DEVELOPING: Minnesota School District to Stop Teaching “Huckleberry Finn,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” Over Offensive Language

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A school district in Minnesota has decided to remove the classic novels “Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” from their curriculum.

The books, which were taught in 9th and 11th grade, we removed after some students said that they were uncomfortable with the language used. The books contain racist language that was commonly used at the time they were written.

“The feedback that we’ve received is that it makes many students feel uncomfortable,” Duluth curriculum director Michael Cary said, “Conversations about race are an important topic, and we want to make sure we address those conversations in a way that works well for all of our students.”

Source: Minnesota school district drops ‘Huckleberry Finn,’ ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ | TheHill

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