Retained in the Accomack County (VA) Public Schools. A parent objected to racial slurs in the book. After being temporarily removed on November 29, 2016, the book was reinstated on December 6, 2016 by the school board.
Removed from the Montgomery County (PA) school curriculum after a group of students said the book's use of the N-word made them uncomfortable and the students thought the school was not being inclusive. Since its publication in 1884, the book has caused controversy starting in 1885 when it was banned in Concord (MA) as "trash and suitable only for the slums."
Retained in the Manchester (CN) School District with the requirement that teachers attend seminars on how to deal with issues of race before teaching the book in their classrooms.
Challenged, but retained in the Lakeville (MN) High School and the St. Louis Park High School in Minneapolis (MN) as required reading for sophomores. Challenged at Richland High School in North Richland Hills (TX) because of racial epithets. Challenged at the Manchester (CN) High School "because the 'N' word is used in the book 212 times."
Pulled from classes in Taylor (MI) schools because of complaints about its liberal use of common racial slurs.
Challenged as required reading at Cactus High in Peoria (AZ). The student and mother have threatened to file a civil-rights complaints because of alleged racial treatment, the segregation of the student, and the use of a racial slur in the classroom.
Challenged in the Lakeville (MN) as required reading for sophomores.
Challenged in the Normal (IL) Community High School sophomore literature class as being degrading to African Americans. Pulled from the reading lists of the three Renton (WA) high schools after an African American student said the book degraded her and her culture. The Novel was eventually retained for classroom usage.
Challenged in the Normal (IL) Community High School sophomore literature class as being degrading to African Americans. Pulled from the reading lists of the three Renton (WA) high schools after an African American student said the book degraded her and her culture.
Challenged in Portland (OR) schools by an African-American student who said he was offended by an ethnic slur used in the 1885 novel.
Challenged, but retained, in Enid (OK) schools. Challenged in Kankakee (IL) school district because of offensive language.
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