“To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of those character-defining classics every kid should read growing up. But many a sensitive snowflake would disagree. Of course, it’s no “Communist Manifesto.” Said snowflakes are melting themselves en masse at the idea of kids reading Harper Lee’s novel in school. So this junior-high is caving into the whimpering and nixing the book.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district.
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.”
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.
By now we all know the left has no qualms making books they disagree with disappear (see Book about Abortionst ‘Gosnell’ SNUBBED by NY Times Bestseller List?!). But in this case, “To Kill a Mockingbird” deals with the horrors of racism and overcoming them. Sounds like something social justice warriors “fighting for equality” would advocate as required reading, yes?
Instead, the classic is getting stomped out because it happens to feature some words which… makes people uncomfortable. WORDS. The horror. Quick, get to the safe spaces!
Political correctness is a disease and education is one of its biggest victims (see New in Education: Social Justice Math, Because Regular Math… is Racist?! and School Removes Holidays From Calendar Because Liberals Are Miserable People). This latest example just goes to show that political correctness doesn’t discriminate. It ruins everything equally for everyone. #Equality