Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird Suspended After Parent Complains

Accomack County Public Schools in Virginia temporarily suspended the novels To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because a parent complained the books contained ‘racial slurs,’ CNSNews reported.

During a school board meeting on November 15, parent Marie Rothstein-Williams said that her biracial teenage son struggled to get through a page that contained “multiple racial slurs.”

Marie said “I keep hearing ‘This is a classic, this is a classic.’ I understand this is a literature classic, but at some point I feel the children will not or do not truly get the classic part, the literature part — which I’m not disputing, this is great literature — but there is so much racial slurs in there and offensive wording that you can’t get past that.”

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