Randolph school board to reconsider Ellison book ban

It appears the public shaming over the Randolph County school board's ban of Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" is having an impact - they've called a meeting to reconsider. Via PBS:

But the board's ban upset local residents and gained national attention -- even some international attention. The Courier-Tribune reported that the story appeared on Russian TV.

It is unclear whether the outcry caused the board to schedule a special session as no reason was given for the reconsideration, but the board will meet again Wednesday, Sept. 25 to discuss the ban.

More at the local Asheboro paper.



Shining a spotlight on bigotry and stupidity embarrasses the stupid and the bigots enough that they retreat.

Not always, but sometimes.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014