Banned Books 2021 – White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk Bout Racism

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

2021

An English teacher at Choctaw High School in Fort Walton (FL) assigned this book to her senior class students. She had discussed the title and her plans to use it with the principal during the summer. But when the book was taught, parents objected. According to the teacher, “I got a few calls from [parents] who were appalled. ‘How dare you read this book?’ and ‘Racism is not an issue in America and you are making it one.’ That, to me alone, after reading the book, was more of a reason . . . why we need to read the book.” The complaints led to the removal of the book, but after the teacher appealed to the board, she was allowed to use excerpts from the book in the classroom.

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Ron Titus, titus@marshall.edu
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Last updated

September 9, 2021