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  1. Teppodama Silver Belt

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    https://www.newsweek.com/kill-mocki...cerns-1547241?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

    Just the latest school district around the nation to decide that some classic literature is just is too problematic to discuss with their students.

    Burbank, Cali:
    Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Theodore Taylor's The Cay and Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
     
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    The democratic party is the new NSDAP.
    Ban books. Check
    Violent riots. Check
    Media censorship. Check
    Punish dissent with more violence. Check
    Start a war somewhere. Pending
     
  3. Ornife Black Belt

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    I understand deciding to update the curriculum to include material that resonates more with the youth of today but outright banning any of these books should be considered unacceptable.
     
  4. BIKES! So then I said... Platinum Member

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    The indoctrinated left labeled the rallying cry Make America Great Again racist. The Marxists are getting closer to their goal...
     
  6. Social Distance Warrior Banned Banned

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    in this day and age, practically every book or piece of literature can be considered "problematic."

    great usage of Orwellian tactics btw.

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  7. tonni POTY 2020 Banned

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    Hates communism. Check.

    wait
     
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    Waiting for some exciting:

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    I sorta get Huck Finn given a certain characters name.... I've admittedly never read Of Mice and Men so why is that getting banned?
     
  10. HOLA Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Of Mice And Men and To Kill a Mockingbird are two books almost every American my age read in school growing up. Not exactly obscure or controversial. Silly move.
     
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    I mean obviously the books aren't banned.
     
  12. Social Distance Warrior Banned Banned

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    censorship and bannings tend to be.

    Catcher and the Rye is anotehr one that gets a lot of hate.

    not sure what is controversial about that novel.
     
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    Imagine being such a hysterical little nancy boy that you equate changing curriculum with book banning like the Nazis did.
     
  14. BFoe Western States Heritage Champion Platinum Member

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    I strongly oppose any book banning. Trying to decide what ideas are “appropriate” and which aren’t gets dangerous very quickly. Isn’t school supposed to be a place to encounter different ideas, discuss them, and challenge them?

    edit: according to the article, it was parents who raised the issue. That’s a shame.
     
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    Uhh, I fully support Catcher in the Rye being banned. Diatribes of an emo narcissist that are supposed to be thought provoking and interesting. They're not.
     
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    The nazis were socialists. The S in NSDAP stands for socialist. The European Union was actually modelled after the European Confederation plan of Von Ribbentrop. As painful for you it is to admit, the nazis were leftists.
     
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    Please stop.
     
  18. nac386 Steel Belt

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    A lot of classic literature provides the opportunity to teach the students about the problems that used to exist, and to make connections to modern times. If done correctly, not only is it not harmful, it's very productive.

    But the parents also have a point here with this statement:
    That's true. These books are all written from the white perspective. Black people did not have their own perspective on their own tribulations represented in that era to any meaningful degree, and that is a problem when choosing literature from that time period. It doesn't mean you can't still use those books, but I think it is very, very important that curriculums find ways to include black perspectives. Otherwise black kids read literature throughout school that forces them to be outsiders looking in on their own ancestral experience.

    But this part, I don't think is a particularly strong argument:

    That's sad, and it's hurtful. But that's a parenting issue, a schooling issue, and an issue of young people needing to learn empathy. Getting rid of certain books is absolutely not going to prevent kids from being mean to each other, that has to be addressed in other ways.
     
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    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a democracy. It's in the name.
     
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    for real? the only part I thought was remotely "controversiaL' was when the Pimp beats up Holden.

    I do agree that it was slightly overrated.
     

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