Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The War Against Literature (and History Itself) Continues Unabated...

From Alison Flood's 2-12-18 Guardian article entitled "'Hurtful' Harper Lee and Mark Twain Dropped from Minnesota Curriculum":

"A school district in Minnesota has pulled To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from its curriculum, arguing that the classic novels’ use of racial slurs risked students being 'humiliated or marginalised' [...].
"According to [the local newspaper] the Bemidji Pioneer, there was no specific complaint from students about the titles [emphasis added--RG], but their use 'created an uncomfortable atmosphere' in the classroom."
To read Flood's entire article, click HERE
For supplementary material regarding the ongoing War Against the Imagination, I highly recommend reading my 2014 article entitled "The War Against the Imagination:  How to Teach in a System Designed to Fail," which can be found on Jon Rappoport's website HERE.

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