(PresidentialWire.com)- Washington school board make the bizarre decision to remove Harper Lee’s legendary novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” from the required reading list for all ninth-grade students recently…and the vote wasn’t even close.
In fact, the Mukilteo School Board voted unanimously to remove the book from the list on Monday evening, according to a report from The Everett Herald.
It’s important to note that the decision doesn’t mean that the book cannot be taught, but certainly makes it less likely that it will even enter the classrooms.
The book focuses on a Black Alabama man in the 1930s who is wrongly accused of raping a white woman. It is a classic piece of literature published in 1960. It was an instant hit and has remained on the curriculum for decades. In recent years, however, far-left teachers and school boards have banned the book citing “racism.”
They claim that the novel celebrates the idea of white people being saviors and puts down characters “of color.” Oh, and it also uses the N-word.
Do they not realize that the entire point of the book is to promote positive relationships between different races? Or do these schools want the segregation to continue?
The decision to remove the book from the required reading list was reviewed by the Instructional Materials Committee – a board that contains 20 parents and teachers. The conclusion of their review was to remove the book from the ninth-grade English and Language Arts required reading list.
According to the Herald, most of the teachers and students who spoke out during the public comment session of the meeting spoke in support of removing the book from the reading list.
One board member, Judy Schwab, told the press of her “visceral reaction to the racism in the book” and said that she can “only imagine the pain and despair” felt by students reading it in class.
The world has gone insane.