"U.S. schools pull more than 1,000 book titles in 'unparalleled' censorship bid, report finds.
Under massive pressure from free speech hating and idea loathing conservatives, "86 school districts had removed 1,145 titles from their shelves over the last nine months, some permanently and others while an investigation was under way."
Book banning is a reprehensible practice that has no place in a free and democratic society.
Conservative groups have been known to target books that they perceive as being offensive or inappropriate, often citing religious or moral objections as their rationale for censorship. Some recent examples include the banning of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in schools and libraries.
These efforts are often based on a narrow, ideological agenda and ignore the value of free expression and the importance of diverse viewpoints in our society.
The fact that banning is happening at all is deeply troubling. Banning books based on ideological or political beliefs is a form of censorship that goes completely against the principles of a free and open society. We must remain vigilant against such efforts and defend the right to read and express diverse perspectives.
Banning refers to the act of prohibiting or restricting access to something or someone.
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No don't agree in general, but agree school boards or principals can prune book collections. If it's a space issue and there's other or more favored books, ok. They are books and ideas and opinions... students can get them elsewhere and they should. They should be required to read two books from countering viewpoints in HS. Aren't they always updating collections?
Our kid had to read some of these, and we questions what she was reading at the age she was, we didn't like what we heard. As long as there is parents there for support, it's ok. Kids that don't have support to broaden view, to discuss, may get lost in a different mentality. Kids are impressionable.
P. S. Why in the he!! isn't Mein Kampf in there? Satanic verses? Why not the satanic Bible? The kama sutra? 50 shades of grey, not to mention the Holy Bible and the Koran? Oh yea... sepration of church and state. I just don't understand schools, do you? Maybe they are limited in what they can influence, and tell kids to read outside of school. Maybe parents just don't like some topics they feel influences their kids.