Banned Books 2022 – I Am Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Marshall University does not ban books! The information is provided to let people know what has been banned/challenged elsewhere.


Challenged by a parent of an 11th grade English student at an Ely (MN) High School board meeting. He decried the book as full of “anti-White rhetoric and cancel culture all rooted in critical race theory” and expressed disappointment that the email he had sent to the principal and English teacher had not resulted in it being banned from from the curriculum already. This being the first challenge in 20 years, the school board scrambled to get procedures in place. At a later board meeting the school superintendent said that the book has been reviewed by the Memorial School English Department and their recommendation will be examined by the district school principals and the board advisory council committee meeting. Brown’s book best-selling memoir details myriad ways in which institutions claiming to value diversity fall short of their principles. It also explores the role White, middle-class, evangelicalism has played in increasing racial hostility in the country.

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August 19, 2022