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Pennsylvania school caught tossing out ‘white’ books

School students in Pennsylvania decided to stage a "public book burning" at their institution by throwing hundreds of books into rubbish tips to “decolonize” their school library - for fun.

Published: February 20, 2022, 11:49 am

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    Wexford, Penn.

    At the North Allegheny Senior High School in Wexford, Pennsylvania. “Taking this school’s curriculum into our own hands,” the students jested while tossing a “Coach’s Bible” into the rubbish bin.

    Other “offensive” titles include:

    The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming Our Young Men by Christina Hoff Sommers

    Stock Market Logic: A Sophisticated Approach to Profits on Wall Street by Norman G. Fosback

    Making Democracy a Reality by Claude G. Bowers

    The youngsters laughed while cleaning out the shelves: “We found so many!” Another title also raised eyebrows: Africa: Adventures in Eyewitness History by Rhoda Hoff. According to one student, Trevor Sutcliffe, who tweeted scenes from the library, it was “satire”.

    The summer custodian who was allegedly asked to throw away “outdated” books, however, urged the student who had posted it on TikTok to remove the video and denied that it had been “some left-wing purge of ideas”.

    An unnamed librarian had chosen the titles to be removed, he said.

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