomfortable Language’
Day by day, Snowflakes and Social Justice Warriors are erasing American history and culture from our education system. The classic ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is the latest target. The book was recently pulled because its language makes people uneasy.
— AL.com (@aldotcom) October 13, 2017
Fox News reports:
Administrators at the Biloxi School District announced early this week they were pulling the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum, saying they received compaints that some of the book’s language “makes people uncomfortable.”
The Sun Herald reported that the book was pulled from the lesson plan because the novel contained “the N word.”
A message on the school’s website says “To Kill A Mockingbird” teaches students that compassion and empathy don’t depend upon race or education.
School board vice president Kenny Holloway says other books can teach the same lessons.[…]
In the story, Atticus defended Tom Robinson, a black man who was accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a young white woman. Despite strong evidence of Robinson’s innocence, he was found guilty of raping Ewell.
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ was famously adapted into a movie in 1962. The film starred Gregory Peck as the book’s main character Atticus Finch.