“To Kill A Mockingbird” Removed From School Reading List

Do you agree with this controversial book banning?

Arise 2.0

By Rayiah Ross

To Kill A Mockingbird, the award winning novel by Harper Lee, is being removed from a junior high reading list in a Mississippi school district. Published in 1960, the Pulitzer Prize winning novel deals with racial inequality in a small Alabama town, and in the justice system at large. Biloxi County school board Vice President Kenny Holloway told the Alabama Local News, the district received complaints that some of the book’s language “makes people uncomfortable.”

    To Kill A Mockingbird is an educational book that teaches students that compassion and empathy does not depend upon race or education. While at first blemish it may seem like a story filled with racially insensitive language, the true essence is quite to the contrary. In fact, Atticus Finch–one of the many main characters–says, “Don’t say n–ger Scout. That’s common.” To Kill A Mockingbird describes racial and rape inequality, and…

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