In yet another step down that long, dark path that if followed to its logical conclusion, will result in mass book burnings in America, a Mississippi school district has yanked an enduring work of literature.
Harper Lee’s 1960 classic To Kill a Mockingbird was eliminated from 8th grade English lesson plans because someone might get offended due to the use of the N-word in the text which hardly can be interpreted as condoning of racism unless one is an ideologue or an idiot.
The nitwits running the Biloxi School District became nervous about the book after receiving complaints and rapidly surrendered to a movement that is becoming more like ISIS by the minute and while Godwin’s Law is overused, it is perfectly applicable in this case to invoke the Nazis.
Never mind that a good deal of classic American literature written before the 1960’s is saturated with that particular word nor that it is a double standard since the N-word is perfectly acceptable in rap and hip-hop music, the district quickly ran up the white flag of surrender to the cultural terrorists.
— Sun Herald (@sunherald) October 12, 2017
Via the Biloxi Sun Herald “Why did Biloxi pull ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from the 8th-grade lesson plan?”:
The Biloxi School District got complaints about the wording in “To Kill A Mockingbird” — an American classic being taught in 8th grade English Language Arts classes — and pulled it from the curriculum.
It was an administrative and department decision, a member of the school board said, and not something that the school board voted on. It happened Wednesday or Thursday.
Kenny Holloway, vice president of the Biloxi School Board said, “There were complaints about it. There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books.
“It’s still in our library. But they’re going to use another book in the 8th grade course.”
When asked Thursday morning if the book had been pulled from the course, Superintendent Arthur McMillan issued a statement five hours later that said: “There are many resources and materials that are available to teach state academic standards to our students. These resources may change periodically. We always strive to do what is best for our students and staff to continue to perform at the highest level.”
McMillan did not answer any questions on the issue.
Sun Herald received a email from a concerned reader who said the decision was made “mid-lesson plan, the students will not be allowed to finish the reading of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ …. due to the use of the ‘N’ word.”
The reader said, “I think it is one of the most disturbing examples of censorship I have ever heard, in that the themes in the story humanize all people regardless of their social status, education level, intellect, and of course, race. It would be difficult to find a time when it was more relevant than in days like these.”
The cultural cleansing that is being undertaken is largely ignored by a media that spent months comparing President Trump to Adolf Hitler yet is failing miserably by not putting the left’s assault on American history in its proper context – the real Nazis did crap exactly like this when they were just getting warmed up for their main act.