Books Suspended by Va. School for Racial Slurs

MSN, December 2, 2016

Two classic American novels have been temporarily banned from a Virginia school district after a parent raised concerns about the use of a racial slur.

The use of the book’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” were suspended from Accomack County Public Schools after a parent raised concerns about their use of the N-word, CBS affiliate WTVR reported.

“There’s so much racial slurs and defensive wording in there that you can’t get past that,” the mother said during last month’s school board meeting. “Right now, we are a nation divided as it is.”

She filed a complaint through a “Request for Reconsideration of Learning Resources” form.

WTVR reported that now a “review committee consisting of the principal, the library media specialist, the classroom teacher (if involved), a parent and/or student, and the complaint will convene.”

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