Anti-Semitism in a High School Library

TitleAnti-Semitism in a High School Library
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsCox-White, B, Connolly, P, Englehardt, E, Hinman, L, Ladenson, R, Leever, M
Pagination1 p.
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsDiversity , education , INTELLECTUAL freedom , Library and Information Science
AbstractIn Pleasantville High School, a student finds and checks out a copy of "The Protocals of the Elders of Zion" out of the school library. The book is a notorious tract of anti-Semitic propaganda, and was bought by an assistant librarian back in the 1960's with anti-semitic inclinations. That individual is now gone, but this book has obviously lingered in the collection. As the principal of Pleasantville High School, you are notified of a complaint filed by parents of a Jewish student with the B'nai Brith Anti Defamation League, a group devoted to combating anti-semiticism, who is now in contact with you on the parents' behalf.
NotesCase from the 2001 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2001.
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