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Why Is Arkansas Rep. Kim Hendren So Afraid of Howard Zinn’s Books? #BookBanning

Arkansas State Representative Kim Hendren thinks Howard Zinn’s books are so dangerous that he’s introduced state legislation to prohibit public and charter school children from reading them.* Zinn’s most famous book, … 424 more words

Books

Censoring Diversity Under the Guise of “Political Correctness” #BookBanning

“He had us all, the way only a pretty can.”

That’s what Yunior, the narrator of Junot Díaz’s Nilda, says about his older brother–only he doesn’t abbreviate the racial epithet. 660 more words

Books

Book Banning in Virginia

Last week, a temporary ban was put on two classic American novels “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” by the Accomack County Public Schools. 288 more words

Musings

November 13, 1953: When Red, Red Robin Comes Bobbin' Along

In the early 50s, folks worked themselves up into a real dither searching for Bolsheviks here, there, wherever they may be hiding. There was a commie round every corner; any person you met might be a secret pinko, hoping to lead you down the slippery slope to socialism and the dreaded one world. 415 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

to keep up with demand

there were lines around the block

each time the bookstore got restocked

to keep up with demand

not what the banners planned
and
there was a lot of jiggling… 52 more words

Poem; Poetry

Michelle Edmisten Fights For Religious Illiteracy

During my high school senior year, my History instructor, Mr. S, would expand his lesson plans, each Friday, to include history in the making. He didn’t merely lecture us about current events… he actually inspired the entire class to participate in lively discussions. 672 more words

Politics

Don't Pull The Trigger

In our newly minted culture of political correctness, we now function in a society in which hypersensitivity and an over awareness of potentially offensive discourse threatens to turn down, or even off, the volume on our writing and dialogue. 854 more words