School District Pulls ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Because It ‘Makes People Uncomfortable’

A book that was created to make Americans uncomfortable is being pulled from an eighth-grade reading list reading list bythe Biloxi School District in Mississippi because “it makes people uncomfortable.”

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee tells the story of a principled attorney, Atticus Finch, who defends a black man after the rape of a white woman in a small southern town. The story is full of wry wit, southern charm, and terrible examples of racism. But it made Atticus Finch one of the great American heroes in literature and the story a must-read for school children.