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Irrational News NAACP Being Ignorant About Play BAR-ENDER
Posted by: on Oct 29, 03 | 11:28 am

Recently a school in Columbus tried to put on the play, To Kill A Mockingbird. The drama teacher at the high school was concerned about the racial epithets used in the play. The play/book is set in the south during the dperession. In it Atticus Finch, a white lawyer, defends a black man who has been accused of raping a white woman. The story portrays much of the backlash from the racist community, which is where the racial epithets come in.

Concerned that the strong language may upset some people in the community, the teacher asked the local chapter of the NAACP what they're opinion of the play was. Surprisingly, the NAACP asked that the world not be used in the play. The word in question is, of course, "nigger." The school, however, could not obtain permission from the publisher of the play to change the word.

The NAACP is not reacting to this in the correct way at all. The person who the teacher contacted was a local president of the NAACP, or something along those lines. She stated that she gave her personal opinion, as opposed to an official statement. That may be true, but her personal sentiments can't be that far from the organization's.



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