The culling of “Euro-centric” and “colonial” books

Earlier this week, Grade 10 student Reina Takatam, who attends Erindale Secondary School in Mississauga, ON, spoke to CBC about the disturbingly barren bookshelves in her school library. According to Takatam’s estimate, when she returned to school after summer vacation, “more than 50 per cent of her school’s library books (were) gone.”

Following up on this story, which I call “bookgate,” I contacted a teacher who has been employed with the Peel District School Board (PDSB) for decades. To protect the teachers identity, I will refer to them as “Teacher X.”

The first insight I gained from Teacher X was that, while Reina Takatam did contact the CBC about the abundance of empty library shelves at her school, the truth is, many PDSB librarians and teachers were outraged and had also complained. As will be expanded in the following essay, the purging of books at PDSB was the design of radical activists who have been running things for years.

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