Randolph school board to reconsider Ellison book ban

It appears the public shaming over the Randolph County school board's ban of Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" is having an impact - they've called a meeting to reconsider. Via PBS:

But the board's ban upset local residents and gained national attention -- even some international attention. The Courier-Tribune reported that the story appeared on Russian TV.

It is unclear whether the outcry caused the board to schedule a special session as no reason was given for the reconsideration, but the board will meet again Wednesday, Sept. 25 to discuss the ban.

More at the local Asheboro paper.

Comments

Sometimes

Shining a spotlight on bigotry and stupidity embarrasses the stupid and the bigots enough that they retreat.

Not always, but sometimes.

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