There’s nothing new about school boards banning books from the curriculum, but one board has decided that To Kill a Mockingbird has to go because the very important themes dealt with make some people “uncomfortable.”
Yet another sign that we live in an increasingly bubble-wrapped society where we immediately remove something if it “triggers” somebody.
Rather than have a discussion, the knee-jerk reaction is to banish the trigger.
Watch as I share with you this latest case which comes via the the Biloxi School District where after receiving complaints about a certain word in the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the school board has decided to yank it.
But apparently critical thinking is also under the ban in Biloxi, and so it is that this Mississippi school board becomes the latest to ban a classic piece of literature, for all the wrong reasons.