School board partially lifts ban on book

By Andrea Kelley
Courtesy The Journal

EASLEY — After months of discussion from parents and community members and a recently filed lawsuit in federal court, the Pickens County School Board unanimously voted Thursday to reinstate a banned book.

The board originally voted to remove “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You,” by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds in September after a group of parents said the book went against S.C. state budget proviso 1.105, which states districts can’t use any state funds to teach or approve any

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