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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Biloxi, MS School Decides to Censor "To Kill a Mockingbird"

"To Kill a Mockingbird" has been removed from a school curriculum in a Mississippi school district because it "makes people uncomfortable."  

Let's make the censorious, racist asses who run the Biloxi schools uncomfortable until they decide differently.

Dr. Larry Drawdy
Interim Superintendent
P.O. Box 168, Biloxi, MS 39533
160 St. Peter Ave. Biloxi, MS 39530
Secretary: Mrs. Lee Ann Dubaz
Telephone: (228) 374-1810, X-1118
FAX: (228) 436-5171
Ms. Pamela Manners
Interim Assistant Superintendent  
Secondary Programs and TestingP.O. Box 168, Biloxi, MS 39533160 St. Peter Ave. Biloxi, MS 39530
Secretary: Mrs. Michelle Johnson
Telephone: (228) 374-1810, X-1134
FAX: (228) 435-6289


The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum this week. School board vice president Kenny Holloway says the district received complaints that some of the book's language "makes people uncomfortable."

Published in 1960, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee deals with racial inequality in a small Alabama town.

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. Holloway says other books can teach the same lessons.

The book remains in Biloxi school libraries.

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