A School District Removed To Kill a Mockingbird From Its Lesson Plan & Replaced it with… What?

Last week, a public school district in Mississippi pulled Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird from its 8th grade curriculum.

To Kill a Mockingbird, which addresses racial inequality in Alabama before the Civil Rights Movement, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. 718 more words

Books

On Banning Books

If you think a book should be banned for any reason short of it being an erotic novel you’re a gigantic pussy. To Kill a Mockingbird has been banned in a Mississippi school because it makes people “uncomfortable.” I don’t want to stereotype, (even though that’s exactly what I’m going to do) but isn’t Mississippi like the first place To Kill a Mockingbird should be taught? 354 more words

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What Art, Harper Lee and The N-Word Teach Us About Difficult Conversations

Last week, the Biloxi School District in Mississippi received complaints about the language in To Kill A Mockingbird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that deals with racial inequality in a small Southern town. 743 more words

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District erases 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from lesson plan

BILOXI, Miss. — “To Kill a Mockingbird” is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district.

The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum this week. 84 more words

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'Mockingbird' Ban Misses the Point: The Book Is Supposed to Make People Uncomfortable

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird has been a staple of middle and high school English classes for over 50 years, but this American classic is still ruffling feathers despite its gold-plated status. 591 more words

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Rick Stacy On Demand 10.16.17

Rick’s Clip o’ the Day – A man lives in the woods for 10 years to escape his controlling wife.

A man lives in the woods for 10 years to escape his controlling wife, a heavy metal Taylor Swift cover, and Apple’s new patent for a flip-phone in today’s Rick Stacy On Demand. 149 more words

Features

Mississippi is so easy to hate

I can’t even feel guilty. Mississippi ranks dead last in almost everything that’s good and first in almost everything that’s bad. Let’s add to that semi-literacy coupled with hypocrisy. 210 more words