Apparently, some parents feel that this book (based on Ruby's actual real life experience as a child) mentioning a "large crowd of angry white people who didn't want Black children in a white school" was too harsh and didn't offer "redemption" at the end...
Union soldiers, led by Major Gen. Gordon Granger, landed in the city with news that the Civil War had ended and slaves were now free. The announcement came two-and-a-half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation that technically freed slaves.
Here is a list of resources that we recommend for those looking for a good place to get started with learning more on the topics of racism, discrimination & cultural awareness. The items listed are grouped in categories representing different styles for learning.
I've been in contact with a number of Christians who believe that social justice is not a part of the church's mandate and that it's not something the church should be chasing after. Some even believe that it's not something the church should even be getting involved in.
When I go in to teach some of my Cross-Cultural Literacy Sessions, I've found that there are some words and phrases that I need to be pretty careful with using, or I literally risk losing the ear & heart of many of the white people that I am trying to help navigate this world of race & culture.
When I think of a hero, I think of someone who has an ability, or power, or something life-saving that I wish I could do, or be like. A hero is someone that I would want to pattern myself after, and I don't know many people that are running around saying, "I want to be like George Floyd."