[aisle] Should it stay or should it go?
plwyatt at cps.edu
Fri May 17 05:07:34 CDT 2019
Keep! If we erase the past it will be forgotten!!!
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> On May 16, 2019, at 12:18 PM, Rademacher, Kristen via AISLE <aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:
> It should stay. If we erase the harm done and the ways in which that harm was caused, we can’t fix it. That said, there are newer fantastic books about him that would also be great additional resources.
> Kristen Rademacher
> 1 Book 1 Marist Director
> Marist High School
> rademacher.kristen at marist.net
> From: AISLE <aisle-bounces at list.railslibraries.info> On Behalf Of Melissa Lambert via AISLE
> Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:10 PM
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> Subject: [aisle] Should it stay or should it go?
> 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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