School purges books published before 2008 in ‘illogical’ inclusivity push

…“The Peel District School Board works to ensure that the books available in our school libraries are culturally responsive, relevant, inclusive, and reflective of the diversity of our school communities and the broader society.”

Still, Takata, who is of Japanese descent, argued that removing books by publication date would erase important history.

“I think that authors who wrote about Japanese internment camps are going to be erased and the entire events that went on historically for Japanese Canadians are going to be removed,” she said.

“That worries me a lot.”

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce, who wouldn’t initially comment on the weeding process, said this week he had written to the school board ordering it to end the practice in the wake of the backlash.

R&I – TP


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