“What would Obama think?” I wondered the other day.
I had just read that officials in the public schools in Duluth, Minnesota, have banned Harper Lee’s… 731 more words
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A Minnesota school district is dropping two classic novels, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” from its required reading list because of the books’ liberal use of a racial slur.
I loved how it took the banning of Amy Anne Ollinger’s favourite book – From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – from her school library to turn the quiet and shy braid-sucking fourth grader into an activist, who would do whatever it takes to ensure every child at her school can read whatever books they want whether that is… 271 more words
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. 469 more words
The Biloxi, Mississippi Board of Education voted to remove To Kill A Mockingbird from their school district curriculum. The vice chair of the Biloxi Board of Education said they made that decision because reading the book made people uncomfortable and other books can give students the same message of empathy as… 481 more words