[aisle] Should it stay or should it go?

Jill Johnson jjohnson910 at gmail.com
Thu May 16 13:24:45 CDT 2019

keep it.  You can add others to your collection but keep this as well.
Important for students to understand the historical use of that term.

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 12:10 PM Melissa Lambert via AISLE <
aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Hi All,
> A teacher wants me to discard a book. *Jackie Robinson: A Life of Courage*
> by Kieth Brandt (1992). There is a page that recounts a time during
> Robinson's life when he was called a nigger, see below quote. I'm inclined
> to keep it. What do you think? We also have an extensive reconsideration
> policy and procedure.
> "When he was 8 years old, his mother sent him out to sweep the sidewalk. A
> little girl across the street started shouting, "nigger, nigger, nigger!".
> Jackie was hurt. he shouted back, "You're nothing but a cracker!"
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