Should racially offensive books remain on display?
Little Black Sambo
Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Shakespeare Books & Antiques
Photograph of the Banned Books display window for Shakespeare Books & Antiques
A display of banned books, including racist titles, at Shakespeare Books & Antiques led the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to stop doing business with the store.
Ashland bookstore, Shakespeare Books & Antiques, is being boycotted by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival because of an offensive book in a Banned Books window display. The author asked for opinions on the situation from residents and tourists on the street. Some respondents emphasized the need to understand reasons for banning books and to avoid whitewashing history.
banned books, boycott, racism, censorship