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...
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.
I was in conversation with a white guy and he made a statement in which he said he “believes race relations were actually better 10 to 15 years ago.” So here's the question: “Were race relations actually better 10 to 15 years ago?”
I am so tired of coming across church people who want to argue that churches should have nothing to do with the fight for social justice for which so many of us, myself included, are doing everything we can to bring attention to.
DO YOU SPEAK "GOODER ENGLISH?"
If you’ve ever felt like you didn’t fit in, or that you didn’t belong, or that there is something more that you should be doing with your life, this book is for you.