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'Biloxi Public Schools said the book may be read with a parent’s permission. It had been cut from a curriculum over complaints about its racial slurs. School officials prompted a public outcry this month when they said the book would no longer be required reading, spurring a debate about censorship and race, and drawing national attention to the district in the city of about 45,000 people on the Gulf of Mexico. The Biloxi School Board’s decision spread online and outside the state. Many saw it as a lost opportunity for students to have the frank conversations that generations of Americans need to have over their country’s history.'