‘It’s the racial stuff’: Illinois prison banned, removed books on black history and empowerment from inmate education program — The Muslim Times

Officials at an Illinois prison suspended an educational program for inmates, launched two internal investigations and removed 200 books from a prison library because many had “racial” content or addressed issues like diversity and inclusion, according to records obtained by the Tribune.

Danville Correctional Center officials also prohibited for use in the University of Illinois program several classic books of African American history, including “The Souls of Black Folk,” the anti-slavery novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the memoir of former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. https://themuslimtimes.info/2019/08/22/its-the-racial-stuff-illinois-prison-banned-removed-books-on-black-history-and-empowerment-from-inmate-education-program/

3 thoughts on “‘It’s the racial stuff’: Illinois prison banned, removed books on black history and empowerment from inmate education program — The Muslim Times

  1. Shame on my home state for doing this. I actually know someone who’s from Danville which is by Champaign (Central Illinois) even though he’s not in jail in that same town. That is obviously a racialized decision and really shows what the higher ups think of the people who get flooded in that system mainly for bogus charges.

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