School Removes ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ From Reading List
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To Kill a Mockingbird has been removed from the reading list in a Washington School District. Educators say the beloved classic is racially insensitive.
“I can only imagine the pain and despair that any student might experience while reading it in class,” Mukilteo School District board member Judy Schwab said during a school board meeting.
The book written by Harper Lee tells the story of a black man falsely accused of attacking a white woman — a novel that opened the eyes of generations to racism in the Deep South.
Now banned by the cancel culture mob.
High school English teachers Verena Kuzmany, Riley Gaggero and Rachel Johnson asked in September that the book be removed from the required reading list. Reasons included it “celebrates white saviorhood,” “marginalizes characters of color” and “uses the ‘n’ word almost 50 times,” the Everett Herald reported.
The Washington Education Association said the move gives educators a chance to find more current authors whose books better reflect current community values.
“How do we bring curriculum into those classes in ways that reflect the values of our diversity?” WEA Director of the Center for Racial Social and Economic Justice Michael Pena told television station KOMO.
I wrote a book detailing the attacks on our American culture, “Culture Jihad: How to Stop the Left From Killing a Nation.”
Books. Movies. Statues. Music. All banned by those who preach about tolerance and diversity.
The truth is they don’t want tolerance or diversity.
Any word or thought or deed that runs contrary to their groupthink is outlawed.
The problem is that many people don’t want to fight back. They don’t want to become a target. The problem is that if we don’t fight back – we won’t have a country.