racially offensive material

Florida High School Cancels Production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

By |2019-03-13T15:39:57-04:00November 5th, 2010|Blog|

A Florida high school production of a play based on Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer prize-winning novel about racial conflict, To Kill a Mockingbird, has been cancelled. At the center of the controversy that prompted the cancellation was the historically necessary use of the word “nigger”. The reason “nigger” is a word that carries such painful weight, of course, is due [...]

Brooklyn Public Library Locks up “TinTin Au Congo”

By |2019-03-13T18:20:43-04:00August 19th, 2009|Blog|

The Brooklyn Public Library trusts you to form your own opinions about any  controversial  and provocative content that you would find in Beloved, Hard Candy or Mein Kampf.   However, apparently they feel the need to protect you from racially insensitive material in the cartoon from almost 80 years ago TinTin Au Congo. The NYTimes today reports that [...]